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The Orb has announced a new collaboration with David Gilmour, Metallic Spheres.

Metallic Spheres is designed to be heard in two parts – Metallic Side (24’48”), and Spheres Side (25’09”). The album combines David Gilmour’s electric guitar and lap steel guitar, Alex Paterson’s sound manipulation, keyboards and turntables, and Youth’s bass guitar and keyboards.

The album is out October 5 and will be available in the following formats:

  • Standard CD
  • Double CD: The second disc is a 3D60 mix – – of the album which allows the listener to experience the album in three-dimensional sound
  • Standard album Download
  • Double album Download
  • Double LP

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Andy Hughes, an electronic music producer and DJ best know for his work with The Orb, passed away Friday, June 12th after a short illness:

During the last few days of his life, he was cared for by the staff of the Liver Intensive Care Unit at Kings College Hospital in London and whilst visiting Andy we discovered the excellent, caring and truly ‘intensive’ work that these wonderful people do every day.

Andy’s parents have requested that if you would like to make a donation to charity in memory of Andy, his life and his work, then please use this page to donate to the Kings College Hospital Charity.

Any Hughes is known for his work with The Orb, where he helped mix and produce Orbus Terrarum, Orblivion and Cydonia, as well as The Orb’s singles from this period.

Hughes was born November 11th, 1965 and grew up in Harrow, Middlesex. Read more…