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The Dream by The Orb

The Orb

The Dream

Release Date: Jun 10, 2008

Genre(s): Electronic

Record label: Six Degrees


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Album Review: The Dream by The Orb

Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

The Orb's 2005 classic on the Kompakt label -- aptly titled Okie Dokie It's the Orb on Kompakt -- easily proved that Dr. Alex Paterson and company could hang with the techno avant-garde of the new millennium, taking the minimalist blueprint of many who had followed the Orb and delivering a great record within that context. The follow-up The Dream is just as good, but in a completely different way.

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NOW Magazine - 40
Based on rating 2/5

Reunited with salad-?days collaborator Thomas Fehlmann, Orb main man Alex Paterson is dreaming of better times, when raves were cool and people took so much E that “chill-out” DJs were in demand to help strung-out party kids come down. Sure, some will call this a return to form, but it’s a form that only really worked 15 or 20 years ago. While the dancehall-?inflected Dirty Disco Dub suffers from cheesy vocal samples, the second half of the record settles down into better but still well-?trod territory reminiscent of better Aphex Twin and Brian Eno.

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