On October 14th Kompakt present The Orb’s 16th album, “COW / Chill Out, World!”, which features contributions from Youth and Roger Eno.
“COW”’s creation came together in different circumstances with a different working method to their last album. “Moonbuilding 2703 AD” was originally commissioned by the English National Opera for which the duo immersed themselves in that new world and maintained a close, continuous dialogue with the opera’s orchestrator and technicians. The production fell through due to budget cuts and the recordings were then adapted for album format, hence its 6 year gestation period.
“COW” on the other hand, took just 6 months to make. One of main reasons for its speedy completion was Alex’s recording of sounds whilst touring the world, straight to Ableton, using his iPhone.
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