After collaborating with David Gilmour for 2010’s Metallic Spheres, UK electronic duo The Orb have joined forces with reggae star Lee “Scratch” Perry for a brand-new joint LP. The Orbserver in the Star House will be released on August 28th via The End Records.
Speaking to FACT earlier this year, founding member Alex Peterson said the aim was to do “a souly type, modern, minimal album with some reggae influences with [Perry’s] vocals on top. I think its one of the best bits of work weve ever done.
As a first listen, the outfit has released “Hold Me Upsetter”, a pseudo-reggae jam featuring Perry’s sensual croon backed by a minimalist dub soundscape. Download your copy in exchange for an email address below.
Though no tracklist has been announced, other cuts set to appear include “Soulman”, “Man in the Moon”, “Thirsty”, and reworkings of the Perry-produced Junior Mervin song “Police and Thieves” and The Orb’s “Little Fluffy Clouds”.