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The Orb: Brixton Academy, London

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 20 April 1993

PIONEERS OF neo-progressive pop or appalling hippy throwbacks? That both descriptions apply to the Orb indicates the scale of the changes occurring in rock music. A few years ago, a "concert" comprised of geometrically precise electronic ululations and a hallucinatory light show would have drawn two ravers and a dog. Now, veterans of a No 1 album, UFOrb, the Orb sell places out.

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