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5.0 out of 5 stars Flash back, 19 Oct 2013
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great to have this classic album back. Great memories and a must for anyone who partied in the 1990's. Trippy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dolphin music innit!, 8 July 2005
The Orbs' Adventures..
The KLF's White Room
The KLF's (The JAMMS) Chillout
Orbital's Brown Album
The Prodigy's Experience
are the only albums that stood out for me from the late 80's/early 90's drug fueled, carefree, acid/warehouse illegal rave days, sadly those days are long gone for me but these albums will always be around to celebrate that loved up generation that lasted for 5 years.
As for the album it's good and stuff (its all been written in the other more intelligent reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of all time!!, 12 July 2001
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It's hard to know where to start with this one. An ambitious double album, that can excite, chill and confuse (in the nicest way) Thick beats, tinkling ambient melodies make for the ultimate chilling album ever made. The album is laced with a variety of moods and atmospheres which I have only ever heard the Orb produce. There are moments of discreet humour against a rich tapestry of sound and imagination. There isn't a bad track on here, but the best moments have to be 'Outlands' & 'Star 6,7,8 & 9' It's hard to believe it was 1991 when this was released, it hasn't dated and although the Orb have produced some great music since, this has not been surpassed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars chill-out classic, 13 July 2003
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Mr. G. Carroll (LDN | HKG | SZX) - See all my reviews
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The Orb came to chill out with a proven pedigree. Space with Jimmy Cauty (of The KLF fame) was the entree, Beyond the Ultraworld was definitely the main course. A must for any battered morning after the night before
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5.0 out of 5 stars a journey through sound, 20 Dec 2002
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simon gurney (london United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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the samples on adventures in the ultrawold draw you in to a musical landscape, each track sets up its unique atmosphere through incredible ambient snippets of sound, distant trains rumbling early in the morning, bumble bees flying round your head accidentaly hitting a sombre russian radio broadcat, all underlayed with deep rumbling bass and hypnotic beats.
stands alone in the ambient field, little fluffy clouds is a classic and each track is as varied as it is impressive.
eyes closed headphones on, sorted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless masterpiece, 17 Jan 2001
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The best Orb album in the world.....ever. Maybe it's just the one that brings back so many good memories for me. This album represents a turning point in the history of dance music. At the rear end of the acid house spectacle and born out of the embryonic chill out zones of those thunderous all nighters, this has to be one of the best debut albums ever recorded. Not afraid to stick dub together in the blender with ambient sounscapes, slack thick beats, and obscure samples, the Orb never slip up for a moment on this album. If you have not heard this then the 90's must have been a pretty meaningless decade for you. Where were you???
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Orb at their peak, 18 Aug 2001
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This is The Orb's finest hour which they would never match again, sadly. Though many consider the debut album, 'U.F. Orb' to be better, I would disagree.
This album is a double cd, and the fact that there is a consistent quality over the two discs puts it ahead of 'U.F. Orb' in my book.
Recognised as an ambient act, The Orb nevertheless use hard beats when it suits them, so don't expect the whole album to be a soft, beatless journey!
You will recognise 'Little Fluffy Clouds' but take a listen to 'Spanish Castles in the Sky' which has to be one of The Orb's finest efforts. No beats, just a soft, moving jazz bassline combined with shimmering atmospherics.
On the second disc the version of 'Perpetual Dawn' is the best one, ignore the version on the 'Best of' collection. 'Star 6&7,8,9' is a beautiful track full of invention.
Finishing off the adventure is 'A huge evergrowing....'. This is without a doubt the best song The Orb have ever recorded. Rising and falling vocal samples interspersed with the usual sonic trickery and beauty.
Get it now while you can. This album is a gem. It's a shame that Thrash, the driving force behind the band, left after this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The album that invented ambient and changed dance music, 6 Feb 2002
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OK, maybe slightly over the top, but it was the orb who were the first people to really make dance music you couldn't actually dance to. Without them no Orbital, no Underworld no Air, no loads of others. The first and best Orb album.
Essential part of your 90's collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Orb (Orbital) still send me into Orbit!!, 19 Feb 2014
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These guys have been around a while now, but they still send me into Orbit, there are some great tracks here, spme I've heard some I haven't, Orb fans will fall for it, new comers must get it, listen smart guys.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of more relaxed days, 16 Aug 2000
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I first listened to this on tape as a student with lazy days rolling by. Now years later it remains as just as evocative a soundscape.
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