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the orb is in my head...

that 420 guy

TRIBE Member
...punching out beatz!

they are masters at creating thick steamy grooves by manipulating every sound imaginable.

from dogs barking, to 2001:a space oddysey samples, the orb was relentless in pounding out mind boggling soundz.

hey par-t, nice dancin with you again.

it seems as if the original london massive kru have all claimed toronto as their home cause i've been runnin into so many western alumnz recently *g*

the orb left no stone/sound unturned and delivered a performance i will never forget.

i am still in awe...! and i got to hear it all on the guvenrment'z kickin sound system!

the crowd was a diverse group of music lovers and it made me smile to see so many people expressing themselves through movement.

ubelievable!

- that fluffy clouds guy
 

doughboy

TRIBE Member
The Orb. What can I say? Fan - friggin - tastic!!!!

I think that Norm pretty much hit the nail on the head. One of the best concerts that I've had the pleasure of seeing/hearing. I love it went the visual presentation is equally important as the audio soundspaces.

The new material is very much pop-friendly. I found it to have much more of a dance feel to it than the older material that they played. Oh, and did they play!!!

Kind of bummed that the Acid Lounge wasn't open, that would have been the best. Chillin on the couch, listenin' to the Orb dub, ambient craziness.

Much liked the new d'n'b tune "Thursday's Keeper" which was the second to last song. The classics such as Towers of Dub, Blue Room, Outlands, Perpetual Dawn, and Little Fluffy Clouds were great flashbacks to the Adventures ... and U.F.Orb days. The songs off of Cydonia were equally fantastic.

For those in attendance, you know what it was like. For those who missed it, boy, did you ever.

Next stop: Sigur Ros - May 4 - SOLD OUT show at the grand, old Palais Royale.

Icelandic quartet who create songscapes reminiscent of the beauty of their homeland. It'll be another great one, I can't wait. For those of you who haven't heard of them, be sure to check them out at: www.sigur-ros.com OR www.sigur-ros.co.uk.

In Orb we Trust,

Jason.

P>S> Norm, I bumped into you during the night, but wasn't too sure it was you. Next time I'll make sure to say hey and burn one with ya!
 

evil homer

TRIBE Member
that was certainly worth the trip down. got to party with my brother and they played towers of dub and i was the happiest little camper from then on in
 

Par- T

TRIBE Member
Very cool night - the Orb rocked the Guvernment with all kinds of sonic oddities! A little of this a little of that and a whole hell of a lot of fun.

I did't know if I'd ever make to the Guv't last night - going east/west in the city took an eternity last night. I live 1/2 hr away and it took 1 1/2 hrs to get there !!

So I missed the first act but got to check out Witchman, who got me moving in no time with some wicked dub-y tunes. Orb followed shortly after with their own unique style of beats. I was lost in happyland with the older stuff: Perpetual Dawn and Towers of Dub and some of the new stuff too(since I don't have the new album- I don't know which they were). Being right up front in full blast of the sound system and lights, was the only place to be!
I was messed with by the ORB! They had fun toying with us and I liked it! Ending the evening with Mr. Sandman ("bring me a dream") was a nice nutty way of finishing - I even danced to it!

Liked the trippy visuals, the orb in the centre was not unexpected. Interesting collection of people showed up: ravers on to aging hippies and everyone in between. All seemed to be enjoying the show even if they all weren't dancing.

Nice partying with you too Norm, you had the perfect spot - it's all about being surrounded by beats - "what, what?"

 

dora

TRIBE Member
finally convinced a friend to go with me....

I haven't been to a "concert" set-up thing in a long time, it's totally wierd to see all those people, standing still looking ahead - trainspotters? is that what you call them?

Is that mix of fluffy little clouds the new '99 mix? worth my $20 just to hear that song again!

I had the same issue as Par-T - totally didn't know what was new nor old, i just bought the album yesterday, haven't heard it yet. There are some of tracks that almost sounded like cheesy pop dance stuff...but still very cool samples all over the place. I especially like the slow d'n'b stuff.

The visuals were very nicely timed, wish the screens were larger though, and more upfront.

Alright I'm a git, which one is Alex Patterson, right or left?
 

BigBadBaldy

TRIBE Member
Question: Did anyone get there to see Witchman? I'm not a huge Orb fan, but I was considering going to this just to see Witchman either spinning or doing a live set, his tunes are frikkin fantastic.

Anyone know Witchman?

Anyone?

Bueller?

BBB.
 

that 420 guy

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BigBadBaldy:
Question: Did anyone get there to see Witchman? I'm not a huge Orb fan, but I was considering going to this just to see Witchman either spinning or doing a live set, his tunes are frikkin fantastic.

Anyone know Witchman?

Anyone?

Bueller?

BBB.
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i was there for witchman and i was blown away.

this guy was bringin out some very dark and freaky breakbeatz fused with intelligent d&b.

www.witchman.co.uk

he reminded me of freaky chakra...what ever happened to that guy?

pese and badorb beatz.

- that freaky beatz guy
 

BigBadBaldy

TRIBE Member
FUGK!!! I can't believe I missed him.

Gah, too much partying and working lately has left me tapped out, and I end up missing Witchman AND John B, two of my fave darker drum and bass heads.. FUGK.

Ah well, the waiting game begins anew.

BBB.

PS Thanks for the link to the Witchman site, I'll be scoping for his new LP.
 
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