The first release on Orbscure Recordings is Sedibus The Heavens, an astonishing collaboration between Alex and original Orb member Andy Falconer who engineered / co-wrote the ambient sides of the Ultraworld album back in 1991. 30 years have passed since that seminal release when the two were last in the studio together. Alex and Andy’s paths crossed once again in 2017 at Youth’s Space Mountain festival in southern Spain, where both were playing separately before deciding to work together again. The album became a long distance work with audio files, ideas and inspirations flying back and forth between England and Germany via email, telephone and the airwaves of WNBC radio. Mixed by Andy in Germany, the album made its final journey across the channel for mastering and compiling in England under Alex’s guiding hand. An original deep space mission, The Heavens imbues 30 years of experience, skill and insight. “Organic in feel and clearly referencing our shared roots, The Heavens is an immersive journey of ambient electronica which not only references a source, but the distance travelled from that point of origin to something new,” says Andy. From the euphonious soundscapes of ‘Afterlife Aftershave’ and the pulsating textures of ‘TOI 1338b, to the irresistible beats and bombastic piano of ‘Unknowable’ and immersive deep ambiance of ‘Papillions’, The Heavens sets the benchmark for an exciting new future for Orbscure Recordings.
Always keen to collaborate, ever prolific, and with his creativity as flowing as ever, Orbscure Recordings is a new vehicle for Alex Paterson’s impressive quantity of output in different groups which runs parallel to his continued music within The Orb.
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