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ORBITAL Blue Album (2004 UK 9-track CD album featuring collaborations with Sparks and Lisa Gerrard - this is the seventh and final release from brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll ORBITALCD001)
The Blue Album is the seventh and supposedly final album by one of dance music's most enduring pioneers. Orbital's blend of techno, breaks and acid has been mimicked but never quite copied in their 10-plus years at the top. Fans looking for sweeping cinematic dance numbers may be confused by first track "Transient", six minutes of techno bubbles, awash with echo, but not so much as a bass drum in sight. However, as it is common for their songs to be progressive, here it is the album itself that progs. Beginning in a chilled style best described as techno-Enya, the beats pick up and the synths get spikier until "You Lot", a classic Orbital piece complete with theological dialogue and a swirling melody.
"Bath Time" is more downbeat, a warm baroque number that slows the pace only to enhance the impact of next track "Acid Pants", a twisted acid monster featuring Sparks on vocals, which could well be the highlight of the album. The closing song featuring Lisa Gerrard is upbeat, jolly tech-house with her ethereal vocal soaring over the top--a fitting end to an album and indeed career that brought techno to the mainstream and kept analogue synthesisers cool. --David Trueman
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As with every Orbital album though, there is the odd clanger (Bath Time, Easy Serv), but the good FAR outweighs the bad on the Blue Album, with the highlights including the paranoid 4/4 acid frenzy of 'Acid Pants', the classic-Orbital-sounding energy of 'You Lot' (featuring a marvellous philosophical rant courtesy of Chris Eccleston), the 6/8 classical splendour of album opener 'Transient', the lazy 'In Sides-esque' head music wonder of 'Lost', and the mother of all album enders with 'One Perfect Sunrise', which comes second only to the Brown Album's epic 'Halcyon'.
Overall, the Blue Album has a real 'thank god its all over' feel, which is understandable given the problems Phil & Paul had with London records had during the making of The Middle Of Nowhere and The Altogether, but this is not a bad thing, as the music is upbeat and really accessable. One of the great things about Orbital through the years is that they rarely sound like anyone else (except the odd New Order-ism, and other parts that remind you of Sasha, Something of a Paradox and FC Kahuna).
Save the two bum tracks, this album is as good as In Sides or The Brown Album. I really hope they will be back, but i'm also happy that they are leaving the dance/electro scene wth a quality album considering they have been a part of it for so long, when the usual case for a dying band is 'death by repetition'. Phil & Paul, We wish you well.
Whilst it is not in the league of their mightiest productions such as In Sides and the Brown Album, it does though show a welcome return to some of the form that have made them arguably the finest ambassadors of techno of all time. Tracks such as Pants and Lost encompass a laid back brand of electronica, sounding jovial and moody respectively. You Lot has all the blend of darkness, sinisterness and euphoria that Orbital at their best became so adept at achieving. And to use a familiar sounding ethereal sounding female vocal on One Perfect Sunrise is a fitting end to the career of one of the true greats of dance music. Without major record label backing, The Blue Album may not gain the high chart place that most Orbital albums have, but their farewell performances this summer will remind Phil and Paul Hartnoll how respected and loved they are by their many fans.
When I put the record in the CD player, I thought "this is make or break time". And, luckily, it was make. From the opening rumbles of Transient, to the track's climatic strings, I realised they were on to something. The rest of the album follows a more dancey direction, with Acid Pants and You Lot providing the typical Orbital stormers, whilst Tunnel Vision, Lost and Pants see the brothers play on their slightly subtler, moodier side. Not all is moody here, however, with Bath Time's lullaby and Easy Serv's muzak adding a light hearted side, whilst sounding focussed as opposed to the cheap, novelty nature of the previous album.
The record closes on One Perfect Sunrise, another title I immediately disliked but a track I immediately liked. A soaring epic, both uplifting and beautiful, with layers of female vocals and pad synths that are very much Orbital's staple sound.
Sure, it's not as cutting edge as any of the Warp artists tend to be these days, but it's a damn excellent album, and I'd say it comes a close third to Brown and In Sides in the band's catalogue. It's both a shame that this is their last, and also a relief that they're going out on such a high note.
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Good, Good, Good. A couple of the tracks are not particularly brilliant. But the album is well worth getting for fans of this music and of Orbital.Published 13 months ago by Paul Tapper
Not that fantastic overall but I love "One Perfect Sunrise" so there you go.Published on 6 July 2014 by Paula Graham
I have almost every track compiled by Orbital, now this has to be in my top 5. .so if you are a must have it fan go for it, you will not be disappointed ,Published on 13 Jan. 2014 by miss wendy brierley
I've loved Orbital from 'Chime' days. Their second album - 'Brown' has been my favourite electronic album ever, I may have to reconsider. Read morePublished on 11 Dec. 2013 by Farhan Haq
Orbital were born out that early 1990s trance boom, along with FSOL, Banco de Gaia, Moby, Underworld.... Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2011 by F. M. Havicon
This album is one of my favourites, some of the tracks have a spacy, out of this world vibe to them while the last track is a superb chill out tune and is perfect when played in... Read morePublished on 8 May 2009 by Flowerpotfaerie
This was Orbital's last Album and, to my mind, a much stronger effort overall than the preceding 'Altogether'. Read morePublished on 9 Sept. 2008 by MR R M BOX
what can i say. I personally found this album brilliant, but I can see why it won't appeal to the more 'diehard' Orbital I/II fans out there.
But anyway... Read more