A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld [18:49] *
* Not on U.S. single-disc edition. See “Notes.”
Perpetual Dawn (6/15/91) #18 UK
Little Fluffy Clouds (11/13/91) #10 UK
Notes: “There are three versions, a 109:41 minute UK release [track listing above], a 70:41 minute U.S. release and a 182:05 minute UK Deluxe Edition reissue that was released in mid 2006” (Wikipedia). The latter was a 3-disc set that included alternate versions of seven of the original album’s songs.
“Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld is a seminal 1991 ambient house concept album” (Wikipedia). “The double album is a continuous progressive composition” (Wikipedia), a “two-hour psychedelic trip though music genres and studio electronics, pushing the threshold of live stage performance” (Wikipedia). There are “several tracks advancing the travel concept and composed of vocal samples and sound effects interspersed with original music” (Wikipedia).
“The first Orb album was entirely new when it appeared: a low-key dance record, with echoes and swells more than up-front tunes, stoner-level dub bass, and all sorts of samples and sounds – seagulls, film clips, astronaut voices, bits of disco – fluttering through the mix like hallucinations. Essentially a techno album for tired dancers, it’s held up nicely over time, thanks to its intricate, dreamy sonics. Beyond the classic Little Fluffy Clouds – a set of interlocking synth hooks and loping percussion, held together by a cut-up sample of Rickie Lee Jones talking about the skies of her youth--there are lots of mellow delights here, particularly the blissful reggae groove Perpetual Dawn” (Wolk).