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Orbital | Optical Delusion


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Techno dons return Orbital’s first album in five years kicks off with galloping beats and glacial synth rushes. It’s deliciously danceable, but Ringa Ringa (The Old Pandemic Folk Song), a collaboration with the Mediaeval Baebes, masks a darker heart… Record Collector
Orbital return with album number 10 in their innovative career of groundbreaking techno and there’s no slowing down from the Hartnoll brothers who keep up the momentum with a stunning release reckons Wayne AF Carey… Louder Than War
The rave scene that birthed English electronic duo Orbital is a relic of the past, but Paul and Phil Hartnoll are still putting a fresh spin on techno more than three decades after the release of their debut single, “Chime.” And their urgent 10th studio album, Optical Delusion, proves that they’re no legacy act simply resting on their laurels… Slant Magazine

1. Ringa Ringa (The Old Pandemic Folk Song) (feat. The Mediaeval Baebes)
2. Day One (feat. Dina Ipavic)
3. Are You Alive? (feat. Penelope Isles)
4. You Are The Frequency (feat. The Little Pest)
5. The New Abnormal
6. Home (feat. Anna B Savage)
7. Dirty Rat – With Sleaford Mods
8. Requiem For The Pre Apocalypse
9. What A Surprise (feat. The Little Pest)
10. Moon Princess (feat. Coppe)

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