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The Orbserver In The Star House

The Orb Feat. Lee 'Scratch' Perry

The Orbserver In The Star House

Collaboration between the ambient house duo and the Jamaican dub musician recorded in Berlin

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    The approach is dubwise, but the result is unique -- it simultaneously pushes familiar musical buttons and sounds like nothing else that has come before
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  2. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The creativity and mutual respect on show here makes for a worthy collaboration and an intriguing listen, one worthy of a prominent place in the respective canons of both parties
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  3. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    This is a fine record and an overall cheery record that would be equally comfortable at a patio BBQ, in a dark post-party Grotto or bubbling pleasantly out of your headphones
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  4. 7.0 |   BBC

    Lots of fun for late-period Perry fans, and will appeal to Orbologists, too
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  5. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    [It] speaks of a group who is living in the present rather than the past, a encouraging sign of good things to come
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  6. 6.0 |   Clash

    Everyone involved on this slab of hertz has brought far too much to the table over the years to dismiss this and the record really works
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  7. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It’s always gratifying when artists once loved and long dismissed return to the fray with colours flying high
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  8. 5.0 |   NME

    Scratch dances merrily over the electronics, but the two parties rarely connect in a cohesive way. Still, on the rare occasions they do, as on ‘Golden Clouds’, the results are brilliant
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  9. 4.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Fails to create a synergy between the players. Paterson’s deep respect for Perry’s improvised vocals ultimately handicapping the eccentricities of each man’s production prowess
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  10. 4.0 |   Mojo

    Swerve it. Print edition only

  11. 4.0 |   Q

    A missed opportunity. Print edition only

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