The Orb prep Baghdad Batteries

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  • Dr Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann will release a new album in July.
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  • Seminal UK ambient outfit The Orb are set to release their new LP, Baghdad Batteries in July. Widely credited as a driving force behind the early '90s chill out and ambient house movements, the group has existed in various different formats during their two decade life span, with founding member Dr Alex Paterson remaining the only consistent player throughout. Baghdad Batteries heralds the reunification of Paterson and long-term collaborator Thomas Fehlmann who last sparred together on 2005's Okie Dokie It's the Orb on Kompakt. The album will be the third in the Orbsessions series for UK imprint Malicious Damage, although whereas the previous two entries were comprised of "nuggets trawled from the vaults," the latest offering will be composed of brand new material recorded at Fehlmann's Berlin studio. So how does it sound? Expect a "subterranean house pulse beamed up from the Earth's core, resulting in a new form of space disco which sounds as old as time itself while brushed with the most future-pointed minimal techno shadows," and you'll be somewhere close. Tracklisting 01. Styrofoam Meltdown 02. Chocolate Fingers 03. Baghdad Batteries 04. Raven's Reprise 05. Dolly Unit 06. Super Soakers 07. Suburban Smog 08. Orban Tumbleweed 09. Pebbles 10. Woodlarking 11. OOPA Malicious Damage will release Baghdad Batteries by The Orb on July 6, 2009.