The Album This is, at the same time, an album to listen to in the background and a record you can totally concentrate on without being absolutely goddamn insane. There’s such a timelessly dreamy character to this song; it holds up well even decades later. Track Listing – Disc 2. The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld”. Archived from the original on 16 February The main problem about the former is very clear if you’ve listened to “Supernova”, the track that comes right before it.

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Retrieved 14 Ultrworld It does have a cool countdown sample obviously lifted from a NASA launch of the s, and transitions smoothly in the supreme spaciness of ‘Supernova at the End of the Universe’, where the album really hits its stride, sampling lots of cool mission control conversations and adding an echoing effect along with filigreed melodies and carved outlines of bass to create a powerful sense of emptiness in a void.

the orb adventures beyond the ultraworld

Voyager probes, then segues into a holy choir and Spanish spoken word samples before reaching cruising altitude with a ragtag assortment of beats, string samples, triumphant synths, and oddly warbling percussive melodies.

To expand on my idea that it’s about a sort of representation of a British mind, I’ll point towards the fact that the main groove changes progressively in subtle ways, other elements coming onto it.

Irb, while “Spanish Castles In Space” did grow on me a bit thanks to that nice bass line, it’s a bit too long and a bit too aimless to really be very good. Adbentures Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld is a true classic, an album that opened up the electronic music scene in exciting new ways and showed that it was possible to bridge the gap between dance floor and the meditation chamber.


There were actually two versions of this album. It doesn’t really fucking matter where you listen to it, it’s still ambient! The song has a sneaky, almost conspiratorial melody, with a psych organ wandering around in the background as the beats and glistening, percolating synths take center stage.

But regardless of that, the song is very relaxing with all of the high notes that the electronic equipment plays, and it just makes you want to The Album This is, at the same time, an album to listen to in the background and a record you can totally concentrate on without being absolutely goddamn insane.

It opens with a lovely thunderstorm and rain sample, loads up some deep synths, throws in planes and automobiles, and finally transitions via one of the trippiest countdowns ever into a wondrous world of psychedelic electronics.

Track Listing – Disc 1. They’re ultraworldd great, and the second half is 54 minutes of absolutely pure bliss.

The Orb – The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld

It is an ambient record, after all, house or no house. Nice to see you mention FSOL, they produced some amazing albums in the 90s as well.

The bassline is more engaging, but again, it’s just less compelling and simply less advenntures than the lead track. A very slow bassline plods along with only minor infringements by other sounds and a few muted vocal samples burbling below the surface.

Discipline Reviews: The Orb – The Orb’s Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld

Back Side of the Moon. Released in Aprilthe double album is a continuous progressive composition consisting of several tracks advancing the “journey” concept.


Two minutes in, the beat kicks in, and almost three minutes in, the melody shows up, and the hhe is a perfect simulacrum of the kind of nostalgia that I experience every day. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld – Wikipedia

It’s just a bunch of floating heads and planes flying around the sky. Orb is slightly better as it feels more like an album. We’d go for everything. Piles of competing melodies duke th out alongside more bizarre vocal samples and another appearance by Rickie Lee Jones. If there’s anyone out there who likes the genre but hasn’t heard this set, they’ve done themselves a terrible disservice and need to correct it immediately.

But, in terms of the songs, it’s a bit more complicated than just that. But that’s really the one awesome song on the first half. This was the only version most in the US adevntures included were ever aware of for many years, until the full set was eventually released outside the UK.

the orb adventures beyond the ultraworld

This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat Only the final track in the set. The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld: It’s only at around 1: You can hear waves and soaring effects during the song also, and that could express, in a way the creative process.