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Orbital To Split after 25 Years, Paul Hartnoll to Release Solo Album


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Orbital have announced they are to split after 25 years performing together. The dance duo has been a mainstay on the festival circuit, both domestically and internationally, but will call it a day to pursue other projects.

Paul HartnollPaul Hartnoll will release his new solo album 8.58, and recently worked on the Peaky Blinders soundtrack

In a press release announcing his new solo album, Paul Hartnoll said: "Orbital had stopped working properly. We had a great four years since getting back together in 2008, but it was time to move on."

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Orbital, Wonky Album Review


It is always a cause for concern when any group returns to the music industry after a sustained period of absence, especially when they were once seen as key players in their genre of music.

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Orbital, Don't Stop Me Single Review


I wish I could be interested in this single, I really do. I wish that I could sit here and tell you that Orbital's first single in six years was a triumph and an excellent return to form. It actually hurts me, in fact, to report that what Orbital have actually released is an astonishingly dull techno/trance song that sounds for all the world like it's being sequenced by a Mega Drive (Which was cool about three years ago), with all the creative thought of a wet flannel. Keen listeners will recognise a sample from Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star", others won't; but it doesn't matter because it's repeated so many times in the track that it'll drive anyone absolutely spare within a couple of minutes. Another sample is simply of a woman screaming "shut up!" increasingly angrily, and I must say that I found myself agreeing with her more and more vehemently as the track shambled along (For a full six minutes) without achieving anything of any real worth or note.

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Orbital, Orbital 20 Album Review


Review of Orbital's album Orbital 20 released through Rhino.

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Orbital, Leeds Academy Live Review


Review of Orbital live at Leeds Academy on 11th June 09.

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