The Orb Featuring David Gilmour's Metallic Spheres to be Celebrated Through Original Laser Show and Appearances by The Orb


An original laser show production will take place in Los Angeles presenting Metallic Spheres, the upcoming album by The Orb featuring Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, set to be released by Columbia Records onOctober 11 in Europe and October 12 in the United States. The Orb also launched Metallic Spheres with a live album remix in Ibiza on September 24. The laser show, created exclusively by DS Lasers International for the release of Metallic Spheres, will make its debut on October 12 in Los Angeles.

In celebration of the US album release, the laser show will take place on October 12 at the Masonic Lodge (2244 Westwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA). Alex Paterson of The Orb will be in attendance at the event, which is free to fans ages 21 and up; alcoholic beverages will be served. A limited number of tickets are available through

The inaugural event in Ibiza, titled "The Ambient Spheres Gala", kicked things off with a resounding bang. Held September 24at Cafe Mambo during an idyllic sunset on the shores of Ibiza, The Orb performed a live remix of Metallic Spheres in its entirety as hundreds of fans looked on, followed by a solo DJ set from The Orb's Alex Paterson. Surrounding clubs in the area also carried an audio sync of the evening's festivities.

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 energized 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 utilizes 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. The album 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 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."

The Orb, built around mainstay Alex Paterson, formed in London in 1989 during the birth of the rave movement. Initially founded on a mutual love of Brian Eno and German electronics, The Orb at present operates with a flexible line-up of collaborators that includes producer / multi-instrumentalist Youth, well-known for his work with Paul McCartney as The Fireman, as well as his production (Crowded House, Dido) and remixes (U2, Marilyn Manson).

David Gilmour is the legendary singer, guitarist and songwriter with Pink Floyd, whose most recent solo album 'On An Island' charted at No. 1 in the UK & Europe and No. 6 in the USA.

SOURCE Columbia Records

September 28, 2010 2:29pm ET by Pressparty   Comments (0)

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