From the moment The Orb’s multi-hued spacecraft careered off the launch-pad, this has been a collision begging to happen: a full collaboration with Lee Scratch Perry, one of reggae’s greatest pioneers and personalities. Recorded in Berlin over the last few months, THE ORBSERVER in the star house sparks with a rare magic as Dr. Alex Paterson and long-time Orb member Thomas Fehlmann construct a panorama of perfect, stripped-down backdrops for the Upsetter’s inimitable pronouncements, righteous declarations and sweet vocals.
“Looking back now those spontaneous jams we did became the most successful tunes”, recalls Thomas, “in that they were created under the influence of the situation. They all had a powerful, magic drive we felt was owed to a truly inspiring collision of our three planets.” The mouth-watering prospect of a true master working with long-time acolytes who tuned into his unique wavelength long ago, blossoms and explodes on THE ORBSERVER at the starhouse, which, in the best Scratch and Orb tradition, often takes music to where it’s never been before.
|Artist:||The Orb feat. Lee Scratch Perry|
|Release:||THE ORBSERVER in the star house|
|Track-listing:||01. Ball Of Fire|
02. H. O. O.
03. Man In The Moon
05. Golden Clouds
06. Hold Me Upsetter
07. Go Down Evil
09. Police & Thieves
|Record Label:||The End Records|