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Orbital: In Sides

Disc 1:

  1. The Girl With The Sun In Her Head
  2. P.E.T.R.O.L.
  3. The Box
  4. Dwr Budr
  5. Adnan's
  6. Out There Somewhere

Disc 2:

  1. Times Fly (slow)
  2. Sad But New
  3. Times Fly (fast)
  4. The Tranquilizer
  5. The Box

I'm left scratching my head after listening to this double album. Could this possibly be the same band I saw live just a few weeks back that was packed with so much energy that the entire club was dancing? If this album was any indicator, I'd say that it must have been imposters playing live on stage. This line of logic is derived from the extremely mellow mood that the entire album seems to evoke. There are no high bpm tracks present nor is there anything resembling a club playable track anywhere. The entire double LP consists of slow, drowsy electronic compositions which are much more complex and innovative than anything Orbital has written to date. Personally. I think the abrupt change is for the best, yet I can't imagine why they would sacrifice such a popular trend of music for something this dreamy. Whatever the reason, Orbital has certainly turned a positive musical corner which should allow them to reap the windfalls of the ambient scene assuming they don't lose any diehard dance club fans with this album.

Orbital are: P&P and Hartnoll

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