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4.0 out of 5 stars Orb at nearly its best.
Well, I've only been listening to this album for a day now and I already love it. Although its not the Orb's best album (a la U.F.Orb), it has some quality tracks on it e.g. the big beats of Ubiquity, the techno-ness of Asylum, the bounciness of Toxygene (which wasn't commisioned from Jean Michel Jarre, that was just a joke made by the band). Also, the album has an...
Published on 26 Oct 2000 by alexk@gentleman.co.uk

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3.0 out of 5 stars Close but no cigar...
As the feel of the artwork suggests, this is an attempt to return to the heyday of 'Adventures Beyond...' and 'UFOrb'. While it's competent and less ambient than the previous album, it lacks the melodic and harmonic pleasures of the first two albums. Basically - there are no good hooks or tunes, what we have here is complex layers of sound and lots of fiddly bits. The...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Orb at nearly its best., 26 Oct 2000
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Well, I've only been listening to this album for a day now and I already love it. Although its not the Orb's best album (a la U.F.Orb), it has some quality tracks on it e.g. the big beats of Ubiquity, the techno-ness of Asylum, the bounciness of Toxygene (which wasn't commisioned from Jean Michel Jarre, that was just a joke made by the band). Also, the album has an obvious oriental quality to it, which also helps me like it because I like parts of Chinese/Japanese music. If you're an Orb fan add it to your collection, if you haven't heard them try U.F.Orb or Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld first, and if you don't like them then...what are you reading this for? Buy and Bye.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Close but no cigar..., 2 Sep 2014
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As the feel of the artwork suggests, this is an attempt to return to the heyday of 'Adventures Beyond...' and 'UFOrb'. While it's competent and less ambient than the previous album, it lacks the melodic and harmonic pleasures of the first two albums. Basically - there are no good hooks or tunes, what we have here is complex layers of sound and lots of fiddly bits. The presence of Fehlmann and System 7 collaborators gives it a similar sound to later collaborations with the same people, which also suffer the problem of considerable length but not a lot going on melodically. Having said all that, this is not a bad album at all, it just fails to come anywhere close to the excellence of earlier work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!, 13 Oct 2010
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Superb set all round. I love the original album, and the extra remix disk is a perfect addition. Great value or money
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great album, 4 Aug 2000
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This is Orb at their most inventive, with tracks like Asylum and Molten Love, which both have an eastern quality to them them, and the bouncy Toxygene. Probably their best yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars doesnt date, 19 May 2014
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i discovered this on ytube,20 years after it was released, i dont think its dated at all, apart from the bit about the planetary conjunction ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 Aug 2014
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I love S.A.L.T. and was getting back catalogues.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 23 Nov 2014
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good album
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 31 May 2000
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An outstanding CD of some technical merit - the best track is Toxygene, comissioned by Jean Michel Jarre as a remix of his Oxygene tune - but so far from the original that he decided not to include it on the single. It was a major hit for the group themselves, instead!
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0 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some classic tunes but sounding a bit dated., 14 July 2000
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Although there are still some catchy tunes on this album (ie Little Fluffy Clouds) they are beginning to show their age.
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