NEW MUSIC: Orbital – Tiny Foldable Cities

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IS: Orbital YouTube

A rather enjoyable new track from one of the longest running electronic music groups around (video)


Every now and then I like to check on what I consider to be the “legacy acts” of electronic music. Guys like The Orb, Underworld, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Autechre, and the subject of today’s post, Orbital, have all been around for decades now but are still releasing music to this day. The reason I named dropped all the aforementioned groups is that these are all artists I listened to when I first started getting into electronic music they all hold a special place in my musical heart. However, it’s been over ten years since I first got into electronic music and while I still respect them for what they do, I’m not as excited by their music as I used to be.

That being said, I really like this new track from Orbital, “Tiny Foldable Cities”. It’s nothing ground breaking for sure but it’s definitely an enjoyable listen for sure. True to their signature sound, “Tiny Foldable Cities” is an orgy of different synths; some more aggressive, some more ambient, some very playful, and some very moody. It definitely has a bit of a throwback feel to it (there’s plenty of 303 bass lines thrown for good measure), but at the same time it does still feel pretty contemporary at the same time. Overall, this track may not be starting any musical revolutions, but it’s at least one of the most fun to listen to electronic tracks I’ve heard in a long time.

Orbital’s new album Monsters Exist is out on Sept. 14th and is available for pre-order now!


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