Sunday, November 20, 2005

Hello Waveforms

Great news for William 0rbit fans: a new album, entitled Hello Waveforms is slated for release 6th February 2006, on the Sanctuary label. It's been a long time coming, and eagerly awaited by us die-hard fans: the last solo outing was Pieces in a Modern Style, released in 2000. You may remember it as an eclectic set of classical pieces, given the distinctive 0rbit treatment, to some critical acclaim. Barber's Adagio for Strings got some airplay at the time.

Although William does most of his work for major recording stars like Madonna, Pink, Oasis and U2, he has managed to release a few (too few!) entirely original works, most notably the Strange Cargo series. The last of the four was Strange Cargo Hinterland: it was released in 1995! So Hello Waveforms has to satisfy some major expectations. Is it any good? I haven't heard it yet, but it is getting some airplay on KCRW, where it is one of the most requested albums, which bodes well.


Blogger Gary said...

Ooh, that's good news. The Strange Cargo albums were excellent.

New Girls Aloud single is better, though ;)

7:55 am  
Blogger Stephen said...

I haven't heard it, as I don't drive to work anymore. But I nevertheless doubt the accuracy of your assertion :¬)

4:12 pm  
Blogger Squander Two said...

Water From A Vine Leaf is one of the greatest records of all time.

10:58 am  
Blogger Stephen said...

There are now some preview tracks from the new album up on William's site: low-bitrate MP3s and only part of the song, but still good to hear nevertheless.

6:26 pm  

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