The new Orbital album is titled Snivilisation, and is the product of further electronic brain-storming at the Hartnoll brothers' MIDI bunker deep within The Strongroom studios.
Available in early August, the album contains a punkish track originally intended for a movie, and a few other departures from the techno norm. Paul Hartnoll, pictured here with brother Phil and Pressure Of Speech's Mickey Mann during one of very few, they insist, Coca-Cola breaks at The Strongroom, tells the mix that they are currently firing the MMT-8 sequencers on all cylinders in preparation for more live work following their groundbreaking appearance on the Saturday night of the Glastonbury Festival.
Orbital's appearance at an event like this represents a great stride for live sequencing, and let's hope electronic festivals and tours will finally get the respect they deserve from promoters and punters alike in the near future. There, got it off my chest.
News by Phil Ward
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