History Music / Orbital

26th Apr '16 4:45:53 AM aye_amber
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** "Remind" began life as their remix of a MeatBeatManifesto track, "Mindstream".

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** "Remind" began life as their remix of a MeatBeatManifesto ''Meat Beat Manifesto'' track, "Mindstream". "Mindstream."
9th Apr '16 8:46:15 AM MetaFour
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* NeverTrustATitle:
** "Halcyon + On + On", in spite of its name suggesting longevity, is a minute and a half ''shorter'' than the original mix of "Halcyon".
** Two of their "Style" remixes were named "Old Style" and "New Style". "Old Style" was the ''newer'' genre (hardcore techno), while "New Style" was a deliberately retro mix in the vein of Stereolab.
9th Mar '16 7:19:24 AM MetaFour
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* HeartbeatSoundtrack: "The Girl with the Sun in Her Head".

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* HeartbeatSoundtrack: "The Girl with the Sun in Her Head".Head" opens with a heartbeat, but it's distorted into more of a low, rumbling sound.



* MomentKiller: On the live compilation album ''Live at Glastonbury 1994 - 2004'', their cover version / remix of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme starts off with a suitably dramatic speech from The Doctor himself... then the first few synth notes come out as an awkward ''squawk''. The Hartnolls have to stop the song to reconfigure their instruments.



* NoTitle: Their first two albums, commonly known as ''Orbital'' and ''Orbital [=II=]'' or ''The Green Abum'' and ''The Brown Album''. The first was supposed to be simply titled ''[=LP=]'', ''[=MC=]'' or ''[=CD=]'' depending on the format but nobody got it.

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* NoTitle: Their first two albums, commonly known as ''Orbital'' and ''Orbital [=II=]'' II'' or ''The Green Abum'' and ''The Brown Album''. The first was supposed to be simply titled ''[=LP=]'', ''[=MC=]'' ''LP'', ''MC'' or ''[=CD=]'' ''CD'' depending on the format but nobody got it.
22nd Jan '16 8:51:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* OneWomanWail / {{Scatting}}: Kirsty Hawkshaw in "Halcyon + On + On". [[Music/{{Goldfrapp}} Alison Goldfrapp]] in "Dŵr Budr", "The Box"(vocal reprise), "Out There Somewhere", and portions of "Nothing Left". Barbara Cohen in "Way Out". [[DeadCanDance Lisa Gerrard]] in "One Perfect Sunrise".

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* OneWomanWail / {{Scatting}}: Kirsty Hawkshaw in "Halcyon + On + On". [[Music/{{Goldfrapp}} Alison Goldfrapp]] in "Dŵr Budr", "The Box"(vocal reprise), "Out There Somewhere", and portions of "Nothing Left". Barbara Cohen in "Way Out". [[DeadCanDance [[Music/DeadCanDance Lisa Gerrard]] in "One Perfect Sunrise".
27th Dec '15 4:26:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* InTheStyleOf: "New Style", which was "Style" remixed to sound like a {{Stereolab}} tune. (Orbital originally wanted Stereolab themselves to remix "Style", but couldn't contact the band in time.)

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* InTheStyleOf: "New Style", which was "Style" remixed to sound like a {{Stereolab}} Music/{{Stereolab}} tune. (Orbital originally wanted Stereolab themselves to remix "Style", but couldn't contact the band in time.)
21st Mar '15 11:37:45 AM MetaFour
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** A sketch of electron orbitals around an atomic nucleus. It shows up on the ''Green Album'' and ''Brown Album'' covers, and the liner notes of ''Snivilisation'' and ''In Sides''. The ''Blue Album'' cover features a new version of the diagram, redrawn with vector art.
** Several covers have a circle, or some object forming a circle. These include ''The Middle of Nowhere'', ''Wonky'', and a number of singles.
13th Mar '15 9:55:47 PM MetaFour
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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Lush" / "Remind" / "Impact" from ''Orbital II''. The entirety of ''Peel Sessions''. "Way Out" / "Spare Parts Express" / "Know Where to Run" from ''The Middle of Nowhere''.

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Lush" / "Remind" / "Impact" from ''Orbital II''. The entirety of ''Peel Sessions''. "Forever / I Wish I Had Duck Feet" on ''Snivilisation''. "Way Out" / "Spare Parts Express" / "Know Where to Run" from ''The Middle of Nowhere''. "Distractions / Stringy Acid / Beelzedub" from ''Wonky''.
1st Jan '15 12:20:16 AM MetaFour
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Their first single, 1989's "Chime", became a huge rave hit. Not long afterwards, Orbital started gaining fans outside the dance scene (they were one of the first techno bands to do so) due to the strength of their live shows and their emphasis on their albums as cohesive units rather than merely collections of songs. Their output through the '90s is commonly cited as among the best of the UK's techno scene; the quality of their output since the turn of the millennium is disputed.

In 2004, the brothers Hartnoll went their separate ways. Phil teamed up with Nick Smith to make the techno band Long Range, while Paul composed music fusing electronic and orchestral styles. In 2009, Orbital reunited for a string of live shows, and in 2011 they announced work on a new studio album.

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Their first single, 1989's "Chime", became a huge rave hit. Not long afterwards, Orbital started gaining fans outside the dance scene (they were one of the first techno bands to do so) due to the strength of their live shows and their emphasis on their albums as cohesive units rather than merely collections of songs. Their output through the '90s is commonly cited as among the best of the UK's techno scene; the quality of their output since the turn of the millennium is disputed.

In 2004,
scene. Unfortunately, after 2000 they released two albums that were respectively [[LoveItOrHateIt divisive]] and [[SoOkayItsAverage just okay]]. On that disappointing note, Orbital called it quits in 2004.

However,
the brothers Hartnoll went their separate ways.did not leave music altogether. Phil teamed up with Nick Smith to make the techno band Long Range, while Paul composed music fusing electronic and orchestral styles. In

Then in
2009, Orbital reunited for a string of live shows, and in 2011 they announced returned to the studio to work on a new studio album.
album. The result, 2012's ''Wonky'', was surprisingly well-received, both by the critics and the fans. In 2014, they disbanded again, but with the promise that neither of them intends to stop making music yet.


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* CutAndPasteTranslation: The debut album was heavily changed when it got exported from the UK. The American version dropped "Steel Cube Idolatry" and "High Rise", it added "Satan", and it used different mixes of "Fahrenheit 303", "Chime", "Midnight", and "Speed Freak". "Speed Freak" particularly stands out, because the US version was a Music/{{Moby}} remix.
29th Sep '14 8:10:51 PM MetaFour
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* BrokenRecord: "Never". The voice repeats the single word over and over and over...

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* BrokenRecord: BrokenRecord:
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"Never". The voice repeats the single word over and over and over...over...
** "There is the theory of the mobius... a twist in the fabric of space where time becomes a loop, time becomes a loop, time becomes a loop..."
** "Acid Pants" repeats the line "When the laugh track starts, then the fun starts!" until it sounds like a MadnessMantra.
29th Sep '14 8:01:49 PM MetaFour
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* PrecisionFStrike: "I Don't Know You People" has a sample of someone shouting "God damn you!" Which goes to show [[GoshDangitToHeck just how inoffensive most of their discography is]].

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* PrecisionFStrike: "I Don't Know You People" has a sample of someone shouting "God damn you!" you!", and "You Lot" has a rant with "Cheeky bastards..." smack in the middle. Which goes to show [[GoshDangitToHeck just how inoffensive most of their discography is]].



* WithLyrics: The vocal mix of "The Box", from the EP. Also (with the same collaborator, Grant Fulton), "Belfast/Wasted".

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* WithLyrics: The vocal mix of "The Box", from the EP. Also (with the same collaborator, Also, "Belfast/Wasted". Both were collaborations with Grant Fulton), "Belfast/Wasted".
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