Twenty years ago, the Orb sampled Pat Metheny playing Steve Reich’s “Music for Counterpoint” for their seminal chill-out composition “Little Fluffy Clouds,” launching the duo on a path to rave superstardom—or at least as much renown as an ambient chill-out act can expect to achieve. Ever since, original member Alex Paterson and a revolving lineup of contributors have been twisting minds with an innovative mix of dub, ambient, minimal techno, and all manner of luscious, cosmic psychedelia. The comedown kings celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a rare New York gig at Webster Hall.
Sat., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 23, 2013