The Orb return with a new album on Kompakt :: Moonbuilding 2703 Ad

Luminaries Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann (a.k.a. The Orb) strike again. On June 22 (23 U.S.) Kompakt will release The Orb’s new album, Moonbuilding 2703 Ad. In the meantime, the label offers a stimulating amuse-bouche to give us a glimpse into the highly anticipated full-length. Scroll down to listen to the sounds and read what Paterson and Fehlmann say about their latest creation.


“It’s a solid piece of music that mutates into an eight legged lunar Land Rover and takes off into a cosmic horizon of a million sounds, patterns and textures. It spins the listener on his/her head, rewiring their brains to maximum capacity, then brings them home, sweet home. Moonbuilding 2703 Ad is inspired by this place called earth and the idea that in the future mankind discovers its root element in the ancient rocks on solar moons, which are based on musical harmonies, that despite being imprinted a billion lights years ago, are set to the same tempo as the Orb.” (Alex Paterson)

On the creative atmosphere in the studio, Thomas Fehlmann states: “This album and the process of its production makes me feel real good. An important part of the excitement is that our working system has reached a level where we are closer than ever to an automatic recognition of each other’s ideas, and ways to transform those into sound without explanation, so we could draw directly from our creative engines.”

Quotes courtesy of Kompakt. Duo image by Max Zerrahn.

The Orb | Kompakt | Moonbuilding 2703 Ad: CD / 2xLP+CD / Special Edition.

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