Strap in for a long night with my electro-industrial band the Seven Whores of the Apocalypse as we guide you through the abandoned padded cells of Magisterium: a cage of bone-rattling beats wraps its claws around a rubbery analog bass and hushed vocals; a bewildering array of vintage synth arpeggios punctuate the atmosphere before the whole sacramental affair is catapulted to an 80s Berlin disco, where the area clergy finally break down and try on a pair of knee-highs spiked heels just to see what all the fuss is about. Includes a throbbing tech-house dub mix.
Even though I released Orbr’s debut single Circuit City in June 2020, I was laying the groundwork for Orbr’s true maiden voyage the previous summer.
Orbr is my drum & bass avatar, but the first few songs I recorded under that name were far from the world of jungle. I knew I wanted to lean hard in a sci-fi direction, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use house, techno, ambient, or even experimental as the genre vehicle for that work.
I’m thrilled to announce that Turquoise Rush, the latest single of my drum & bass project Orbr, is out today!
Turquoise Rush showcases Orbr’s dive into the deeper side of drum and bass. On the horizon: furious vintage breaks, pulsating analogue bass drops, twinkling pads, a breathtaking African choir, and lush underwater FX make for a unique and unforgettable coastal jungle experience. Includes an absolutely gorgeous 80s club mix and a bonus free ambient mix.
I’m thrilled to announce that Drunken Noodles, the latest single of my drum & bass project Orbr, is out today!
On the menu tonight: wavy analog pads, tinkling bells, barely-controlled growlers, chonky kits, world instruments, and space-age FX weave and hustle throughout Orbr’s high-octane summer slammer Drunken Noodles, a dense and complex liquid joint with distinctly international flavorings and more than a few rough edges. Once again Orbr kicks across subgenres and offers the listener a fresher-than-fresh take on the drum & bass experience. Come get a bellyful!
Orbr’s debut EP Cold Steps invites the listener to experience the minimal techno side of drum & bass. All three songs — Cold Steps, Detroit Horizons, and The Big Rip-Off — occupy a sparse and technical landscape without sacrificing the dimensional depth and innovative production skills that Orbr fans have come to expect.
Surprises hide behind every corner: vintage vocoders, glistening analog pads, jittery 303s, and throwback MC scratches all pay homage to the birthplace of techno while keeping a firm eye on the future of DNB. This one’s for Detroit!
The Cold Steps EP is available everywhere fine music is sold. You can also hear it on Orbr’s Bandcamp, YouTube, and SoundCloud channels, and of course you can stream or download any Orbr song at orbrsounds.com!
Vacillating between atmospheric jazz and manic breaks, Categories takes the pieces apart and puts them back together in unexpected ways.
Wind instruments and electric pianos collide with growling analog basslines, pitched-up vocals dodge sizzling vintage drum kits, a live band hijacks the breakdown, all while the Duke asks us: why does it have to have a category?
Categories is available everywhere fine music is sold. You can also hear it on Orbr’s Bandcamp, YouTube, and SoundCloud channels, and of course you can stream or download any Orbr song at orbrsounds.com!
Drop your bags at the luxury suite and hit the clubs for Orbr’s new melodic jungle banger Courchevel Mafia!
90s club organ hits? Check. Wobbly 808s? Check. Shimmering FM electric pianos? Check. Time-streched breaks? Check. You just got upgraded!
Courchevel Mafia is available everywhere fine music is sold. You can also hear it on Orbr’s Bandcamp, YouTube, and SoundCloud channels, and of course you can stream or download any Orbr song at orbrsounds.com.