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Moonbuilding 2703 AD

The Orb

Moonbuilding 2703 AD

Thirteenth studio album from the seminal English ambient house duo

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  1. 9.0 |   Gig Soup

    This album is ultimately a new essential chapter in the Orb’s discography and a source of inspiration for decades of electronic production to come
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Has languid, spaced-out beats, clattering echoes and jungle tom-toms, but almost imperceptibly evolves into a mangled orchestral dub
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Proves that his space academy can still churn out excellent results. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    An album heaving with ideas, but just coherent enough to stick together as one piece of work
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  5. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Feels both old and impossibly futuristic at the same time – much like watching actual footage of the lunar landings
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Tailored for the close listener in all of us—not to pick up on the details themselves, but to witness the many details interacting with one another as they wash over you in a mental state of zero gravity
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    It sounds like serious sci-fi business
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  8. 7.8 |   Resident Advisor

    Each production here feels less like a 10-minute single than a condensed DJ set, and The Orb navigate these spaces with a fresh wind in their sails
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  9. 7.5 |   The Quietus

    An immersive, imaginative journey into the unknown that, unfortunately, won't end up being the space travel concept album of the year. Public Service Broadcasting have already locked that down. Top marks for effort though
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  10. 7.0 |   NME

    Full of masterful control of mood and atmosphere but too unfocused to really raise the temperature
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  11. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    The duo maintain their ambition, putting together four sonically challenging tracks that range between nine and 15 minutes in length
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  12. 7.0 |   Clash

    Deep into the band's middle-age they excel at entertaining those who appreciate what they do, letting others worry about converting the unbelievers
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  13. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    A consistently satisfying groove machine, and a worthy entry to the upper ranks of the Orb canon
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  14. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    Some moments on Moonbuilding show the Orb, if not regaining their form, then offering up decent ambient music. But elsewhere they revert back to a formlessness that's devoid of their quirky stoner persona
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  15. 6.0 |   Q

    Cosmic ambient-house pioneers continue to boldly go out there. Print edition only

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