Many of the tracks here are from ideas and productions that never made it to CD before. Perhaps backing "ideas" for Madonna, All Saints etc developed into finished tracks. Perhaps older noodles of his own that were never taken further until now.
Orbit is a talented man - and highly creative, but what we have here is some of his craft without the passion found elsewhere. The Strange Cargo series was inspiring while this just sounds, well, "nice". If it were someone unknown I'd congratulate on the slick production and watch their development with great interest. But Orbit can do much better than this.
I can't help feeling it was released to keep his name in the public's mind - or perhaps a suggestion from the record company, to trade on his reputation and fame. I can't see he would need the money. I'm sure he knows this is far from his best work (and to be fair it ain't his worst).
From past work he has set very high standards for himself. I expect a new solo album from WO to be a cut above the rest, to show others how its done, to have elements of daring, experimentation, even self indulgence. I hear little of that here.
Come on Orbit, you've proved your worth, now exercise your art, challenge and battle with yourself like you would have done before the fame and fortune.
Hopefully this is just to fill time while he rests, re-charges and works out his next evolutionary step.
In summary, a lazy effort, could do better. See me after class!
(I still love you though Mr Orbit)