The Orb featuring David Gilmour from Pink Floyd
Saturday 21st August 2010
Metallic Spheres Update -- Date Confirmed and EPK
Sony Music have now confirmed the release date of the Metallic Spheres album as 12th October in North America (11th October in the UK). The first EPK of the album, directed by filmmaker Gavin Elder, has now been made available. It features Orb members Martin 'Youth' Glover and Alex Paterson, plus footage of David contributing electric guitar and lap steel guitar during the album sessions at Youth's studio. Pink Floyd Lene2free@yahoo.com
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New footage has emerged of The Orb working with former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.
The Orb emerged at a critical time for dance music. The white heat of Acid House was dissipating, and amid the furious tempos of 'Ardkore some people just wanted to tune in, turn on and chill out.
Looking to ambient music for inspiration, The Orb were commonly linked to Pink Floyd. The pair share a love of down tempo music, with the prog giant's languid soundscapes serving as an inspiration.
Now after twenty years of worship The Orb have finally been able to work with a member of Pink Floyd. News broke earlier this year that the dance legends had used material from David Gilmour extensively on their new project.
The pair jammed last year, resulting in reels of recorded music. Deciding to embark on a new album, The Orb used David Gilmour's contributions as a starting point before spiralling into new areas.
The resulting album is named 'Metallic Spheres' and is due to be released later this year. Causing a stir amongst fans of both parties, the album is designed to be heard in two sides: 'Metallic Side' (24'48"), and 'Spheres Side' (25'09").
Also present are five musical sub divisions. Alongside The Orb's extensive tape manipulation and production skills David Gilmour has contributed lengthy guitar parts, including some pedal steel guitar