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on 6 September 2015
The Orb doing their Kompakt dub and techno minimalism thing again, this time with the added bonus of a true legend on vocals.

This is a strange beast - it feels like it was put together for the lark, with nothing in the way of any truly classic tracks. It's a summery album, but in some way almost too focussed to be listened to at a party. It's head music, but seems to kind of want you to dance to it. It's jolly happy to be working with series dub legend Lee Scratch Perry, but it's even happier to let him arse around on it.

Make no mistake, this IS a strange beast. Pros - it's fun, the instrumentation is crisp and the bass is DEEP. Despite apparently limited tools to hand, the Orb boys make each track sound unique. It's well sequenced, and the mix is clear. It SOUNDS good. And Perry's whacked out madman ramblings are good for a giggle.

Cons - it's not really FOR anyone. The Orb aren't really stretching any boundries here to accomadate their guest star. They're just doing that Kompakt thing they do; cold, teutonic splashes and straightforward minimalist beats. It's not exactly earth-shattering. Lee Scratch Perry doesn't sound particularly good on this either. He sounds like a frail and weak old man, someone's insane grandfather who has been wheeled out into a recording studio by his giggling grandkids and told to say whatever comes to mind. Again, it sounds like it was done for a lark, with none of Perry's particular brand of political ire, or The Orb's way of working around a sampler. There's no edge.

I still like this, but I'm not sure why. I think it's because it's fun, it's three old men having a giggle together and releasing the results. Is this cheeky? Probably, but then isn't what these three old fellas are known for?
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on 19 April 2018
Lee Perry repeats himself justa little,thus only 4 stars.
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on 3 August 2013
In love with this sound, combined Orb and Perry on a hot summer day is irresistible. Cheering on a cold winter day, listenable limitless times.
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on 26 July 2015
I asked my mate what the LP was like and he said, "You love The Orb and you love Lee Perry, It's a no-brainer really" He was spot-on.
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on 10 July 2013
a good collaboration, rather orb and modern perry like! i think it works well, and i enjoy some of these tracks a lot.
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on 23 April 2013
Have liked the orb for years, but have listened to little of LSP. Put the CD on, put my feet up and continued to read a rivertingly good book. I stopped reading, turned the volume up and chilled outtttttttt.
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on 11 September 2015
great CD
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on 23 January 2013
My first Orb album. Love it. Great bass sounds, the sort that you just have rock to. Every track a pleasure.
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on 12 March 2013
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a bleeding big feild of loverly luscious turnips good for me good for you and all the animals too TURNIPS !
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on 1 August 2013
I love the Orb but this album did not really have any stand out tracks for me.
Lee "Scratch" Perry is obviously a big influence on Alex Patterson but like his other collaberation with Dave Gilmour it seems to me he is indulging himself by working with his heroes but releasing albums that subsequently aren't really that good.
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