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.