by The Orb

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The commercial and artistic peak of the ambient-house movement, U.F.Orb strides past the debut with more periods of free-form ambience and less reliance on a standard 4/4 beat. From the opening "O.O.B.E." through the bass-heavy gait of "Blue Room" and "Towers of Dub," the flow is more natural and ranges farther than most would have expected. The bevy of contributors (including Steve Hillage, Jah Wobble, Youth, Thomas Fehlmann, and Slam) never threatens to overload the proceedings, though the minimalist sampling of Ultraworld is replaced by a production focus much more dense and busy, especially on the "rain forest on Saturn" ethno-ambience of "Close Encounters." Elsewhere, Paterson maintains his fascination with the earthy dub basslines of Mad Professor and Lee Perry, even while he's indulging in flights of fancy indebted to Sun Ra.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/03/1992
Label: Universal I.S.
UPC: 0731451374920
catalogNumber: 5137492

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Orb   Primary Artist
Steve Hillage   Guitar
Tom Green   Flute
Jah Wobble   Bass
Marney Pax   Harmonica
Guy Pratt   Bass
Aisha   Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Hillage   Producer
Orb   Producer
Youth   Producer
Miquette Giraudy   Contributor
Greg Hunter   Engineer,Contributor
Jah Wobble   Programming
Victor Lewis-Smith   Contributor
Alex Paterson   Producer,Engineer
Marney Pax   Contributor
Thrash   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Thomas Fehlmann   Contributor
Stuart McMillan   Contributor
Orde Meikle   Contributor
LX   Contributor

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