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Bicycles & Tricycles


The Orb


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Orb Is    
  2   Aftermath feat. MC Soom T    
  3   The Land Of Green Ginger    
  4   Hell's Kitchen    
  5   Gee Strings    
  6   Prime Evil    
  7   Abstractions    
  8   L.U.C.A.    
  9   From A Distance    
  10   Tower Twenty Three    
  11   Kompania    
  12   Dilmun    


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True veterans of the UK electronica scene, Alex Paterson's the Orb are one of the most influential groups of the late eighties "acid house" scene, and alongside Leftfield, Orbital and 808 State, helped bring electronic music to a more mainstream audience without it necessarily having to be aimed at the dancefloor - a trend which would eventually give electronica the respect it deserved. The Orb's early hits incuded "Little Fluffy Clouds" and "A Huge Ever Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld", moments of sheer atmospheric bliss, more suited to lying down than pumping fists, and they are still considered among the finest moments in British electronica. The accompanying albums were huge successes, and nearly 15 years on, Alex Paterson can look back at a tremendous and prolific career. Time to rest on your laurels for most, surely ? Well not Alex Paterson, instead we have the finest Orb album for some time, and a record that puts most of electronica's young pretenders to shame. 'Bicycles & Tricycles' takes in everything from post-rock through to break-beat influenced house, with elements of jazz and of course lush electronica all thrown in for good measure. Highlights include several collaborations with fellow minded traveller Thomas Fehlman. "The Land Of Green Finger" is an epic of almost folk like proportions, and a nod to the likes of Green Jelly, "Gee Strings" is beautifully constructed melodic house, and the closing "Dilmun" an ambient haven. Many cuts include vocalists, MC Soom T features on the hip-hop influenced "Aftermath", while "From A Distance", co-produced with original Orb sideman and KLF-founder Jimmy Cauty, contains twisted verse from The Corpral. 'Bicycles & Tricycles' is a constantly ambitous record, every corner holds a surprise - yes it is an ambient record yet the world has changed a lot since "Little Fluffy Clouds", and that political and cultural edginess is perfectly conceived by Paterson, the navigator on our journey through bliss, fear and ultimately fullfillment. The Orb have come up with a record to silence any critics and once again inspire. Recommended.

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Artist: The Orb
Album: Bicycles & Tricycles
Cat #: COOKCD298
Date: 17/05/2004
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Cooking Vinyl
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 days
Genres: Dance , Electronic , Pop , Rock
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