The Orb and David Gilmour to Collaborate on New Album
- Words: Patric Fallon
After writing a version of Graham Nash's "Chicago" for charity together, English/German electronic music innovators of The Orb and Pink Floyd singer/guitarist/songwriter David Gilmour have embarked on a new collaborative record entitled Metallic Spheres. The Orb that recorded the forthcoming album consists of Martin Glover and Alex Paterson (pictured above), both contributing their own unique approaches to keyboard, turntable, and sound manipulation work to Gilmour's renowned guitar style. Spheres, which will be released on October 12 via Columbia, consists of two parts: the "Metallic Side" and the "Spheres Side." Each side is roughly 25 minutes long, and consist of five movements. The new full-length will be released in many formats, including a deluxe edition that features an alternate mix of Spheres utilizing the 3D60™ process, which presents a complete 360-degree listening experience without the use of anything more than a run-of-the-mill stereo. On his new record, Paterson says, "It's a collision that's been waiting to happen with Pink Floyd / David Gilmour and The Orb orbiting many of the same planets."
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