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The Orb's 'No Sounds Are Out of Bounds' Is One Bold and Fascinating Album

By opening the door to collaborators, the Orb have created a finely-tuned, artistic slam-dunk on No Sounds Are Out of Bounds.

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The Orb: Moonbuilding 2703 AD

The Orb sail over the moon on this one, making electronic greatness look easy as ever.

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Decibel X: September 2013 - Seattle, WA

On September 25 through 29, the seaport city of Seattle, Washington lit up for the tenth time with one of the largest live event programs in North America.

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2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit (Preview and Schedule)

The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit will take place from October 25 - 27 in Asheville, North Carolina.

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The Orb Featuring Lee Scratch Perry: The Observer in the Star House

In keeping with the Orb’s tendency toward sci-fi themes, the album is called The Observer in the Star House. But the sci-fi endeavor is more Cocoon than Star Wars – gentle, romantic and consistently delivered rather than epic in scope.

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In the Star House: 10 Questions with the Orb

Alex Paterson sits down to discuss his outfit's forthcoming collaboration with Lee "Scratch" Perry, as well as what he thinks of the Orb being an "ambient group" and which track of his he places above all others.

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15 Landmark Dance Tracks from 1991

As a precursor to PopMatters' upcoming retrospective on music in 1991, Sound Affects takes at look at 15 pivotal tracks from the year where dance music's potential to amaze seemed boundless.

Steve Jansen
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My Life With the Tape Hiss Cult

When we think of our experiences with electronic music, we can follow a thought trail that leads like a Wikipedia article from one incendiary album to many others. Their qualities are not always alike but for one: the nostalgic thread that runs through them.

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The Orb feat. David Gilmour: Metallic Spheres

The sound of Pink Floyd's lead guitar sits on top of the Orb's music rather than inside of it. That's good, but not good enough.

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Ain't No Cure for the Digital Virus

How I came to love electronic music... I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell looped and thrown over a 4/4 or broken beat with a bad ass bass line.

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The Best Electronic(a) Albums of 2008

Ghosts, bugs, animals, tambourines, other channels, and Hercules: they're all part of the best electronic(a) music of the year.

David Abravanel, Timothy Gabriele, Alan Ranta, and Dan Raper
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The Orb: The Dream

Doctor Patterson thankfully steers the Orb back to its roots on their 10th full-length. Gosh, that's keen.

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