This album really shines through and can be a reminder of great ambient-electronic-techno albums that were released on Pete Namlook's famous Fax label: Jet Chamber , From Within, The Fires of Ork Vol.2 ,Dreamfish , RedEye, Softcore (Atom Heart), Electro Harmonix, Zenith, Datacide II, Sea Biscuit (Spacetime Continuum)..etc etc...also some great music by Thomas Felhmann and early ambient Orb releases.
The Orb return with a excellently produced album showcasing a more deeper, dreamy, beatless, ambient, approach compared to previous album releases by The Orb. A few tracks still retain the classic sound of Orb/Sun Electric/System 7 fusion of gentle ambient & techno that work incredible well when it happens. Titled 'part 3' of the 'Orbsessions' album series, this is in fact a totally new album with newly produced tracks, not a collection of old unreleased tracks put together as with previous Orbsessions albums 1 and 2. The Orb along with fellow collaborator Thomas Felhmann (The Orb are best when T.F/Youth are on-board!); both bring there vast skills creating moods of joy with tranquil atmospheric ambiance and with plenty of quiet chilled depth across the album. Each track plays along with slow changing breezy and spacious soundscapes with deep rich electronic and organic ambient textures, and the occasional gentle beat & rhythm which pop-ups here and there on some tracks. This is a listening experience that will leave the listener in a relaxed state of mind as its calming effect starts to take place within its absorbing gentle moods even when the occasional techno like rhythms do occur. No track is overlong or predictable as tracks constantly evolve and surprise with its slight and obvious changes keeping a nice captivating flow from track to track. Orbsessions 3 flows with confidence and is a majestic achievement for electronic ambient which will certainly please those who enjoyed the quieter chilled moments of The Orb's musical adventures...Recommended!