Impossible Oddities From Underground to Overground: The Story of Wau! Mr. Modo

Impossible Oddities From Underground to Overground: The Story of Wau! Mr. Modo

by The Orb
     
 

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Fans of the Orb with a completist bent (and there must be some of you out there) will be thrilled by the appearance of this budget-priced three-disc retrospective of material from the vaults of legendary acid house label WAU! Mr. Modo. This is effectively another way of saying "the vaults of the Orb", the equally legendary production and

Overview

Fans of the Orb with a completist bent (and there must be some of you out there) will be thrilled by the appearance of this budget-priced three-disc retrospective of material from the vaults of legendary acid house label WAU! Mr. Modo. This is effectively another way of saying "the vaults of the Orb", the equally legendary production and writing duo of Alex Paterson and Killing Joke bassist Martin "Youth" Glover; Paterson and Youth not only produced the vast majority of these tracks, but appeared as musicians on many of them as well. Featured artists include Discotec 2000, Paradise X, Mystic Knights, Blowfly, Uncle 22, and Sound Iration, among others, and the program includes a few bona fide hits (a demo version of the Orb's "Little Fluffy Clouds," a previously unreleased version of Zoë's lovely "Sunshine on a Rainy Day"), but mostly offers obscurities that will be of interest primarily to established fans. That said, there is plenty here that could draw new listeners into the fold: househeads will enjoy Eternity's luxuriously long "Ashram House [Extended Mix]" and Paradise X's subtly samba-inflected "2 Much [Out of This World Mix]"; those whose tastes run more to breaks and reggae will get a bigger kick out of the two versions of Indica All Stars' "Open Our Eyes" and Sound Iration's "Seventh Seal," while those whose tastes range more broadly will enjoy the third disc, a continuous DJ mix that includes some material from the first two discs as well as additional tracks and runs the gamut from house to breaks to dubwise reggae. Paterson and Youth were some of the best producers of electronic dance music in any genre during the late '80s and early '90s, and this set is a fitting monument to their significant achievements.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
Label:
Year Zero
UPC:
5055311050065
catalogNumber:
6
Rank:
151572

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Little Fluffy Clouds
  2. Ashram House
  3. Tripping on Sunshine
  4. Feel This
  5. Let Jimi Take Over
  6. Somebody Somewhere
  7. Love
  8. 2 Much
  9. Superjack (Orbital Infusion 2000)
  10. O'locco (Orbital Therapy, Pt. 1)
  11. Open Our Eyes
  12. Open Our Eyes
  13. Filo Funk

Disc 2

  1. Sunshine on a Rainy Day
  2. Work Your Body
  3. Blackcurrant
  4. Reflection
  5. See Saw (Victor)
  6. Some Lovin' (Just a Beat)
  7. Sulpher Salsa
  8. Feel the Love
  9. Dark Side of the Moon
  10. The Wrath of Khan
  11. Is It House?
  12. Seventh Seal

Disc 3

  1. The Man From.../O'Locco (Orbital Therapy, Pt. 5)/Goldfinger [Alpine Drive M

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