- It arrives on Cooking Vinyl on March 27th, and one of the tracks is a tribute to the late Stephen Hawking.
The Orb will release a new album on Cooking Vinyl next year.
Alex Paterson's 17th album, Abolition Of The Royal Familia, is meant to act as a pair with 2018's No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds. The new LP sees Paterson team up with Michael Rendall, who was previously a member of his touring band and a studio engineer, as his main writing partner. Youth, Roger Eno, Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy (of Gong and System 7), David Harrow (of On-U Sound) and more feature on the record.
"Hawk Kings" is a tribute to the late cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who Patterson once met at a lecture; he was later told Hawking used to listen to The Orb. Meanwhile, "Slave Till U Die No Matter What U Buy" is a "cosmic overhaul" of Jello Biafra's (of the Dead Kennedys) "Stay In Your Home."
Paterson will also tour the UK in May 2020, with support from Mad Professor and Don Letts.
Listen to "Pervitin - Empire Culling & The Hemlock Stone Version."
01. Daze - Missing & Messed Up Mix
02. House Of Narcotics - Opium Wars Mix
03. Hawk Kings - Oseberg Buddhas Buttonhole
04. Honey Moonies - Brain Washed At Area 49 Mix
05. Pervitin - Empire Culling & The Hemlock Stone Version
06. Afros, Afghans and Angels - Helgö Treasure Chest
07. Shape Shifters (In Two Parts) - Coffee & Ghost Train Mix
08. Say Cheese - Siberian Tiger Cookie Mix
09. Ital Orb - Too Blessed To Be Stressed Mix
10. The Queen Of Hearts - Princess Of Clubs Mix
11. The Weekend It Rained Forever - Oseberg Buddha Mix (The Ravens Have Left The Tower)
12. Slave Till U Die No Matter What U Buy - L'anse Aux Meadows Mix
Cooking Vinyl will release Abolition of the Royal Familia on March 27th, 2020.