Video: The Orb feat. David Gilmour

2010-10-04 14:41
The Orb, the visionary UK ‘ambient/house’ collective, came to collaborate with David Gilmour after working together on a version of Graham Nash’s Chicago for a charity project. Youth (aka Martin Glover), a frequent Orb accomplice, was invited to create a remix, and he and Alex Paterson, as The Orb, were so energised by the task that they continued working until it was an album-length entity.

Having asked Gilmour to bring his guitars to Youth’s studio in South London to prolong and enrich their new creation, the trio worked up a sonic mixture in a range of styles. Thus, the Metallic Spheres project was born.

Metallic Spheres is designed to be heard in two parts - Metallic Side (24’48”), and Spheres Side (25’09”).  Each track, or side, consists of five movements. The album uniquely utilises David Gilmour’s discernable electric guitar and lap steel guitar, Alex Paterson’s sound manipulation, keyboards and turntables, and Youth’s bass guitar and keyboards.

Metallic Spheres will be available in 3 formats:  standard and 2-disc deluxe versions on CD, digital download and 180-gram vinyl.  The deluxe 2-CD version includes an extra disc, featuring the new 3D60™ process, which allows a 360-degree sound experience on stereo tracks without any special equipment.

The album is currently available for pre-order at

Longtime Orb collaborator Simon Ghahary has created artwork, continuing and expanding on The Orb’s spatial art style.

Additionally, special laser light shows created specifically for the release of Metallic Spheres will be shown to the public in early October in New York and Los Angeles.  The Orb’s Alex Paterson says, "It's a collision that's been waiting to happen with Pink Floyd / David Gilmour and The Orb orbiting many of the same planets."

Check out the new animated video for Hymnes of the Sun, from the Metallic Spheres project by The Orb featuring David Gilmour. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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