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The Orb - Orbus Terrarum flac

  • Performer: The Orb
  • Album: Orbus Terrarum
  • Label: Universal UMC, Island Records
  • Catalog #: 5306742, 530 674-2
  • FLAC: 2282 mb | MP3: 1755 mb
  • Released: 20 Jun 2008
  • Country: Europe
  • Style: House, Dub, Experimental, Ambient
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 241
  • Category: Electronic
The Orb - Orbus Terrarum flac


1 Orbus Terrarum
2Oxbow Lakes
Written-By – Paterson, Weston, Fehlmann
3Peace Pudding (Occidental)13:31
4Plateau (All Hands On Deck Mix - 2AM)15:45
5Valley (Mix 3 Dubby)10:55
Written-By – Paterson, Weston, Fehlmann
7Montagne D'Or (Der Gute Berg)
Written-By – Paterson, Hughes, BJ Cole, Weston, Burton, Fehlmann
8Oxbow Lakes (Andy's Space Mix)
Remix – Andy
9White River Junction
Written-By – Paterson, Weston, Fehlmann
10White River Junction (Zoom Vinegar Mix)13:05
11 The Remixes
12Slug Dub (Dumpy Dub)12:30
13Slug Dub
Written-By – Paterson, Weston, Ferguson, Fehlmann
Written-By – Paterson, Weston, Phillips, Green
Written-By – Paterson, Hughes, Needs, Weston, Burton, Phillips, Fehlmann


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CIDX 8037, 524 099-2Orb Orbus Terrarum ‎(CD, Album)Island Records, Island RecordsCIDX 8037, 524 099-2UK1995
314-524 40874Orb Orbus Terrarum ‎(Cass, Album)Island Records314-524 40874Netherlands1995
314-524 099-2Orb Orbus Terrarum ‎(CD, Album)Island Records314-524 099-2US1995
314-524 099-4Orb Orbus Terrarum ‎(Cass, Album)Island Records314-524 099-4US1995
I2 24099Orb Orbus Terrarum ‎(CD, Album, Club)Island RecordsI2 24099US1995


  • Concept ByLX Paterson
  • Coordinator [Project Co-ordination For Universal Music Catalogue]Joe Black
  • Design [Original Design]MadArk, London
  • Design [Repackage Edition]Bold, London SE1
  • EngineerAndy Hughes
  • Engineer [Egnabled]Fil Char Gonidred
  • Mixed ByPaterson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-7), Hughes (tracks: 1-1 to 1-6), Weston (tracks: 1-7), Fehlmann (tracks: 1-1 to 1-7)
  • ProducerThe Orb, Thomas Fehlmann
  • Remastered By [Digitally]Keiron McGarry
  • Sleeve NotesKris Needs


Digitally remastered with a second disc of 6 rare & previously unreleased mixes plus enhanced packaging. Tracks 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4 & 2-6 are previously unreleased.

Published by Orb Music, Big Life Music Ltd. Edition Bingen (GEMA), Chrysalis Music Ltd., Buddha's Belly, Polygram Music Pub. Ltd. & Copyright Control.

Mastered at Universal Mastering, London.

This compilation: ℗ 2008 Universal/Island Records Ltd. © 2008 Universal/Island Records Ltd., A Universal Music Company. Made in the EU.

Set Catalog #: 5306742 on spine | on sticker on jewel case : 530 674-2

Actual track times (entered in the tracklisting) differ slightly from the ones printed.
As original, in album title and track names the letter 'U' is written in Roman style as 'V'. So that the album appears as 'ORBVS TERRARVM'


  • Barcode (Text): 6 00753 06742 0
  • Barcode: 600753067420
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Label Code: LC00309
  • Other (Disc One Category): 5306743
  • Other (Disc Two Category): 5306744
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc One): [4 Universal logos] 06007 530 674-3 01 52128863
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc Two): [4 Universal logos] 06007 530 674-4 01 52128865
  • Mastering SID Code (Both Discs): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (Disc One): IFPI 0147
  • Mould SID Code (Disc Two): IFPI 0130


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Universal Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Universal Island Records Ltd.
  • Record Company – Universal Music
  • Mastered At – Universal Digital Mastering
  • Published By – Orb Music
  • Published By – Big Life Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Edition Bingen
  • Published By – Chrysalis Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Buddah's Belly Music
  • Published By – Polygram Music Publishing


Much as I love Orbus Terrarum, I prefer the original American release. "Plateau" is 30 seconds longer on that release, and more "Plateau" is better. I'd enjoy an hourlong mix of that track. "Slug Dub" on the American release is more than a minute longer, and the European release, remastered here, fades out before the satisfying conclusion to the story of the slugs. On the other hand, "Occidental" on the European release is about 20 seconds longer. Not sure where those seconds are squeezed in.

There may be some other subtle differences, but it might be hard to identify and quantify them because so much of the album is deeply layered. The remastered sound isn't dramatically different, however. The main advantage of this two disc remaster is the inclusion of a number of unreleased mixes, none of which exceed the originals but all of which are worth hearing.

Fun fact: David Sinclair of The Times derided "Orbus Terrarum" in a 1995 review as "generic ambient music." No easier way to telegraph to your audience that you didn't actually listen to the record you're reviewing! Love it or hate it, there's nothing generic about this nonpareil album.
This album simply gets better and better over time. Oddly, it didn't resonate with my when I first heard it, it took years for it to fully sink its hooks into my brain. It's altogether more subtle and deeper than "Ultraworld", and more earthy and grounded (intentionally so, looking at the album title, obviously) than "U.F.Orb" was. The tracks have more subtle melodies and layers, and it feels somehow more geological, sedimentary in construction. There are moments of great, tranquil beauty that build imperceptibly into noisy assaults, dubby wanderings in moist mornings through a soggy garden, aerial flights along a verdant valley. The second disc of remixes on the 2CD reissue is fantastic, as well, though it's more a dessert than a main course. When I'm in a certain mood, "Orbus Terrarum" is a full repast.
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