History Part - 4

The future is not yet written

History Part 4

January - March 2016

The year starts strong with two new tracks Last Call and Shake Well from my New Nails For Old Crosses project. Further third party work continues including a new extended mix of pyramiden uber m bett for the band film. Also more remastered versions from my old Falconer album are added and the idea starts to formulate to release the album again in an all new format including new incidental music.

April 2016

A full remastered version of my 1993 Falconer album is released in two formats. MP3 and Wave versions, and as CD-Kit version with all new graphics, incidental music and bonus track. Also plans are being laid for an ORB reunion as it’s 25 years since the release of the iconic first album “Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld”

July 2016

Reunion time and the old gang was back together again for a special occasion. On Friday 29th July electronic titans The Orb will perform their seminal debut album ‘Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld’ in full for the first time ever, to mark its 25th anniversary. For this very special sliver jubilee gig, Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann will be joined on stage by the original cast of collaborators who helped create the magic on this influential, era-defining milestone, plus a special punk icon whose music heavily influenced The Orb.
Paul Cook of Sex Pistols fame will guest on drums and fellow punk legend, original Orb member and ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ co-writer Youth will join on bass. Psychedelic-electronic-prog heroes Steve Hillage and partner Miquette Giraudy co-wrote ‘Supernova’ and ‘Backside Of The Moon’, and will also bring their mythical shamanistic magic to this special show. If all that wasn’t coup enough fellow ‘Ultraworld’ contributors Andy Falconer, Tom Green and Hugh Vickers will also guest, whilst original Orb lighting wizard David Herman will transform Electric Brixton into a vintage fractal technical wonderland.
Amidst the late 80s fervor of acid house The Orb explored their own meandering tangent, drawing on hip hop sample culture, krautrock, kosmische, ambience and a wealth of unusual and unlikely sound sources. In doing so they pioneered a more horizontally-inclined alternative to the jacking trax emanating from discerning nightclubs’ main rooms. Following a limited number of prototype 12”s from early pre-Orb incarnations, ‘Ultraworld’ was The Orb’s first fully formed, double album realization of the sonic sculpture they’d been finessing, amidst a punk- schooled period of fertile, no-rules creativity. The album was a critical and chart smash that soundtracked a generation. It still sounds amazing today and its influence on subsequent decades of dance music is immeasurable. This gig follows ‘Ultraworld’’s recent Record Store Day deluxe reissue, which was remastered at Abbey Road Studios and spread over 4-discs of 180-gram audiophile vinyl.

September 2016

With the release of News Letter 18 the 1½ year mark is celebrated and it happens at a busy time. The end of the summer and into the autumn sees work starting on a complete redesign of the afp wed-site and the decision for 2017 to amalgamate all different musical projects under the one name afp. Also the sound track for the short film Random 2 by Dirk Gerigk and Iris Dobimn is completed and released, while preparations are also under way for Live work for 2017.

November 2016

My new ambient album Ski For The Trees (while there’s still time) is released as download version only.

December 2016

A new video by Fast Mouse Graphics for the track H2 OH taken from the album Ski For The Trees (while there’s still time) is available for viewing on both Youtube and Vimeo.

January 2017

The brand new afp website V2 is launched. It’s a stripped down cleaner, faster and brighter surfing experience which also offers a brand new Merchandise  shop featuring high quality designs available in a range of colours and sizes.