Moonbuilding 2703 AD, the new album by The Orb, comes out today. It’s a bit of a return to the form and sound of ‘classic’ Orb, all bubbling synths, melodies, acres of texture, ambient house and dubby basslines. Nothing happens very quickly and once things do get going, they go on for some time. This is absolutely not a criticism- the songs stretch out and wait very nicely indeed without ever getting dull, the humour and inventiveness of old keeping things rolling along. The standard version has four songs, all available to stream on the player below. The extra disc vinyl edition has three more songs which seem to take it all further. Decisions, decisions…


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