After a generation of duos, the power trio is back, hotwired into the 21st century in the startling new form of SCREEN. But, where the threesome lineup, first propagated in the mid-60s by the likes of Cream, used guitar, bass and drums to rattle the roof, Alex Paterson, Gaudi and Chestar have conjoined to tear down the walls, powered by mutual obsessions with dub's bass-propelled dislocation of the norm, except used as a springboard. It was a love of dub reggae which first brought Alex and Gaudi together, the ever-questing pair bonding over remixes and a monumental back-to-back soundclash on the former's Chilled Chewy ChooseDays radio show on fnoob.com (8pm to 10pm british sausage time every tuesday). Studio collaboration was inevitable so, joined by percussionist-vocalist Chestar, who Alex knew from his time in an early 80s incarnation of Youth's Brilliant, they embarked on the intense series of recording sessions which have resulted in WE ARE SCREEN , one of the most startling creative and turbulent albums of the new decade. Where technology often seems to squeeze the original passion and maverick dam-busting spirit out of music, Screen have appeared to rough and dub things up, both in homage to this most anarchic musical form, while also plugging into the kind of syncopated creative emotion which fuels great music.Both Alex and Gaudi are already renowned as fearless aural trailblazers with many successes under their belts. Navigated by Alex, the Orb morphed out of the late 80s acid house explosion to become UK album chart-toppers and top ten space invaders, establishing a name for spectacular intergalactic whoopee, while displaying an often criminally-overlooked knack for bringing together idiosyncratic musical forms and often-unwitting avant garde attitude [underpinned by the eternal subliminal question, 'What would King Tubby do?']. Just the last 18 months have seen Alex collaborate with Thomas Fehlmann as the Orb on the evocative Baghdad Batteries, with Dom Beken on the future hiphop soundtracks of High Frequency Bandwidth's Hell Fire And Brimstone and Shooter 2 soundtrack, and with Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour and Youth for the Metallic Spheres project, which boasted a Gaudi remix. Alex's early work has also been heard again recently on the reissue of Primal Scream's Screamadelica, on which he supplied the stratospheric mix of 'Higher Than The Sun'.