The pioneering ambient house band playing at Botanique
WhenFri. 17 May, 2024
OrganiserBotanique & Peter Verstraelen Agency
"Bona fide UK dance music legends"
It’s been thirty-five years since Alex Paterson lit the multi-coloured touchpaper on The Orb’s interstellar space odyssey. Though, he continues to swerve, preparing a cluster of fresh new projects. The band had another prolific year in 2023, releasing Prism, their eighteenth studio album as well as a new collaboration with David Gilmour to follow 2010’s Metallic Spheres with Metallic Spheres In Colour.
The Orb initially manifested as visionary mischief-makers in 1988’s acid house revolution, taking “ambient house” to number one in the album charts. This was the starting point of vast discography imbued with ambient, dub and techno. One of music’s true originals, not averse to celebrating past triumphs but still always watching the skies and looking to the future.