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The best Orbital album since 1994's Snivilisation? Certainly - Mojo
Orbital's new album 'Wonky' is currently receiving plaudits far and wide and they wound up their April tour with a sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall. They've also got a packed festivals schedule this summer, including Bestival and Secret Garden Party and now Orbital have confirmed they will play a UK tour in December.
Reunited in 2009 after half a decade of separate solo projects, Paul and Phil Hartnoll come back to the studio buzzing with inspiration from two years of rapturously received live shows - including triumphant headline sets at the Big Chill, Coachella Festival and Glastonbury - where they were joined onstage by Doctor Who star Matt Smith! The new Orbital album Wonky' puts a contemporary spin on the duo's signature blend of propulsive, gleaming, cinematic techno.
As with all of Paul and Phil's previous work, the new album stands outside pop fashion, but still acknowledges current developments in dance music. "It is a kaleidoscope of everything we like about electronic music,"says Paul. "But the biggest influence on this album has been two years of playing live, listening to old Orbital music. We wanted to make music that we would like to play live. It had to flow and ebb like a live set."
Paul and Phil officially launched this new phase of Orbital in April 2012 with a mega-show at London's most prestigious venue, The Royal Albert Hall.
Having last played there in 1996, these masters of techno returned to reclaim their throne as the undefeated champions of live electronic music.
Orbital may have been dormant since 2004, but their influence never died out. Decades after they first crossed over from rave-scene favourites to charts stars with evergreen electro anthems like Chime and The Box, you can still hear echoes of their pulsing, melodic, emotionally uplifting sound everywhere - from rising clubland champions like dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man to the supple analogue synth-pop throb of Caribou, Fever Ray, M83 and Delphic.
Orbital are back, refreshed and reunited - and it feels so good. "It has been great,"says Phil. "I'm really loving it. We lost our way, but now we're back and it feels like how it always should have been. We feel rejuvenated and regenerated - like Doctor Who!"
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