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Electric Orange — Orange Communication
(Delerium DELEC CDS036, 1996, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-08-01

Orange Communication Cover art

Some may recall that we reviewed the original Electric Orange album back in issue #4. That album, essentially the project of Dirk Jan Muller and friends, was a modern interpretation of the spirit of the early days of the Kosmisch Musik, the floating spacy free rock of classic bands like Ash Ra Tempel, Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, etc. Orange Communication is a techno-remix of much of the material on that original EO album, complete with samples, loops, dance-beats, and all. Dirk's obviously got himself some nice new equipment to play with. It's interesting, and those into the techno sound will most certainly like this version much better – but not this writer. While the original album was not that unique when compared to German bands of 25 years ago, it did represent one of the only examples of that type of sound in recent years.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 10, 1996 releases

Related artist(s): Electric Orange

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