Personalities | The Orb | Nineties | Rock

(Electronic group, 1989–present)

The main fountainhead of creativity was the highly collaborative Dr. Alex Patterson. The Orb redefined ambient music taking listeners on journeys irrespective of genre-fusing elements of dub and even progressive music into long extended pieces. Singles ‘A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld’ (sampling Minnie Riperton’s ‘Loving You’) and ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ are essential. The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Underworld (1991) remains their seminal work.

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
Personalities | Paradise Lost | Nineties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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