the orb

Essays

IDM Was the Romanticism of the New Millennium

What do Aphex Twin and Brahms have in common? What if we told you that Beethoven used the same expository technique as Autechre?
Giovanni Coppola
6.10.17
the orb

Trump Touched an Orb and He Liked It

Nothing weird going on here.
Eve Peyser
5.22.17
Moogfest

Watch The Orb Discuss Their Past, Present and Future at Moogfest

The enigmatic duo discuss their influences and much more.
Ezra Marcus
12.15.16
Music

New Doc Tells the Story of Pioneering Electronic Group The Orb

Patrick Buchanan's 'Lunar Orbit' looks at the The Orb's history while also exploring the making of their thirteenth studio album.
Kevin Holmes
11.1.16
Features

The Best Things We Saw on the Dance Music Internet This Week

The Orb, Ricardo Villalobos, Marcel Dettmann and more make our list of the best things this week.
Britt Julious
10.15.16
Features

A History of The Orb in Seven Orb-jects

Alex Paterson on the most notable objects—from his stuffed sheep Flossie to the group's logo—that have defined The Orb through the years.
Michaelangelo Matos
10.13.16
Features

Alex Paterson From The Orb Picked His 10 Favorite Punk Records Ever

One half of the one of the most influential electronic duos of all time handpicks 10 punk rock screamers ahead of a very special gig.
Josh Baines
7.15.16
Features

These Candid Portraits Showcase the Diversity and Inclusivity of Moogfest 2016

Exclusive photos of this year's performers including Gary Numan, Julianna Barwick, Empress Of, and more.
THUMP Canada Staff
5.26.16
thump news

Moogfest Announces Dizzying Daytime Program

The Future Thought Sessions highlight the growing relationship between music, art, and technology.
THUMP Staff
3.24.16
thump news

Moogfest Announces Wonderfully Diverse 2016 Lineup

Featuring special presentations from Gary Numan, Laurie Anderson, and GZA, as well as performances from so many other great artists.
Alexander Iadarola
12.8.15
thump exclusive mix

Ease Yourself Into Thomas Fehlmann's 'Eclectic Orb Airwaves' Guest Mix

One half of seminal ambient duo the Orb throws the rulebook out of the window on this sublime mix.
Josh Baines
11.12.15
deep dives

Why Hackers' Cyberpunk Soundtrack Still Matters, According to Director Iain Softley

“I saw Hackers as a music revolution. Their laptops were customized like guitars.”
Gigen Mammoser
10.26.15
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