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Metallic Spheres

11 Oct 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 8 Oct 2010
  • Release Date: 8 Oct 2010
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 48:53
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  • ASIN: B0045GYTI4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,574 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By pableonus on 13 Oct 2010
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This album has David Gilmour stamped all over it and quite a wonderful creation it is. More trippy than ambient, this collaboration is more than just the sum of it constituent parts. It plays to the strengths of all the collaborators and the finished article is a rich, immersive experience. Indeed, the "3D60" version is mixed specifically for headphone use to mimic a surround sound environment.Through a set of good earphones, the music plays through much more sharply and the arrangement of tracks is changed to make the overall effect of a very different album. When the sleeve says 'bonus disc', it actually means what is says on the tin.

If you are a fan of The Orb and Pink Floyd, you are in for a treat.

Just as an aside, all artist royalties from this album will be contributed to the support of Gary McKinnon, the man the US wants to put on trial for hacking the Pentagon. You would have thought that someone that smart would be offered a job and taken very good care of wouldn't you?

So to my mind, a very worthwhile cause.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Mr Paul Savory VINE VOICE on 14 Oct 2010
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Although I listened to The Orb's Live album many many years ago and got my hands on the Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells singles remixed by The Orb I have not listened to much of The Orb's music. OK' Fluffy Little Clouds is superb, but from the amount of tracks I have heard I really cannot say that much about how this album rates amonst The Orb's output.
I have very recently returned from Ibiza after a totally "More" inspired holiday - not the drugs but I had the Floyd lp on my mp3. Whilst shopping in the town of Ibiza I could not help but hear techno. In one shop I enquired as to each type of music I was enjoying, was it Techno Ambient? No, the answer - Techno Minimal. So now I have a new musical term. And guess what, just by chance this album is Techno Minimal ( I think or should that be "I dink"?).
By watching the video supplied to Amazon one can get the feel of David's guitar playing. Minimal notes. minimal effort (for an axe god) but maximum mood setting. Reviews in the press liken this guitar work to Echoes or Shine On... well, yes and no. The soundscapes here are lush. Very suited to over dubbing the Landscape Channel on Sky 205 or playing with Winamp visuals.
The 3D cd must be played through headphones to get the full effect. In much the same way as The Final Cut and The Pros & Cons of Hitchhiking with their holophonics recording method.
David does rock out a little on track 2 in the style of Echoes but it is soooo well hidden. Cluster One and Signs of Life also come to mind as to types of playing found here.
So I am loving this chillout album and possibly this is where The Floyd could have gone post Wish You Were Here. On the quieter side I also listen to Jarre, Oldfield and Brian Eno so just to give you an idea this album sounds nothing like any of their outputs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Ratcliffe on 25 Mar 2011
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some 40 years after turning his back on the psychedelic counterculture out of which the Pink Floyd grew, David Gilmour only goes on to collaborate with The Orb in creating the druggiest, most flashback inducing soundscapes i have probably ever heard. Seriously.

A real aural treat. One not to be missed if you enjoy the great David Gilmour, as well as some of the psychedelic works or Amorphous Androgynous.

AVOID if you are looking for 'nice songs with nice lyrics'.

Dave Gilmour contributes handsomely to this record, but it is by far a 'guitar hero' record. An album for true lovers of sound.

M. Ratcliffe
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tec-know on 6 Feb 2011
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Excellent mature album by The Orb (Dr Alex Patterson/Youth), collaborating with David Gilmour from Pink Floyd. Here two lengthy tracks fusing mellow deep bass-dub-electronics by the Orb, combined with David Gilmour's swirling guitar solos. Both artist create a wonderful calming mood by individually adding there own strengths and skilfully combining there creative techniques creating a fantastic voyage into a modern fusion of guitar and ambient-dub electronic music.

PLEASE NOTE: This is no dance record!..Sit back, relax, then absorb by listening to the whole album. It will then be appreciated with its deepness within the ambient and music. 9/10.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Bodhi Heeren TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 11 Oct 2010
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An interesting and highly succesful cooperation between the illustrious Pink Floyd guitar hero and the sonic pioneers The Orb. And a true collaboration, not just the Orb plus some Gilmour samples. Instead he plays some truly atmospheric guitarparts which blends effortleesly with The Orb's soundscapes. Really integrated in to the music without hardly any display of his usual blues-scale based leads. Rather reminiscent of Steve Hillage's restrained and spacey playing with System 7.

Two long suite like tracks with varying soundpatterns. Bass/drum like passages organically drifting towards more free flowing ambient parts and some almost new age like quietness. With a common thread in the form of snippets from a remake of Graham Nash's "Chicago".

Essential for fans of the psychedelic side of Pink Floyd and of music that likes to take you on an inner journey.
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