Subcategories

The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD (2015)

Posted By: Designol
The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD (2015)

The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Electronic, Ambient Dub | Label: Kompakt | # KOMPAKT CD 124 | Time: 00:51:52

A decade after they delivered Okie Dokie It's the Orb on Kompakt on…Kompakt, Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann return to the stalwart Cologne label with an album bearing a less sportive title and it sounds like serious sci-fi business. The standard edition consists of four tracks, each one between nine and 15 minutes in length. Not one of them is humorously titled "Captain Korma" or "Komplikation," unless "God's Mirrorball" triggers a recollection of the first Tad album. Unlike Okie Dokie, this is all new, not an amalgamation of tweaked, previously released tracks and new material. Lest this be seen as the Orb's "most mature work to date," within seconds of the opener, a mild-mannered voice from a colorful documentary about Sumerian gods intones, "If you believe in evil, then you probably need a whack on the back of the neck with a big fucking stick." After four-and-a-half minutes of ambience that intensifies in gradual fashion, a fluid, sturdy beat and light chime-like accents enter to set the tone for the remainder of the 50-minute program. Both "God's Mirrorball" and "Moon Scapes" contain several sections that tug and drift with a calm but steady flow (one of Fehlmann's favorite terms). The latter is heavier and more propulsive than the former, trucking dub techno filled with thrumming and thwacking drums and sections highlighted by electric keyboard fillips and string-sample flickers. The relatively brief "Lunar Caves" would be ideally suited for one of Kompakt's restful Pop Ambient compilations if it weren't for some radio interference and a couple intensely rhythmic components. The album's vinyl edition contains an explicit tribute to J Dilla, but "Moonbuilding 2703 AD" itself – the finale – acknowledges the genius producer as well, most obviously through the bit of Donald Byrd composition "Think Twice," once covered by Dilla, that pokes through. As with the album's first two cuts, it incorporates several movements, yet it's hip-hop much more than techno and never fades into the background like a fusty Mo' Wax scrap.

Review by Andy Kellman, Allmusic.com

The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD (2015)



Tracklist:

01. God's Mirrorball (14:47)
02. Moonscapes 2703 BC (14:43)
03. Lunar Caves (09:16)
04. Moonbuilding 2703 AD (13:04)


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 1. October 2015, 10:06

The Orb / Moonbuilding 2703 AD

Used drive : ASUS DRW-24F1ST a Adapter: 0 ID: 2

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Appended to previous track

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 896 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files\FLAC\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -6 -V -T "ARTIST=%artist%" -T "TITLE=%title%" -T "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -T "DATE=%year%" -T "TRACKNUMBER=%tracknr%" -T "GENRE=%genre%" -T "COMMENT=%comment%" %hascover%–picture="%coverfile%"%hascover% %source% -o %dest%


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 14:47.14 | 0 | 66538
2 | 14:47.14 | 14:43.38 | 66539 | 132801
3 | 29:30.52 | 9:16.62 | 132802 | 174563
4 | 38:47.39 | 13:04.13 | 174564 | 233376


Track 1

Filename G:\00-My CD\The Orb\2015 Moonbuilding 2703 AD\01 - The Orb - God's Mirrorball.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.00

Peak level 95.7 %
Extraction speed 2.1 X
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC DFE713BE
Copy CRC DFE713BE
Accurately ripped (confidence 10) [74814E15] (AR v2)
Copy OK

Track 2

Filename G:\00-My CD\The Orb\2015 Moonbuilding 2703 AD\02 - The Orb - Moonscapes 2703 BC.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.74

Peak level 95.8 %
Extraction speed 2.8 X
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC ED5C11D9
Copy CRC ED5C11D9
Accurately ripped (confidence 10) [0D0AAF71] (AR v2)
Copy OK

Track 3

Filename G:\00-My CD\The Orb\2015 Moonbuilding 2703 AD\03 - The Orb - Lunar Caves.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.01

Peak level 95.7 %
Extraction speed 3.2 X
Track quality 100.0 %
Test CRC 0D37F04D
Copy CRC 0D37F04D
Accurately ripped (confidence 10) [CD2AECC4] (AR v2)
Copy OK

Track 4

Filename G:\00-My CD\The Orb\2015 Moonbuilding 2703 AD\04 - The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD.wav

Peak level 95.7 %
Extraction speed 3.2 X
Track quality 99.9 %
Test CRC 452FBBF8
Copy CRC 452FBBF8
Accurately ripped (confidence 10) [AE44C3DA] (AR v2)
Copy OK


All tracks accurately ripped

No errors occurred

End of status report

==== Log checksum 7356FBA20FECA32DEA1A1D3D102C5240F24FE2460DC42FDF470E836D6EB645C6 ====

foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-01-28 17:16:35

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: The Orb / Moonbuilding 2703 AD
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR8 -0.37 dB -12.77 dB 14:47 01-God's Mirrorball
DR8 -0.37 dB -11.36 dB 14:44 02-Moonscapes 2703 BC
DR9 -0.37 dB -13.08 dB 9:17 03-Lunar Caves
DR9 -0.37 dB -13.03 dB 13:04 04-Moonbuilding 2703 AD
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 4
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 735 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD (2015)

The Orb - Moonbuilding 2703 AD (2015)