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The Orb

L'Astral
Montréal

Friday, August 11th

Doors: 10:00 PM // Show: 11:59 PM

Tickets: $28 to $31.75 in advance / $33 to $37.75 day of show / $20 + s.c. for people with ÎleSoniq bracelets
Also available at l'Astral.

The Orb (sometimes credited as simply Orb) is a British electronic music band formed in 1998 by Dr. Alex Paterson and Jimmy Cauty, known for pioneering the genre of ambient house. The Orb is heavily influenced by dub music, and much of their later output has been in the electronic dub category, more so than ambient house. Beginning as ambient and dub DJs in London, their early performances were inspired by artists of the 1970s and 1980s, most notably Brian Eno and Kraftwerk. Because of its trippy sound, the Orb developed a cult following among clubbers "coming down" from drug-induced highs. The Orb has maintained its drug-related and science fiction themes despite personnel changes, including the departure of Cauty and other Orb members Kris Weston, Andy Falconer, Simon Phillips, Nick Burton and Andy Hughes. Paterson has been the only permanent member, continuing to work as the Orb with the Swiss-German producer Thomas Fehlmann and, later, with Killing Joke's Martin "Youth" Glover and Tim Bran of Dreadzone.