Electronic pioneers, THE ORB, to who last week released new album Prism, will perform as part of the EastSide Arts Festival opening weekend line-up at Banana Block, on Friday 28 July.
Thirty-five years since Alex Paterson lit the multi-coloured touchpaper on The Orb’s interstellar space odyssey, he continues to swerve becoming his own tribute act, by never standing still and preparing a cluster of fresh new projects.
New release, Prism, is the eighteenth Orb studio album, a sprawling, genre-bending work, already hailed as their most towering set for years.
With Alex Paterson always setting the controls for the perfect ambient flight, dance groove or exploring previously unknown vistas, The Orb initially manifested as visionary mischief-makers in 1988’s acid house revolution.
1990’s landmark debut album The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, was promoted by Alex turning The Orb into a mind-blowing live experience. Second album U.F. Orb was launched at the Planetarium and entered the UK album charts at number one in July 1992.
With an ever rotating cast of co-creators, a continuous string of charting albums, numerous EPs, compilations, mix records, and countless remixes since, The Orb remains a truly essential and still pioneering recording project and an ever engaging live presence.
Local reggae collective Explosion Sound Selectors will support.