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The Orb

Band, *1988 GB, London
Dance and Electronic

Long-running UK electronic group, originally formed by Jimmy Cauty (of The KLF) and Alex Paterson in 1988, that grew out of a love of ambient music and dub, soundscapes and science fiction. Due to the early work in this style, The Orb became pioneers of the early-90's-born "ambient house" genre. The group's lineup has shifted over the years, with Alex being the only consistent member. Notable members include Thrash and Thomas Fehlmann. Though he was never officially a member, Youth (a.k.a. Martin Glover) was instrumental throughout the group's existence, and co-owned the label WAU! Mr. Modo Recordings with Alex (they had known each other since they were young, and Alex was a roadie for the group Killing Joke, in which Youth played bass).

        
Members
PortraitThomas Fehlmann
syn, tr *1957 DE
PortraitRoger Eno
p *1959 GB
PortraitAlex Paterson
ttbl, key *1959
PortraitKris Weston
g, key *1972 GB
Lewis Keogh
PortraitNina Walsh
voc, bvoc, g GB
PortraitJimmy Cauty
g, key *1956 GB
PortraitAndy Falconer
key, voc GB
PortraitTim Bran
key
PortraitPaul Ferguson
dr *1958 GB
PortraitJohn Roome
1995-2002 GB
Nick Burton
perc, dr GB
Simon Phillips
eb, b
Fil Le Gonidec
PortraitAndy Hughes
perc, bvoc 1965-2009 GB
Keith York
dr GB
PortraitMartin Glover
b *1960 GB
PortraitMichael Rendall
Eric Walker
Popular Tracks   
Little Fluffy Clouds on Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld by The Orb
Little Fluffy Clouds - Dance Mix 2 on U.F.Off: The Best Of The Orb by The Orb
Toxygene - 7" Edit on U.F.Off: The Best Of The Orb by The Orb
Golden Clouds (feat. Lee "Scratch" Perry) on THE ORBSERVER in the star house by The Orb
Delta River on Enter the Kettle by OSS & The Orb
Plateau on Orbvs Terrarvm by The Orb
No Speed Limit on Enter the Kettle by OSS & The Orb
Daze - Missing & Messed up Mix on Abolition of the Royal Familia by The Orb
Fussball on More Tales From The Orbservatory by The Orb
Zombie - Camel's Hump Mix on No Need To Argue by The Cranberries

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
No Sounds Are Out Of BoundsThe Orb2018Album
Pillow Fight @ Shag MountainThe Orb2018Album
Rush Hill RoadThe Orb2018Album
The End Of The EndThe Orb2018Album
The Orb's Further Adventures Live 2016The Orb2017Album
4Orbidden Mission The Missing SegmentThe Orb2017Album
The Orb + Fenin / BusThe Orb + Fenin / Bus W/ Dabrye2017Album
The COW RemixesThe Orb2017Album
The Orb Chronicles - 20 Years Of ShitkatapultThe Orb2017Compil.
RA.EX386 The OrbThe Orb2017Single
AlpineThe Orb2016Album
Moonbuilding 2703 AD RemixesThe Orb2016Album
Alpine Diskomiks - Sin In Space, Pt. 2The Orb2016Album
COW / Chill Out, World!The Orb2016Album
All Is Not Lost, But Where Is It?Suns Of Arqa Featuring Youth, Raja Ram & The Orb2015Album
Further Adventures Beyond Dark Matter LiveThe Orb2015Album
History Of The Future Part 2The Orb2015Album
History Of The Future Part 2 日本盤特典ボーナストラックThe Orb2015Album
4Orbidden Mission (10th Anniversary Overhaul)The Orb2015Album
Moonbuilding 2703 ADThe Orb2015Album
All Is Not Lost, All Is Dub (The Remixes)Suns Of Arqa Featuring Youth, Raja Ram & The Orb2015Album
More Tales From The OrbservatoryThe Orb Featuring Lee Perry2013Album
History Of The FutureThe Orb2013Album
Ball Of FireThe Orb Featuring Lee Perry2013Album
Ball Of Fire / FuzzballThe Orb & Lee Perry2013Album
History Of The FutureThe Orb2013Album
Golden CloudsThe Orb Featuring Lee Perry2012Album
FACT Mix 341The Orb & Lee Perry2012Single
Loving You On A Monday Night In HeavenThe Orb2012Album
Four Early Orb Demos For "A Huge Ever Growing..."The Orb2012Album
The Orbserver In The Star HouseThe Orb Featuring Lee Perry2012Album
FACT Sessions Part 2The Orb & Lee Perry2012Single
The Orb For Ketama - Tundra And Sunflakes - 2CD Collectors EditionThe Orb2012Compil.
SoulmanThe Orb Featuring Lee Perry2012Single
Hold Me UpsetterThe Orb Featuring Lee Perry2012Album
Tundra And Sunflakes Vol.2The Orb2011Album
C Batter CThe Orb2011Album
Metallic SpheresThe Orb Featuring David Gilmour2010Album
Kiss FM MixColdcut Meets The Orb2010Single
Battersea BunchesThe Orb2010Single
Tundra And Sunflakes - Ketama Live Vol.3The Orb2009Compil.
RA.136The Orb2009Album
DDD (Dirty Disco Dub) RemixesThe Orb2009Album
Baghdad Batteries (Orbsessions Volume III)The Orb2009Album
The BBC Sessions 1989-2001The Orb2008Compil.
Full OrbientThe Orb2008Album
Vuja DeThe Orb2008Album
The DreamThe Orb2008Album
The Orb Versus FreezeThe Orb2008Compil.
I'll Be BlackThe Orb2007Compil.
Orbsessions Volume TwoThe Orb2007Compil.
The Art Of Chill 4The Orb2007Compil.
Speicher 33The Orb / The Rice Twins2006Album
Okie Dokie It's The Orb On KompaktThe Orb2005Album
Orbsessions Volume OneThe Orb2005Compil.
KomfortThe Orb2005Album
AftermathThe Orb2004Single
Battersea ShieldThe Orb v Meat Beat Manifesto2004Album
KomplottThe Orb2004Album
Bicycles & TricyclesThe Orb2004Album
From A DistanceThe Orb2003Album
Speicher 14The Orb / Michael Mayer2003Album
Back To MineThe Orb2003Compil.
Daleth Of Elphame EPThe Orb2002Album
KompassionThe Orb2002Album
Once More...The Orb2001Album
Auntie Aubrey's Excursions Beyond The Call Of Duty Part 2: The Orb Remix ProjectThe Orb2001Compil.
UntitledThe Orb2001Album
Electronic Collection (Best Trips)The Orb2001Compil.
CydoniaThe Orb2001Album
The Orb (2): 1994-1998The Orb2000Compil.
The Orb (1): 1990-1993The Orb2000Compil.
40 Minute MixThe Orb2000Album
Once More / StereoThe Orb / Stereo People1999Single
The Best Of The OrbThe Orb1998Album
U.F.OFF - The Best Of The OrbThe Orb1998Compil.
U.F.Off · Airwave SelectionThe Orb1998Album
ORBscure Trax · The Rare ExcursionsThe Orb1997Compil.
Orblivion (Album Sampler)The Orb1997Album
Chega De Saudade / The DevilDJ Soul Slinger / The Orb1997Album
AsylumThe Orb1997Single
ToxygeneThe Orb1997Single
6 Track CompilationThe Orb1997Album
OrblivionThe Orb1997Album
The Peel SessionsThe Orb1996Album
Auntie Aubrey's Excursions Beyond The Call Of Duty: The Orb Remix ProjectThe Orb1996Compil.
The O.O.B.E. AdventureThe Orb1996Album
Orbus Terrarum Album SamplerThe Orb1995Album
UntitledThe Orb, Tricky, PJ Harvey1995Album
Oxbow LakesThe Orb1995Album
Orbus TerrarumThe Orb1995Album
An Introduction To OrbThe Orb1995Album
OrbThe Orb1994Album
The Pulsating Sound Of OrbThe Orb1994Compil.
Europe 1992The Orb1994Album
Pomme FritzThe Orb1994Album
Pomme FritzThe Orb1994Album
Dipping Into The CyberworldThe Orb1994Album
Pomme FritzThe Orb1994Single
Tripping On SunshineThe Orb1993Album
AbsOrb - Selections From Orb Live 93The Orb1993Album
The Tong Poo RemixesYellow Magic Orchestra VS The Orb1993Single
Close Encounters Of The UltraworldThe Orb1993Album
Little Fluffy CloudsThe Orb1993Single
Live 93The Orb1993Album
Towers Of Dub / Blue RoomThe Orb1993Album
Assassin / Blue RoomThe Orb1992Single
Blue RoomThe Orb1992Single
Glastonbury '92The Orb1992Album
The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (Patterns & Textures) (The Video)The Orb1992Album
U.F.OrbThe Orb1992Album
U.F.OrbThe Orb1992Album
Sentinel (Total Overhaul)Mike Oldfield Versus The Orb1992Single
AssassinThe Orb1992Single
Aubrey Mixes: The Ultraworld ExcursionsThe Orb1991Album
Let The Music Take Control / Perpetual DawnCartouche / The Orb1991Single
Perpetual DawnThe Orb1991Album
Peel SessionsThe Orb1991Album
The Orb's Adventures Beyond The UltraworldThe Orb1991Album
Orb In DubThe Orb1991Album
Little Fluffy CloudsThe Orb1990Single
The Kiss EPThe Orb1989Album
A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The UltraworldThe Orb1989Album
Little Fluffy CloudsYasi Vs. The OrbSingle
Amnesty International Press ConferenceThe OrbSingle
Amnesty International Press ConferenceThe OrbSingle
Live At Brixton AcademyThe OrbAlbum
Orb Live At Nimes Arena - Aygust 1995The OrbAlbum
MP3 CollectionThe OrbAlbum
Amnesty International Press ConferenceThe OrbSingle
Amnesty International Press ConferenceThe OrbSingle
Amnesty International Press ConferenceThe OrbSingle
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