Alex Paterson's long-running project will release a new album on Kompakt in June.
Paterson's group returns to the Cologne label following their 2005 record, Okie Dokie It's The Orb On Kompakt, a full-length which also featured longtime collaborator Thomas Fehlmann. The new LP has a sci-fi theme indicating Paterson's head is still in the clouds. He says, "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." Fehlmann is more straight ahead with his assessment, saying “this album and the process of its production makes me feel real good."
The shortest track on Moonbuilding sprawls out over nine minutes, with various additional versions of a cut called "Moon Quake" present on the deluxe edition. The deluxe vinyl version features "Dilla's Moon Quake," their tribute to the late, revered hip-hop producer. The new long-player follows extensive collaboration with dub legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry and a four-disc retrospective, History Of The Future Part 2, which looked over the post-major label portion of the group's 27-year career.
01. God's Mirrorball
02. Moon Scapes 2703 BC
03. Lunar Cave
04. Moonbuilding 2703 AD
Kompakt will release Moonbuilding 2703 AD on June 22nd, 2015.