Ambient/electronic music pioneers The Orb are returning in 2015 with some new music. On June 23, they’ll release Moonbuilding 2703 AD via Kompakt, which follows their 2012 Lee “Scratch” Perry collaboration, The Orbserver in the Star House. The band had previously released music on the Kompakt label, namely 2015’s Okie Dokie It’s the Orb on Kompakt. The new album features four lengthy compositions, and the deluxe vinyl version features a few extra tracks, including a J Dilla tribute called “Dilla’s Moon Quake.” That’s the album artwork above.
Check out the tracklist below, along with a list of tour dates The Orb has planned in support of the album.
The Orb Moonbuilding 2703 AD tracklist:
1 God’s Mirrorball
2 Moonscapes 2703 BC
3 Lunar Caves
4 Moonbuilding 2703 AD
Deluxe vinyl version tracks:
5 Dilla’s Moon Quake (The Orb’s Tribute to J Dilla)
6 Moon Quake (Slice of Silver)
7 Moon Quake 6
The Orb tour dates:
4/29 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
4/30 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
5/2 Las Vegas, NV – Further Future Festival
5/3 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
5/5 Durango, CO – Animas City Theatre
5/7 Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
5/8 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
5/9 Boulder, CO – etown
5/15 Neerpelt, Belgium – Eurorock
5/16 Lyon, France – Nuits Sonores
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