UK ambient techno heroes The Orb collaborate with dub pioneer Lee Scratch Perry on a new album.

The Orb’s Dr. Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann spent a few months in Berlin earlier this year constructing a bed of music for Jamaican dub icon Lee Scratch Perry to work with on their thirteenth studio album The Orbserver In The Star House.

Fehlmann says in a press release “I met Lee for the first time during this session and it was pretty touching to see how an unexpected connection and inspirational exchange could so awaken our creative juices.”

“Alex and I had never made so much new music on the spot before,” he continues, “It was soon pretty clear that we wouldn’t get far with the four backing tracks we pre-produced for the session. Lee was so overwhelmingly creative that it took an afternoon for those to be finished. From then on we were forced to come up with new beats on the spot, to keep him in the flow.”

It was a collaboration destined to happen. The Orbserver In The Star House will be released on Cooking Vinyl through Shock on September 7. Check out the first track ‘Hold Me Upsetter’ below.

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