The Orb Set to Release A New Album With Pink Floyd's David Gilmour (Sort of)

This is kind of an odd one.  Last year on David Gilmour confirmed that he was working with the Orb.  Actually, he was just working with 1/2 of the Orb, Youth.  A fan-run blog about David Gilmour has recently elaborated on the project.  They say that David is NOT working with the Orb.  He merely went into the studio and jammed with Youth to work on one track.  The Orb then took that jam session and used the material across an entire album called, Metallic Spheres, which will be released in October as, "The Orb featuring David Gilmour".

What's funny about this is that NME picks up the story and pastes the headline, "The Orb to release new album featuring Pink Floyd's David Gilmour."  And they link to the fan-run blog which clearly states, "David is not working with the Orb on a new album..."

The Orb will always be special for me.  After the shoegazing days of the early nineties, I picked up "U.F.Orb" and was blown away by the 15 minute long ambient tracks.  They were the "band" that introduced me to electronic music and opened my eyes to a world of great music without drone-y guitars.

The Orb Returns With The Dream

When dance music stepped into the spotlight back in the early '90s, making Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) a rockstar, even causing enough of a buzz to catch the eye of movie producers (Human Traffic, Groove, etc), there were a core group of electronic musicians that had been part of this - Source

The Orb Send Youth-Boosted New Album Stateside

In the beginning (i.e., 1989) there was the Orb, and the Orb was more or less two people, Dr. Alex Paterson and Killing Joke bassist Martin "Youth" Glover. However, over the course of a discography pioneering ambient house, the Orb began to revolve around Paterson alone. Now, what was torn asunder has been mended on the Orb's new album, The Dream. - Source

The Orb, The Dream

Long-time space voyagers are going to be perfectly at home with The Dream. - Source