The perfect response to a music scene swamped by what Paterson
himself called "lame ambient noodling for 70 minutes," Orbus Terrarum
brings the mothership back to earth for a collision with some surprisingly harsh percussion and noisy synth. The melodies and dub lines of previous Orb
recordings are still in the mix, and the esoteric bent of Pomme Fritz
is muted somewhat. Orbus Terrarum
is definitely not the place to start, but it's still a worthy successor to U.F.Orb
. The final track, "Slug Dub," is an ambient epic with vocal samples taken from a children's story.