As part of their 25th Anniversary tour innovaters of the ambient house movement The Orb come to Berlin this December for a special live show at Berghain.
Support comes from Max Loderbauer who is known most recently for his work with Ricardo Villalobos, as part of the Moritz Von Oswald Trio or his collaboration with Tobias Freund, Non-Standard Institute.
The Orb are an English electronic music group known for spawning the genre of ambient house. Founded in 1988 by Alex Paterson and KLF member Jimmy Cauty, The Orb began as ambient and dub DJs in London. Its early performances were inspired by ambient and electronic artists of the 1970s and 1980s, most notably Brian Eno and Kraftwerk. Because of its trippy sound, the Orb developed a cult following among clubbers “coming down” from drug-induced highs.
The Orb feat Lee Perry | Hold M Upsetter
The Orb has maintained its drug-related and science fiction themes despite personnel changes, including the departure of Cauty and other Orb members Kris Weston, Andy Falconer, Simon Phillips, and Andy Hughes. Paterson has been the only permanent member, continuing to work as the Orb with the Swiss-German producer Thomas Fehlmann and, later, with Killing Joke’s Martin “Youth” Glover and Tim Bran of Dreadzone.
The Orb released the Metallic Spheres album in October 2010, featuring David Gilmour, of Pink Floyd and released by Columbia Records. In 2012, The Orb teamed with award-winning dub musician, Lee “Scratch” Perry to produce a reggae-infused album titled “The Observer In The Star House”, which was recorded in Berlin over a period of several months and features the single “Golden Clouds”.
The Orb | “Little Fluffy Clouds” LIVE in London 2013
The title song was based on an earlier version of Little Fluffy Clouds, with the lyrics rewritten by Perry reflecting his childhood in Jamaica and the legendary property Golden Clouds located near his home.
The Orb & Max Loderbauer LIVE
Thursday, 12 December 2013 | 24:00 CET
Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain