The Orb will release their new album, Moonbuilding 2703 AD, June 23rd on Kompakt. Says founding Orb, Alex Patterson:

It's a solid piece of music that mutates into an eight legged lunar Land Rover and takes off into a cosmic horizon of a million sounds, patterns and textures. It spins the listener on his/her head, rewiring their brains to maximum capacity, then brings them home, sweet home. MOONBUILDING 2703 AD' is inspired by this place called earth and the idea that in the future mankind discovers its root element in the ancient rocks on solar moons, which are based on musical harmonies, that despite being imprinted a billion lights years ago, are set to the same tempo as the Orb.

The LP features four lengthy cuts, and there's a deluxe edition that includes a tribute to J Dilla titled "Dilla's Moon Quake." No music from it has been released yet, but you can check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Folks on the western half of the United States can catch The Orb live in a couple weeks. (They played NYC last year.) Dates include an appearance at the Futher Future Festival which happens May 1-3 just outside of Las Vegas though organizers are in a last-minute scramble to find a new location after permits for the original spot were denied. The fest also has Hundred Waters, Lone, Tim Hecker, Com Truise and more on the schedule.

All dates for The Orb are listed below.



The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD tracklist
1. God's Mirrorball - 14:44
2. Moon Scapes 2703 BC - 14:40
3. Lunar Caves - 9:13
4. Moonbuilding 2703 AD - 13:06

Dilla's Moon Quake (The Orb's Tribute To J Dilla) - 10:39*
Moon Quake (Slice Of Silver) - 08:44* #
Moon Quake 6 - 04:22* #
* included on deluxe vinyl version
# included on deluxe download version

The Orb - 2015 Tour Dates
Wednesday April 29, USA, El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Thursday April 30, USA, Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Saturday May 2, USA Nevada Further Future Festival
Sunday May 3, USA Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Tuesday May 5, USA Animas City Theatre Durango, CO
Thursday May 7, USA Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
Friday May 8, USA, Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Saturday May 9, USA, etown Boulder, CO
Friday May 15, Belgium, Neerpelt Eurorock Festival
Saturday May 16, France, Lyon Nuits Sonores
Friday June 19, Spain, Barcelona Sonar (Kompakt night at Nitsa)
Saturday July 4, Japan, Unit Tokyo
Sunday July 5, Japan, Studio Partita Osaka
Saturday July 18, Germany, Leipzig Melt Festival
Saturday July 25, UK, Abbots Ripton Secret Garden Party (DJ set)
Sunday July 26, UK, Abbots Ripton Secret Garden Party (DJ set)
Friday November 13, UK, London Oval Space