Psych-prog magicians ORB return with new LP ‘The Space Between’
September 17, 2018
Australia has had a relatively seasoned history with producing worldwide Rock and Roll acts and in this current decade that remains very much the same. In the last 10 years, we have been witness to some of the biggest and most prolific bands to come out of Australia… in addition to a plethora of bands that have made a name for themselves by putting out a quality record after quality record. Bands like ‘Pond’, ‘Total Control’, ‘Tame Impala’ and ‘King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’ all come to mind when you think of Australian musical relevance in the 2010’s.
ORB are a band who are contributing to this culture, massively. Signed to Flightless Records, the brainchild of ‘King Gizzard’ drummer Eric Moore, they share a platform that houses some of the best Australian talent of the current moment. With their third and latest record, The Space Between, ORB have set the bar higher than ever before.
This new record in comparison to their previous two, Birth (2016) and Naturality (2017), incorporates more synth-laden production. Tying together heavy, deep bass lines with springing, bouncing synth work. Resulting in acid-washed Funk along with Prog infused Psychedelia and Heavy Metal. The Space Between is the most fundamentally ORB album yet, as the three-piece have truly come into the most original nature of their work thus far. Everything about this seven-track album is well-implemented, well-produced and is a pure showcase of how this group have grown sonically over the last handful of years. This group has done nothing but expand themselves throughout the entirety of their discography and their experimentation and musicianship have resulted in a fantastic new record.