solipsistic NATION No. 179: The Orb, Live

The Orb, LiveOnce a month on solipsistic NATION I feature a live performance from an electronic musician and boy do I have a treat for you today because today’s is a live set from The Orb recorded at the A.B. in Brussels September 25th of 2009! As an added bonus, we’re also going to talk to The Orb’s co-founder, Alex Paterson.

The Orb was founded by Alex Paterson and The KLF‘s Jimmy Cauty in 1988. The Orb began as ambient and dub DJs in London and developed a cult following among clubbers “coming down” from drug-induced highs.

The Orb has released nine studio albums to date as well as several remix albums and live albums and while there are many rotating members of The Orb Alex Paterson has always remained at The Orb’s core.

I’m a huuuge fan of The Orb! One of my favorite memories of The Orb was listening with my soundman Harry to The Orb’s Live 93 double album while out of our minds at WMFO. At one point we were both leaning out the window staring at the sky howling as snow pelted our faces while The Orb’s “Towers of Dub” throbbed over the speakers.

As I said, I’m a huge fan of The Orb and I love all their albums so I’m thrilled to play their live set from Brussels and have Alex Paterson join us from his home in the UK!

You can download the recording The Orb’s live performance at the A.B. in Brussels without my interview with Alex Paterson here.

Join us again next week when we’ll talk with Kristian Peters of the Sending Orbs record label.

Photo Credit: ©temple1201

  1. The Orb “A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld” (Live In A.B. Brussels-September 25, 2009)
  2. Interview with Alex Paterson of The Orb
  3. The Orb “Towers of Dub” (Live In A.B. Brussels-September 25, 2009)
  4. The Orb “Sleeping Tiger/Mother Nature/Outlands/DDD” (Live In A.B. Brussels-September 25, 2009)
  5. Interview with Alex Paterson of The Orb
  6. The Orb “Chuck Peaks/Little Fluffy Clouds” (Live In A.B. Brussels-September 25, 2009)
  7. Interview with Alex Paterson of The Orb
  8. The Orb “Rock” (Live In A.B. Brussels-September 25, 2009)

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