Friday, May 15, 2009

The Orb - Close Encounters Of The Ultraworld

This is a popular bootleg which I suppose most Orb fans will already have. Personally I do prefer the earlier stuff and everything on here was recorded during The Orb's trek around Europe in 1992. "Little Fluffy Clouds" and "Towers Of Dub" sound particularly fine to my ears (not saying much). I think Alex Patterson lost the plot a bit during the mid to late 1990's but perseverance is a wonderful thing and the last couple of records have been first rate. Anyway this is The Orb at their finest...

1. Departure
2. Spanish Castles In Space
3. Little Fluffy Clouds
4. The Blue Room
5. Towers Of Dub
6. Star 6 & 7,8,9
7. Earth (Gaia)
8. Close Encounters