The Orb - COW - Chill Out World - October 2016 - Okie Dokie, It's on Kompakt

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a but (brimstead), Monday, 21 November 2016 05:58 (three years ago) link

Going to see them on Saturday on the strength of this album. Never particularly cared for them previously, but wish they had more records in this style. The 'classic' stuff I've tried out seems pleasant enough but doesn't really hold my attention, though I've already played COW about 25 times

PaulTMA, Monday, 21 November 2016 11:41 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

been listening to this all week, it's damn good. Forcing Fehlmann to make music without the metronomic kickdrum results in some pretty interesting moments.

frogbs, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 19:21 (three years ago) link

agreed.

they are experiencing a definite late career uplift.

this and their last album on kompakt are really good.

mark e, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 19:53 (three years ago) link

in fact,

the only negative was having to rip off the tDR designed sticker to get into the cd.

i really wish that they had used the design on the actual cover.

mark e, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 19:55 (three years ago) link

glad this thread was awakened -- I listened to the mix that came out and meant to get to the album, but you get distracted, you know...and wow, it's REALLY good!!

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 27 December 2016 22:14 (three years ago) link

Don't overlook the Alpine EP from earlier this year. I'd rate that higher than Chill Out, World! actually, though prefer Moonbuilding to both.

Jeff W, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 00:09 (three years ago) link

It's good enough to make me wanna write about it, at least in conjunction with the KLF album.

frogbs, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 16:35 (three years ago) link

Enjoyed your blog post but it seems you pasted the final section twice. Now I'm off to play Chill Out and COW back to back.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 18:00 (three years ago) link

Enjoyed your blog post but it seems you pasted the final section twice. Now I'm off to play Chill Out and COW back to back.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 18:00 (three years ago) link

lol I hope you did that on purpose

frogbs, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 18:03 (three years ago) link

Ha. No I didn't, but it was meant to be.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 18:34 (three years ago) link

COW is a 10/10

PaulTMA, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 19:34 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

after a really stressful week of world based chaos (mk2 trying to get home from cambodia and all that jazz), the orb live album is really hitting the spot.
i think i need to rediscover the orb over the next few weeks/months.

mark e, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:11 (two months ago) link

COW is a much better album than I remembered

Forcing Fehlmann to make music without the metronomic kickdrum results in some pretty interesting moments.

OTM. I think it gives his loops more room to play out, interact with each other, shape the evolution of the track.

lukas, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:40 (two months ago) link

having heard fehlmanns lagos album, which is good but takes a while to get going, i tend to agree.

mark e, Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:01 (two months ago) link

COW is a phenomenal album. Only listened to it out of curiosity via namechecking KLF's Chill Out. It does actually live up to that comparison, despite being a different kettle of fish

PaulTMA, Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:07 (two months ago) link

they have a new one today, Fehlmann isn't on it but apparently it's quite good

frogbs, Friday, 27 March 2020 14:57 (two months ago) link

i sorta totally forgot about the orb and am glad this thread strolled by

blather rinse repeat 2020 (Hunt3r), Friday, 27 March 2020 15:00 (two months ago) link

yeah this one is real nice, it's the album that "Towers of Dub" hinted at but was never made. "Afros, Afghans, and Angels" is one the best pure ambient tracks I've ever heard from them. lead single is totally misleading

frogbs, Thursday, 2 April 2020 02:54 (one month ago) link

major Katamari Damacy/Sega Dreamcast vibes on "Queen of Hearts"

frogbs, Thursday, 2 April 2020 03:00 (one month ago) link


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