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Orbital 2

Orbital

1993

Orbital 2

Album Summary

Orbital (also known as Orbital 2 or The Brown Album) is the eponymous second studio album by English electronic music duo Orbital, released on 24 May 1993 by Internal and FFRR Records. The album peaked at number 28 on the UK Albums Chart.

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2.78

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4509

Genres

  • Electronica
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Thu Aug 19 2021
3

Pour ne rien vous cacher, cet album m'a donné envie d'ingurgiter plusieurs cachets d'ecstasy et de danser au milieu d'une foule de personnes baignées dans leur sueur.

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Fri May 14 2021
1

th*t w*s fucking p**nful

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Thu Jan 06 2022
1

This album sounds how I imagine a tofu + dragonfruit salad would taste. It's literally nothing. This is a toddler playing with FL Studio presets for an hour. I think listening to white noise is a more thrilling experience than this.

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Wed May 19 2021
5

Solid beats, interesting progressions. Often embarrassingly 90s.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
4

It's great. How did they make all these sounds? Was going to mark down for a bad car journey with Mike, but it's brilliant. One of the first albums that hit me away from guitars...

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Sat Jun 26 2021
4

As a fan of Steve Reich (thanks Miles) I liked the phased intro and outro songs. Generally a great album and a step on the way to "Chill Lo-Fi Beats to Study and Relax To" playlists so I'm a fan. Glad to hear this album.

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Thu May 27 2021
4

If you don't remember Halcyon + On + On from the intro of Hackers (1995), add that film to your list.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

I'm sure there is a through line from Brian Eno, to Orbital, to the techno I listened to college and beyond. There was a moment while listening to this that I kind of wanted to go back and listen to Brian Eno again to see how it compared to this. But I quickly thought better of it. Unlike Eno, Orbital builds and layers in a way that feels rewarding. (I think, again I'm kind of blocking Eno out and I'm not ready to undo that.) Yes, sometimes certain segments drag on too long, but overall I liked Orbital. It was vaguely familiar at times, but I couldn't figure out if I'd heard this or just similar early house/electronica. Happy to have this on as background music.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
4

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was one of my favorite shows. The original one. I've been writing reviews so I don't have much time to watch the new one, but I hear it's good. Though I never listed to Orbital in the 90's this is a huge throwback for me. My pacifier and glowsticks, oversized pants, pigtails, pumas and DANCING! Oh, how I loved Special K and dancing. Anyway, this is a huge throwback and I did enjoy listening to this. There's a lot of repetition and beats as you'd expect from 90's rave music and There's a lot of repetition and beats as you'd expect from 90's rave music andThere's a lot of repetition and beats as you'd expect from 90's rave music andThere's a lot of repetition and beats as you'd expect from 90's rave music andThere's a lot of repetition and beats as you'd expect from 90's rave music andThere's a lot of repetition and beats as you'd expect from 90's rave music and I liked this but probably won't listen to it again unless I get nostalgic or eat more Special K.

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Thu May 27 2021
3

Shocked this is 1993. I kept thinking about Prodigy’s Firestarter. That was 1996. So this is really novel stuff for that time.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
2

Maybe I need to give this another listen, but it didn't strike me as particularly amazing. I paid more attention to the spotify recommendations after this album.

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Sat Jun 26 2021
1

This was like being at a rave without drugs. The first track was excruciating. An exercise in futility.

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Thu Jun 24 2021
1

It's bad when the first song has me looking at the time left to make sure I don't have to listen to it for too long; "Time Becomes" is a terrible opening song to this album. The repetitive lyric thing gets old real quick, and I was dismayed when it happened again in the second song, which actually had some interesting beats, and the final song. As the album went on, however, I found my attention waning; the songs and the beats just didn't grab me, certainly not enough to enjoy listening for over an hour. Perhaps it's just dated, because I can see why people would have liked it at the time; I just can't get into it now. "Halcyon and On and On" was probably the best song on the album.

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Thu Oct 28 2021
1

Well Loop de fucking Loop! Laaaange samples som hvis man lige havde fået Dee-Jay til sin PC i 90erne Utrolig kedeligt

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Fri Aug 12 2022
1

Oh bloody hell, here we go, more fucking electronic garbage. Seriously, this is my 330th album so far and my 27th of the electronic genre. That's too many! I realize that 27/1001 is only about 2% market share for genre, but like goddamn, even that is too much for me. I do not want this on a train, I do not want this in the rain. I will not put this music in my brain.

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Sun Jun 13 2021
5

Sounded astonishing at the time and holds up well.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
5

amazing...halycon on and on is a classic. studio masters before digital studios

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Wed Dec 22 2021
5

Tarda unos minutos en despegar, pero cuando lo hace, verga. Larga vida al ravé.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

Fantastic

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Thu Jan 27 2022
5

Killer dancey electronic album. Love the intro and Impact in particular. This list desperately needs more electronic music but I'm happy that this is included at least.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

very cool

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Thu Mar 03 2022
5

The first wholly great dance album of the rave era - 91 is pretty early to make a complete masterpiece. Halcyon is a thing of wonder.

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Sun Mar 27 2022
5

Asides from the first track, this album is superb.

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Thu Aug 18 2022
5

Again, I forgot how much I enjoyed Orbital. At over an hour, this album flew by perfectly.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

Alt-Techno with Class

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

One of my all time favourite albums

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

Amazing. Loved every track!

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

Awesome.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

Surprisingly good throughout.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
5

Loved it

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Thu Sep 29 2022
5

This album defines "90s electronica" for me and is a stone cold classic as far as I'm concerned.

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Sun Oct 30 2022
5

Absolutely love this, just pure bliss. It was a happy day back in 1997 when someone pressed this into my hands at uni. Obviously had some familiarity with Orbitals before that but it didn't extend much further than Chime, The Box and Satan. I didn't even know Belfast at that point. Anyway, got a hold of this work of genius and I didn't look back. Walk Now... is admittedly annoying, but the rest of the album is basically perfect, so despite not liking one track it's getting 5 because of all the bellends giving it 1.

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Sun Jun 06 2021
4

3,7 für den immer noch schönen Trip. Ist zwar durchaus gealtert - aber auch nicht schlechter als Leftfield, und erzählt dabei die schönere Geschichte! Außerdem sind Lush und Halcyon immer noch Top Hits.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

beep boop beep boop vrrrrrrooooooo vrrooooo vroooo. 7.5.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

Bloody brilliant!

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

Ya vi que esta va a ser una ultra-unpopular opinion, pero el disco realmente me gustó. Cierto, tiene cosas muy raras empezando por la primera y la última canción, pero me parece una propuesta muy atrevida y original para la época. Me resulta muy interesante que UK fuera la cuna de esto a la par del Britpop y el Punk, pero a la vez como que también encaja. Su música me recuerda a The Prodigy, pero también a música electrónica más “reciente”, como Paul Van Dyk y Moby. Por la época en que salió este álbum y el éxito que tuvo, creo que se podría asumir que el álbum tuvo influencia importante sobre el género de la electrónica. Identifico algo más en la música de este disco, y sé que decirlo va a ser controversial: siento que aplica una fórmula similar a lo que años antes hizo Pink Floyd (Wish you were here / Animals), sólo que con electrónica en lugar de rock: las canciones toman una melodía base y realizan una progresión sobre la misma, logrando extender la duración sin aburrir, pero hay que estar poniendo atención. En la página de Wikipedia hay una cita de una reseña que dice que “este album se beneficia tras escucharlo múltiples veces”, y coincido. Lo escuché tres veces en total, y cada vez lo disfruté más.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

didnt relise it was this album. i like it alot

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

Lovely stuff start to finish - Halcyon and on and on being an absolute standout track

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Sun Nov 14 2021
4

8/10 pretty cool, daft punk vibes

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

A very strong electronic album and a blueprint for their later work (which is even beter).

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Thu Dec 02 2021
4

Lovely stuff start to finish - Halcyon and on and on being an absolute standout track

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

Classic house

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Mon Dec 27 2021
4

Pretty revolutionary and unique

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

I enjoyed the weird glitch like soft electric tone of the album. Not a background album

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Sun Jan 16 2022
4

Techno, or edm in general, has been an underrepresented genre on the list, but this is great. Good music to listen to while working. Although I'm not a fan of first and last tracks, it's just a wanky, unnecessary steve reich knockoff

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Thu Jan 20 2022
4

Classic

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Cool

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

It's February 1994 and I am at a spontaneous illegal rave on a beach near La Perouse. I am dancing in the ocean the water up to my thighs. The sun is just coming up on the horizon as the cops come to tell us to move on. Apart from a few sculls of goon on the drive there mind is not altered in any way, just vibing to the beats and rhythm coming off the sound system. I'm not sure if even anything off this album was playing that night, which was mostly local doof DJs but listening to this album evokes the memories of that night. I still love listening to the Orb, this album threading the sacred ground between anthem and come down music. Best played through my headphones at a volume not right for my damaged ear drums.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
4

90s masterpiece that probably didn't age very well but i'm completely incapable of judging it with anything approaching objectivity. Halcyon still rules.

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Wed Apr 20 2022
4

I love electronic music of the early 90s. This wasn't an amazing album, but it's pretty good, and a fun listen.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

Groovy tunes.

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Fri May 13 2022
4

3.75

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Wed May 18 2022
4

this feels like a time machine i love it. damn do these synths sound incredible and the use of phasing and looping throughout rips. awesome discovery for me!!

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Thu May 26 2022
4

funky i like the worf song

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Thu Jun 02 2022
4

Definitely worth the money - with tracks lasting between 5 and 10 minutes, you get a whole lot for your cash.

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Sun Jun 05 2022
4

Enjoyed it - it’s a bit long over all and it sounds a tiny tiny bit dated - but fair enough. I guess it would have done better without the first AND last track - they’re fine on first listen but then they become tedious.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
4

This album has a hard time getting off the ground. Begins with some Steve Reich type phasing, which I thought was going to break out into a beat, but never did. Then, the second track goes into another hard panned intro section of its own and doesn't drop a beat until it's 1:44 in. Once I got past my initial frustration with the prolonged opening, I enjoyed the rest of the album well enough. I like that they walk a line between more atmospheric headphone music and meatier dance material.

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

6/22/2022 - ALBUM #146 Today's Album: "Orbital 2" by Orbital - This album has to have one of the best attention grabbers so far. The opener Time Becomes is a looping sample of a man saying, "where time becomes a loop" in each audio channel. It begins with it playing in both channels together, but as it repeats, one channel begins to delay behind the other and the space between them grows until eventually they line back up with each other. It sort of reminds me when you're looking at car blinkers that are going at different rates and watch as they line up and separate again. It really brings the whole theme of the album together as a lot of the EDM dance loops that this album features will build up elements just to break them back down and end where they began. The end of the album also ends with a similar idea, but with this one one channel says "Output Rotation" and the other ways "Input Translation". These bookending songs are a fantastic day to make this album feel like a cohesive idea and make the name of the band make a lot of sense. The music in between these tracks are pretty excellent too, being a collection of dance loops that really do a great job of building, climaxing, de-escalating and rebuilding while still keeping the listener's attention. No musical idea sticks around for too long before something else comes in to switch things up. I also love how much diversity is on this record, the Lush collection of tracks are these really clubby dance tracks with heavy synths and bass, Impact is this kind of breakdown track with a lot of washed out pianos and some really dreamy and unintelligible vocals. Remind takes that techno edge and totally runs with it with these robotic synths. Walk now sound a bit basic at first, but some of the switch ups they do sound pretty insane. I like more mellow piano sample loop that holds the track Monday together and the progression is just really satisfying. The last musical track here Hylcyon ends things off perfectly by getting really ethereal with these long drowning dream synths and some beautiful meditative vocal samples. Overall, this album really blew me away for an EDM project and I am surprised more people don't talk about it. Give this one a listen if you want some really solid study beats or just want to float away for a little bit. It's also really great for dancing! Highlights: Planet of the Shapes, Lush 3-2, Impact, Walk Now, Monday, Halcyon and On and On Score: 8.5/10 Elaborate and well-executed EDM with tons of personality

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

This is a great electronics album. Groundbreaking for its time

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Svaka nostalgía. Þægilegur bakgrunnur, svona í seinni tíð.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Fantastico!

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

оочень долго слушала этот альбом, почти месяц жила с ним и не знаю, что ставить сейчас такое ощущение, что я слушала два разных альбома, один из которых мне не зашел, а другой наоборот очень понравился будем считать, что это 4,5

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Sun Sep 25 2022
4

Very 90s, but enjoyable, hypnotic techno.

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

Mira, este disco no estuvo nada mal. Si lo hubiese escuchado en el año en que se lanzó no lo habría entendido. En ese tiempo tenía la cabeza metida en el Rock y muy pronto en el Grunge. Tal vez si hubiese nacido antes o, en otro país, lo de Orbital me habría parecido mucho más esencial. Lo loco de este disco, como algunos otros de este mismo listado, es que suena tan actual como si hubiese salido en este década. Es asombroso.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

Good background work music

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Thu Oct 13 2022
4

A great relisten

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Wed Jul 14 2021
3

5/10 - ok music

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Sun Jun 06 2021
3

Treibt gut an, hat durchaus freie improvisiert anmutende, spielfreudige Momente, poppiger Collagen-Techno. Etwas einfach gestrickt aber wie gesagt: gut Druck dahinter. Keine großen Überraschungen dafür sehr klare Schlagrichtung Vorwärts 3.4

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Sun Apr 25 2021
3

Good ambient/mood-creating music. Experimental.

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Thu May 06 2021
3

5? Seemed cool but just ended up being grating. Not super enjoyable to listen to

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Tue May 25 2021
3

Funky, but just not my jam.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
3

Couple of good ones but not super into it

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Fri May 21 2021
3

Electronic music like this is not something I listen to very often, or really at all, at least not on purpose, but I like this one. I don't know anything about how this kind of music is made, which is maybe why it feels less accessible to me; however, this album has some interesting elements, like sampling of movie quotes that fit well with the feel of the music. Even though I doubt I'll listen to this or any electronic music all that regularly, at least not now, I am glad I got to hear it.

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Thu May 20 2021
3

Like orbital

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Fri May 07 2021
3

alright. a couple of bright spots but overall way to long. forgettable background music. wish i could give 1/2 star ratings

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Thu Jul 01 2021
3

Not great but not all bad EDM. Not sure if revist. Stand out track - Lush 3-1

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Fri Jun 11 2021
3

Sounds like a sci-fi fps ost. Halcyon+on+on is really dope.

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Thu May 27 2021
3

What can I say? It was Orbital being Orbital. Weirdly I've seen them live twice.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
3

Halcyon + On + On was the only track I knew coming into this album, and happily the rest of it was pretty solid too.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
3

This album probably deserves 4 stars. It's innovative, interesting, and unique. But, I feel like "my kitchen table at 8am while I'm checking my emails" is not the ideal environment to experience something like this. I shouldn't hold it against the album, and yet I do.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
3

If I ever need to pick music at a luxury resort ocean / poolside happy hour I have my album

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Fri Sep 10 2021
3

I'm usually more of a fan of Detroit and Acid Techno (particularly in the style of Richie Hawtin/Plastikman) as the British variety can be a bit more rave oriented as seen by the Two-Step and Breaks influences, but overall not bad.

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Fri Sep 10 2021
3

Favs: Halcyon And On And On, Impact Mehs: Walk Now I like Orbital. They remind me of Mortal Kombat, Hackers, and middle school. A lot of their music is more jangly 90s techno than I'd prefer, though.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
3

Good techno music. Accessible and interesting but nothing really stood out to me. 3.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
3

I dug this, but I wanted the pieces to not flow into each other. It made it difficult to get a sense of what each song truly was. Definitely a bigger step in evolution of electronica from Kraftwerk, but not something I would listen to on a regular basis.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
3

It's alright. I don't tend to like to just listen to electronica so this isn't for me. Those who like electronica will dig it though.

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Wed Oct 06 2021
3

Wow. Not my type of music at all but it does take you on a journey

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Wed Oct 06 2021
3

Listening to this felt like a chore. I can absolutely see how groundbreaking and influential this album was. Its influence over electronic music in the 90s is clear. But this feels like the music in a concentrated form, like runway fashion vs what ends up in department stores. I guess it's not a genre that I have ever been into and what is left just reminds me of the electronic pop that came in the later 90s - and I'm not ready to be reminded of that yet. So yeah, the album deserves its place on the list but it's not something I would otherwise enjoy listening to.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
3

Lush 3-1 is a good track. Its a cool sonic atmosphere but i just cant find it in me to put a house album above a 3

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Wed Nov 17 2021
3

I was going to give this a 1, but so many reviews say that these sounds were so new and amazing at the time of its release - something I didn't think about.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
3

There are signs of the genius of Orbital on this early '90s album, but the sound feels rather outdated and the melodies are too repetitive to really enjoy this. The looping trickery on the opening and closing tracks was interesting, though.

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Fri Dec 03 2021
3

If you thought the song Donda was a mind breaker, just wait. Nice listening.

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Wed Dec 29 2021
3

The best of this album IMO: - Impact (The Earth Is Burning) - Monday - Halcyon + On + On Not bad. 3.2/5

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Fri Jan 07 2022
3

Good album for getting in the zone, maybe for a gym workout. If this was playing in a club, I'd probably leave, though.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
3

Cool beats with a variety of sounds from industrial to ethereal to electronic. Interesting intro/extro samples. In/out drive me nuts but made me think. Planet of the shapes, Lush, Monday, halcyon and on and on

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Fri Jan 07 2022
3

Not heard this album before - very familiar with the later stuff. Will definitely be listening again.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

Definitely a 90's Electronica album. I enjoyed the atmosphere it built, but found that the songs usually blended together into white noise after a bit.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

Some of this album was quite enjoyable, after a while however it became quite repetitive and it lost me. Like the production of it and the fact that it stuck firmly to its genre, not an album I would listen to again.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

1/27/22

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Thu Feb 03 2022
3

Un buon sottofondo per lavorare. Lush 3-1 non male, per niente male. In generale pensavo peggio, tutto quanto forse è un po' troppo tutto insieme, però le singole tracce non sono male. ***

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Big beats are the best. It was fine if you like this kinda thing

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Fri Feb 04 2022
3

Can’t tell if I enjoyed it or hated it

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Fri Feb 11 2022
3

first listen well loved in terms of techno but i find it boring personally

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Thu Feb 24 2022
3

Genre: Techno 3/5 A truly inoffensive Techno album from the 90s. Orbital, a couple of Brits, go ahead and produce some of the most boring, yet beautiful, electronic music I’ve heard in a while. A rather heavy emphasis on the ambient side of things more so than the heavy big beat sound which was becoming popularized at that time. Lush 3-1 is good and there are a few other minor highlights, but none too interesting, and everything is all very cohesive, but the overall vibe doesn’t reach beyond a mild head bob. Maybe for a slow workout, or if you need a chill, accessible Techno album while you work, but this was much more “easy listening” than I had anticipated.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
3

Tecno. Ni fu ni fa.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
3

Make sure your suits are buttoned up tight and your oxygen tanks are full- and you better bring some extra canisters- because you’re invited to dance amongst the stars with two of Techno’s finest space ambient artists: the English duo Orbital. I love me some Ambient music, man. And while mine leans more toward the likes of the non-tempo sort (Steve Reich, ie) I still enjoyed this LP very much, beats and all. And that’s really where 'Orbital 2' is coming from, it’s all about the beats. Seems to be a bit of a concept album, too, bookending the space rave with words on loop (‘Time becomes’), but subtly morphing into a slightly different phrase (the opening number ended with the words, ‘For time becomes a loop.’) The technique itself, in which two identical samples are repeated at slightly different speeds, was coincidentally popularized by Steve Reich. Thus, the entire LP seems to be a very creative artistic representation of ‘the theory of the Mobius, a twist in the fabric of space where time becomes a loop.’ And that’s what you get, in spades/space, on 'Orbital 2': lots of synthesized beats, excellent syncopation (‘Lush 3-1,’ ie), good use of dynamics (wish there had been just a bit more, but I’m just being picky), some great drone instruments like sitar and didgeridoo, echoed vocals, and all looped into one dynamite techno package. Orbital indeed. I’ll certainly loop back around to this one again.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

Took me back briefly, and not as hardcore as I remember. Strangely started to find it good for zoning out and relaxing.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
3

Halycon + On + On + On +On

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Wed Mar 30 2022
3

The opening is a bit rough, song one and the first minute of song two are just spoken bits with a computerized voice. The voice is just repeating a phrase over and over again too, so there's nothing there but hearing a line. This happens again later in the album too. When the music is actually playing, it's very good ambient electronic and I liked having it on while I worked. Song 1, and the very end of Song 2 are jarring and take away from the quality of the album. Lush 3-1,Lush 3-2, and Monday are highlights. I'm on the fence on rating this one. How they decided to have the opening and closing tracks be this annoying, lazy, no-effort put a sentence on a loop thing boggles my mind. Everything in the middle is pretty solid, and you have some great music in there but the album has decided to piss you off at the start and risk you turning it off before getting to the music, or you actually listen to it and then it pisses you off at the end and kills the vibe you just built. I'll rate it 3, I really enjoyed the actual music on this album, they're lucky I'm not in a bad mood or this would be a 1 or 2 just for having those asinine first and last tracks.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

A little more just ambiance than I would normally want

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Wed Apr 13 2022
3

I enjoyed it quite a bit. Some of the songs really pushed my patience, but not because I wasn’t enjoying the beat, but just that it was quite repetitive. Wish I had some drugs for this one, though. 6/10

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Fri Apr 22 2022
3

me brains been thoroughly washed

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

Ok I guess

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Sat May 14 2022
3

Starts off well, but just becomes one-paced and boring.

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Mon May 30 2022
3

Не мой жанр, хотя было интересно познакомиться. Понял, что музыка либо напрягает, либо клонит в сон. Но прикольно.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

I enjoyed the random vocal loop experiments, the rest of the stuff is okay, not my style of electronica that I would listen to in a non-club setting, but I liked this album more than their first.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
3

125. Þetta er danstónlist og eðli málsins samkvæmt full endurtekningarsöm fyrir minn smekk, og á köflum satt best að segja aðeins of intense. En þetta er ekki leiðinlegt, ég gæti alveg hlustað aftur. Jájá ef þið setjið þetta í gang þeas.

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Mon Jul 18 2022
3

Quality production but not my jam

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Sun Jul 24 2022
3

lush 3-1 and 3-2 hit, surprising

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Thu Aug 18 2022
3

Electronic music is generally not my thing, but this is pretty solid. It's not holding my attention but it doesn't feel like it's supposed to. Each track kind of ebbs and flows one after another in a pleasing way. I dig it.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
3

Interessant

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Mon Aug 29 2022
3

Good background music.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
3

Still not as good as In Sides.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
3

3.7 - It starts with a vocal loop, "where time becomes a loop", that's a little on-the-nose but still pretty trippy. From there, I'm expecting a whacked out space record, à la "Phaedra" by Tangerine Dream or something by Arca. Instead, it's an almost scientifically well-composed EDM record with some spacey elements that still feels balanced and grounded. Standout: "Halcyon and On and On"

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

This is very early dance music. A good example of the origins of dance music - BUT, the songs themselves are pretty basic, very repetitive. And the first track and last track, Time Becomes and Input Out are gimmicky audio sync experiments that you'd never listed to more than once. It's OK - but dance music progressed and became way more sophisticated after this.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

Started out thinking that techno doesn't really translate to the recorded album format but by halfway I was quite into it. In the battle of albums on this list released in 1993 by English electronic artists with 'Orbit' in their name, this wins hands down for me. Sorry, William.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

decent listen. not a fan of the first and last songs.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

Old school electronic from before I had ever heard electronic music. Less monotonous then current electronic music for sure. My ear needs to hear changes for this type of music to keep me interested, and for the most part, this album supplies that interest, even if it is just one instrument changing, providing a bit of ebb and flow in a sea of sameness.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

ALBUM RATING: 3.4 ALBUM GRADE: C+ TRACK RATINGS: 1. Time Becomes - 3.0 2. Planet of the Shapes - 3.5 3. Lush 3-1 - 3.5 4. Lush 3-2 - 3.5 5. Impact (The Earth Is Burning) - 3.5 6. Remind - 4.0 7. Walk Now… - 4.0 8. Monday - 3.5 9. Halcyon + On + On - 2.5 10. Input Out - 3.0

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Mon Sep 12 2022
3

energetic electronic music. Certainly doesn't sound it's age.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

Formative sounds in my musical fandom...I still remember being blow away by a Halcyon & On & On remix that contained a mash up of Bon Jovi and Belinda Carlise...I thought it was the most amazing thing ever. Solid album with a distinctive sound. 3.5/5

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Mon Oct 24 2022
3

Pretty decent, but some of these tracks go on much longer than they should.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
3

10/26/22 Not bad

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

67/100: Most of this album is "Stroke Simulator: The Album." Im incredibly good at multitasking while listening to music. I've never had any issues doing work while listening to music. Oftentimes, I'll even read while listening to music. This album broke me on that front. I had to skip "Input Out" after I accidentally wrote "translation" while doing homework. I think there is something to be said in favor of this being a good album, and maybe even an important one, but I'm not gonna be the one to say it. I feel mentally slower having listened to it.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
3

For Techno, this is really good. But it's still techno, so no vocals and a rather lifeless sound.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
3

This was alright. I actually didn't mind listening to this, despite me not having a good track record with electronica on this website. There's just something about it that sounds a little different to me. The intro was interesting. Some of the songs on here could probably stand to be shorter though. My favourite song was Planet of the Shapes.

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Fri Nov 25 2022
3

Unnecessary beats album that provides no value to this list of albums.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
2

First track annoying. Hope it gets better. Songs overall are ok. Good for background music except the first and last songs. Both annoying and unnecessary. 2.5

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Wed May 05 2021
2

electronica. vibes. weird.

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Thu May 06 2021
2

4

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Fri May 14 2021
2

not really a positive or negative response to this album. fine but boring. enjoyed one song

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Tue Jul 06 2021
2

Didn't love it...pretty basic EDM

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Fri May 21 2021
2

Máquina. Largo. Aburrido. Machacón.

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Thu May 06 2021
2

It's just hard to listen to for an hour. 4

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Thu May 06 2021
2

4/10. Okay, this album was really long, and fairly annoying. Not so annoying that it distracted me from homework, but it made it a bit less pleasant. The first and last songs were both kinda cool, and even more annoying than the rest of it.

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Thu May 27 2021
2

2/5

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Tue Jul 06 2021
2

Besser als David guetta Hat seine Berechtigung

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Sun May 09 2021
2

This was quite strange, not the biggest fan of this kind of music

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Mon May 10 2021
2

Not a fan. A bit out there

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Wed Jul 28 2021
2

This album sounds like it was quite advanced in 1993 for electronic music. However, now it sounds outdated. It’s OK, but something I would turn off if I had the choice.

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Wed Jul 28 2021
2

Really not my thing. Extra star for Doctor Who.

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Fri Jul 30 2021
2

Okay techno. Won’t be listening again.

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Wed Aug 04 2021
2

Not where I’m at right now. If I was a little bit older I can imagine this being important to me but without being on that scene it’s not doing much for me.

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Thu Aug 19 2021
2

Si je vous retrouve votre duo intro/outro ridicule je peux vous jurer que ça va très mal se passer.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
2

Thanks, I hate it

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Fri Aug 27 2021
2

Noise. But that one mean girls song is cool lol

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Fri Aug 27 2021
2

1.5 | Más Techno... Del mismo grupo???? Insisto... no es que tenga nada en particular contra el género. Sí puede tener su lugar y no es que sea un disco 100% sin mérito pero creo puedo repetir casi lo mismo que dije del primero. No le veo el caso en la lista, no propone nada tan distinto de cualquier otro artista competente del género como para estar en la lista y ahora mucho menos como para decir que merece DOS lugares en la misma. Sin mucho que decir, competente, pudiera funcionar de música de fondo en situaciones específicas... nada más. De verdad lo que sí siento es que es casi un desperdicio/abuso dar dos lugares al mismo grupo y a dos discos que básicamente te los puedo poner en shuffle y no podrías realmente diferenciar uno de otro.

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Fri Sep 10 2021
2

This is a basic bitch version of Thievery Corporation.

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Wed Sep 15 2021
2

The music here was decent but their heads are so far up their own nether regions with the stupid spoken tracks that its insufferable. Listening to some of their later stuff they've gotten a lot better.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
2

I wanted to like this more than I did. After all, it started with a loop of Worf from Star Trek:TNG talking about time becoming a loop. I do like electronic dance music and the album did have its moments. But I think Underworld did this better. Strange that some of this sounds a bit more dated than stuff like Kraftwerk from the 70s and 80s.

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Fri Sep 17 2021
2

You know, electronica back to back is not a good thing. Any genre back to back likely isn't good for this list. Need to cleanse the palate. The problem with Orbital is that they repeat everything so quickly (e.g., some phrase or beat on loop). It's mind numbing. Kraftwerk at least paused for a bit before coming back to the same phrases. And their beats didn't feel so incessant or monotonous. Planet of the Shapes had some really cool beats but it lacked variation or it didn't layer in its beats well. It's like they have one dominant beat and that drowns out everything else - it's all you can hear and it just repeats. More variation in pacing, timing, and beats is needed - in almost all songs. I think if I was in solitary confinement and you played this album I would go crazy after about two revolutions. I don't think I could play this album as background music to a party unless that party was a rave. Its inferiority is glaringly obvious when placed next to Kraftwerk.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
2

Time and again this site has served me turn-of-the-90s UK electronica, and it's still yet to make an impression on me. I try to not generalize about music, but I can completely understand why music from this period gets slammed for being so repetitive. for being so repetitive for being so repetitive for being so repetitive boom-boom-boom-snap so repetitive boom-boom-boom-snap so repetitive boom-boom-boom-snap so repetitive

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Fri Oct 08 2021
2

Snorebital

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Fri Oct 08 2021
2

This is a review. Has high points. Then makes me listen to them over and over and over again for the next 9 minutes. This is a review. Has high points. Then makes me listen to them over and over and over again for the next 9 minutes. This is a review. Has high points. Then makes me listen to them over and over and over again for the next 9 minutes. This is a review. Has high points. Then makes me listen to them over and over and over again for the next 9 minutes. This is a review. Has high points. Then makes me listen to them over and over and over again for the next 9 minutes. This is a review. Has high points. Then makes me listen to them over and over and over again for the next 9 minutes. This is a review. Has high points. Then makes me listen to them over and over and over again for the next 9 minutes. This is a review.

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Mon Oct 11 2021
2

90's techno, very repetitious. 90's techno, very repetitious. 90's techno, very repetitious. 90's techno, very repetitious. repetitious. repetitious. repetitious.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
2

Reconec el disc com un dels moments àlgids de la cultura rave i el cert és que tants anys després es deixa escoltar molt bé i té els seus moments... però més enllà de la seva importància històrica i la seva competència técnica, no m'arriba; tampoc és el meu món....

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Sun Nov 14 2021
2

5/10

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Wed Nov 17 2021
2

16th November 2021 Listened on my headphones whilst travelling from the Excel centre to book club in Kings Cross. 90s raving culture in an album. I wouldn't sit and listen to it, I think you need to be on something and in a field to properly enjoy it but I can kind of see it.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
2

This is not my jam but it got me in the mood to listen to Aphex Twin, so it's something

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Wed Nov 24 2021
2

Apparently I am getting every techo album on this list in a row...

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Wed Dec 08 2021
2

Meh. Not the worst thing I've heard. Just put it in the background and not really noticeable.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
2

5/10

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Mon Dec 20 2021
2

standard electronic music - gave it a couple of spins in case I had missed something but nothing really grabbed me.

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Mon Dec 27 2021
2

Not my kind of thing, very repetetive and mostly instrumental.

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Wed Jan 26 2022
2

It's very easy to hate on electronic music. All the things that make music great, the timing, the tonality of live instruments, the play of expected vs. unexpected changes and sounds, improvisation, and the slight imperfections that make something sound organic just don't come across in a mathematical sequence. Things have improved somewhat since the early 9s when this came out but it's still about as emotional as interacting with a pissed off microwave.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
2

90s edm. Not really for me.

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Wed Feb 02 2022
2

I live in the technno capital of the world and I've heard better techno through the wall from my neighbour. It's bland and boring, but it's saved in that regard. It could be a lot, lot worse, like the shitty looping on the first track which sounds neat in the first 15 seconds, then you realise it goes on for another minute and a half.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
2

Heel sferisch album, niet zo mijn ding

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Wed Mar 02 2022
2

Ok

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Wed Mar 09 2022
2

weak

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Thu Apr 14 2022
2

Just an experimental instrumental album. Complete snoozefest. 4/10.

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Fri Apr 29 2022
2

Techno is just not my jam. It's hard for me to even evaluate because it just doesn't speak to me here. I want to rate not applicable lol, but I guess I've gotta give a 2. Not BAD like a 1 would be, but a forgettable 2.

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Sun May 15 2022
2

Where Time Becomes a Loop... This one will take more time to digest. I don't dislike the album, on first listen I thought it was a waste of time. But, after listening to it all day, I think there are some interesting sounds going on here. Not sure if that makes it good yet though. 2 / 5 (for now)

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Mon Jun 13 2022
2

Influential and great at festivals, but not a good album to listen to.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
2

I would enjoy this at the right time and place. Like at a hookah bar, or a rave. Unfortunately I listened on a beautiful sunny drive on Highway 61 and it just didn't fit.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
2

Orbital 2 Electric Bugaloo gets a 2. It is techno music. Overall it was unremarkable. It is was alright as background music. There is no need for me to revisit the album.

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Sun Jul 03 2022
2

Nice and meditative, but also very repetitive.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
2

Not my favorite, but interesting.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
2

Was NOT looking forward to this one - in my head it's dull old techno. But that's what this project is for, to try and expand my horizons. Generally I was pretty unimpressed, but I concede there are some pretty listenable moments in Lush 3-1 and Halcyon. Heard some possible inspiration for artists that would come along 20 years later: Mount Kimbie, Four tet, Gold panda.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
2

did not really liked it but appreciate the effort

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Thu Aug 11 2022
2

Interesting. But struggled to rate this two stars.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
2

Decent background music.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
2

Slightly non-plussed by it. It just washed over me. And I don't feel like I need another listen to see if my view changes. It's very of its time.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
2

This was very boring and uninspired imo.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
2

It wasn't offensive or anything....just don't care for electronica

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Thu Oct 06 2022
2

Not in mood for ambient techno - seems like it was probably on the list due to influence and not quality

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Sun Oct 09 2022
2

The second outing from the regents of recursion manage to produce one stand out song (Halcyon and on and on). Other than that, this is a snooze fest.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
2

-It's just like background music for an hour. It isn't unpleasant but it isn't interesting

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Thu Oct 20 2022
2

This album sounded like the music that plays during the end credits of a techie 90s action movie

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Thu Oct 27 2022
2

Eh.

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