To mark the release of their album ‘Metallic Spheres’ next Monday, 11th October, The Orb and David Gilmour have created an exclusive animated video of a clip from the new album entitled ‘Hymns To The Sun’.The Orb, the successful and influential UK ambient/house collective, came to collaborate with David Gilmour after working together on a version of Graham Nash’s Chicago for a charity project. Youth (aka Martin Glover), a frequent Orb accomplice, was invited to create a remix, and he and Alex Paterson, as The Orb, were so energized by the task that they continued working until it was an album-length entity.
Having asked Gilmour to bring his guitars to Youth’s studio in South London to prolong and enrich their new creation, the trio worked up a sonic mixture in a range of styles. Thus, the Metallic Spheres project was born.
‘Metallic Spheres’ is designed to be heard in two parts – Metallic Side (24 48), and ˜Spheres Side (25 09). Also present are five musical sub-divisions in each part.
The album uniquely utilizes David Gilmour’s discernable electric guitar and lap steel guitar, Alex Paterson’s sound manipulation, keyboards and turntables, and Youth’s bass guitar and keyboards. www.davidgilmourblog.com
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