After supposedly calling it quits back in 2004 with the release of Blue Album, the U.K. electronica duo, Orbital are on the verge of completing the inevitable comeback they began back in 2008. A new album, Wonky, is set for April and they’ve already released a teaser single, a light, effervescent bit of alka-synth-pop called, appropriately, “Never.” Orbital was one of the first groups to emerge out of techno with a sense of melody and a sense of humor. Snivilisation remains one of my favorite electronic albums. The 1994 release has been in my iPod since I had one. Here’s a video for “Never” that drives home the already obvious link to Kraftwerk‘s “Autobahn.” And there’s a link for a free download.
John Diliberto ((( echoes )))