The U.S. version of Orbital's debut album serves as a good primer to the group's early history, including standard versions of the early singles "Chime," "Omen," "Satan," and "Midnight," in addition to two B-sides which showed Phil and Paul's first stab at varying their Kraftwerk-inspired sound. "Belfast" (from the "Satan" single) is a warm, mid-tempo synth track inspired by Depeche Mode; "Choice," at the other extreme, is an aggro-house piece with vocal samples (e.g., "Wake Up!") that recall socially conscious punks like Crass. [FFRR's 1999 edition included one bonus track.]
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I've been a fan of all types of techno since the late eighties. If there is any advice I can give you about the legendary "green-album" it's the fact that no one within the electronic spectrum will ever be able to create the sounds and feelings that Orbital brings. The green-album is a classic, well over 10 years old and still a masterpiece. By hearing it you will agree that it sounds like something released in 2006. Fan of techno or not-this is an album that everyone should have. Let's just call it the "Bible of Beats". ---A MUST. -------------Illushun Illustrious