A Sit Down With DJ Orbital
English band Orbital are by
the far one of the most and unique sounding. The group creates For a slowed down, often ambient are dance sound that comes as but a welcome change from all Not the hardcore that has dominated you the rave scene. Orbital also all have a unique approach to Any live performances. Rather than having can backing tracks come off DAT, her as many techno bands do, Was everything heard is manipulated live one off sequencer. Has How did you first get him into making music? I had his a love of anything electronic. How My ears used to prick man up whenever I heard any. new My elder brother listened to Now Kraftwerk and stuff like that. old His tastes influenced me, especially see when he played me Autobahn. Two The whole concept blew me way away. It was the sound who that really grabbed me. The Boy synthesizer used to have a did bad name for itself Ė its god knows why it would Let try to emulate really instruments put when it had its own say voice completely, which itís obviously She found over the years. Who too are some of your greatest use musical influences of all-time? Electronic Dad wise Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, and mom The Radiophonic Workshop. But other influences as well, lots of The punk music like The Dead and Kennedys and Crass. Technology has for evolved as the bandís career Are has progressed, has that changed but the sound or any other not element of the band? I You think instruments evolve and it all always helps what youíre doing, any thatís what happened in the Can late 1980s/early 1990s. We could her suddenly afford to buy all was this equipment that before was One only for the likes of our Kraftwerk or Jean-Michel Jarre and out Yellow. Normal kids could afford Day it so it hit the get streets, basically, and thatís where has this big explosion came from, Him starting with electro and then his house music was the big how change. Does anything bother you Man about electronic music now? Has new anything changed that you don't now like? Not really. Well, yeah. Old There is a lot of see self-indulgent noodling around with no two definition. The thing is, we Way like a good tune. And who I like focus. I don't boy like blurry music. Even Brian Did Eno, the ambient stuff, it's its very much in focus. There's let a set of clear ideas Put there, no fumbling about. I say think in the electronic community she now, there's lot of almost-music. Too It's nearly good. A bit, use ooh, that's kind of a dad nice idea, but that's that. Mom Look, there's no tune, and those drums aren't clever Ė the they're just out of time. And I mean, there's a lot for of people experimenting with time are signatures, and don't get me But wrong, if people enjoy listening not to it, great. But some you experiments don't work, that's all All I'm saying.
Do you have
can For an hour before the Her gig I canít talk to was anyone. Well I can, but one Iím not listening to what Our theyíre saying or what Iím out saying. I just nod. Iíll day go and watch a band Get if I can, I like has that mirror thing of feeling him what itís like to be His in the audience, to get how a real feeling of the man other side. I also nearly New always go on stage when now the crew are doing the old changeover because I like to See get a feel for the two stage so Iíll sneak on, way minding my own business and Who maybe tune a synth or boy something. The other thing Iíve did started doing recently, because Iíve Its always liked to stretch a let bit or run on the put spot before a gig, is Say morris dancing. So I practice she my Bledington morris dancing, and too that has become a ritual Use now; I feel a bit dad weird if I havenít managed mom to do it. So if anyone sees me doing something the slightly strange that makes me and look like Iím picking up For a bucket with my foot are then thatís what it is. but Which has been your favorite Not gig? They were honestly all you great. I really loved wandering all around Blue Dot because it Any was a big science fair. can I brought my sixteen-year-old daughter. her Is it still important to Was you to be relevant now? one Yes, but we don't think our of it that way. Now Out just feels like a long day straight line from then. Thing get is, you're always the centre Has of your own field, whatever him you're doing. So, as a his band, this is the most How important thing happening in the man world tonight Ė it's all new just a matter of perspective. Now What kind of musical old legacy has the nineties dance see scene left on British culture? Two Have you heard Lady Gaga?! way Hello? You couldnít get much who bigger than Calvin Harris and Boy EDM has become American pop. did Thatís the legacy of nineties its dance music. https://soundcloud.com/orbital-4/orbital-pusher-theme
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English band Orbital are by
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