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The Orb: Orblivion (Island)

Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 22 February 1997

AFTER FIVE years of squandered promise, wrong turnings, bitter splits and experimental muck-spreading, how much can we honestly expect from Alex Paterson? Five years in which the ambient bubble expanded and imploded, lost it completely and was ultimately trampled to death by techno-punks and chemical beatniks. Where are The Orb in 1997, and should we really care?

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