David Gilmour to Release New Album with The Orb
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will collaborate with ambient/house collective The Orb on a new album. Metallic Spheres will arrive on October 12 via Columbia Records. The album is designed to be heard in two parts – ‘Metallic Side’ (24’48”), and ‘Spheres Side’ (25’09”). Each track, or side, consists of five movements.
According to the artists, “The Orb, the visionary UK ‘, came to collaborate with David Gilmour after working together on a version of Graham Nash’s “Chicago” for a charity project. Youth (aka Martin Glover), a frequent Orb accomplice, was invited to create a remix, and he and Alex Paterson, as The Orb, were so energized by the task that they continued working until it was an album-length entity. Having asked Gilmour to bring his guitars to Youth’s studio in South London to prolong and enrich their new creation, the trio worked up a sonic mixture in a range of styles. Thus, the Metallic Spheres project was born.”