The Orb @ Magic Bag, 9/26/15

September 27, 2015 at 4:22 pm | Posted in Photos | Leave a comment

The Orb played at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, a suburb of Detroit. The club usually does not have electronic shows, it’s usually cover bands or singer/songwriters or washed up classic rock or something. (I did see Mark Kozelek there last year though.) The crowd and the opening DJ were stuck in the ’90s; Faithless was playing when I walked in and I saw someone wearing an URB magazine hoodie. The Orb were awesome though. Thomas Fehlmann was mixing beats from a laptop and Alex Patterson was throwing in dub effects and soundbites. Lots of samples from The KLF’s Chill Out, lots of Kompakt-y dance beats, a bunch of the hits from the first album (I don’t think they played anything from U.F.Orb or Orbvs Terrarvm), and an Eminem/”Toxygene” mashup (because, you know, Detroit). The visuals crapped out halfway through but they eventually got them running again.


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