Tuesday, September 01, 2009
REJUVINATED and recharged, chill-out pioneers The Orb return with a new dance album, Baghdad Batteries.
However you'd be forgiven for not noticing straight away - because their ninth LP gives the listener almost nothing to go on until track four or five.
The effect is akin to being blindfolded by a lover, with these extended ambient sections emphasising it when the group stop teasing and lay on their 90s throwback beats hung over gigantic throbbing bass.
And as a result, Baghdad Batteries is electric.