The Orb

The Orb is an electronic music group founded in 1988 by Alex Paterson and The KLF member Jimmy Cauty. Beginning as ambient and dub DJs in London, their early performances were inspired by electronic artists of the 1970s and 1980s, most notably Brian Eno and Kraftwerk. Because of their psychedelic sound, the Orb developed a cult following among clubbers "coming down" from drug-induced highs.
The Orb have maintained their drug-related science fiction themes despite personnel changes, including the departure of Cauty and members Kris Weston, Andy Falconer, Simon Phillips, Nick Burton, and Andy Hughes. Paterson has been the only permanent member, continuing to work as the Orb with Swiss-German producer Thomas Fehlmann and, later, with Martin "Youth" Glover, bassist of Killing Joke. Beyond recognition on their albums and concerts, his unauthorised use of other artists' works has led to disputes with musicians, most notably with Rickie Lee Jones.
During their live shows of the 1990s, The Orb performed using digital audio tape machines optimised for live mixing and sampling before switching to laptops and digital media.

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I Started A Joke (I Started An Orb Mix)Auntie Aubrey's Excursions Beyond The Call Of Duty - The Orb Remix Project - Part 24:27
Sentinel (Nobel Prize Mix)Auntie Aubrey's Excursions Beyond The Call Of Duty - The Orb Remix Project - Part 214:24
Golden Clouds (Youth Nous Sommes Tous En Situation Irreguliere Ambient Mix)Orbserving the Star House in Dub9:16
Ball of Fire (DABRYE Remix)Orbserving the Star House in Dub4:13
Golden Clouds (Instrumental)Orbserving the Star House in Dub5:44
Thirsty (Instrumental)Orbserving the Star House in Dub4:29
Ball of Fire (Deadbeat NYAH Dub)Orbserving the Star House in Dub6:09
Ashes (Instrumental)Orbserving the Star House in Dub1:42
Police & Thieves (Instrumental)Orbserving the Star House in Dub4:52
Ball of Fire (Mad Professor Dub Mix)Orbserving the Star House in Dub4:13
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