The Orb vs. David Gilmour, 'Metallic Spheres' (Columbia/Sony)

5
Metallic Spheres
Critical Mass
Release Date: October 12, 2010
Label: Columbia/Sony

by SPIN Staff

The coupling of mischievous electronic outfit the Orb with the classic guitar-rock soaring of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is not that strange a fit: the Orb's Dr. Alex Paterson previously collaborated with prog guitar hero Steve Hillage, while Floyd fully inhabited a similar stoner headspace in the early '70s. Across two epic, messy tracks, the pair go around the world: classic ambient house, dated trip-hop, thundering drum loops, weird dub, even down-home picking, yet stay nowhere long enough for anything to really take hold.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Miley Cyrus — Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin (Cover) " 05:44
  • 2 Chris Brown & Trey Songz — Tuesday (Remix) " 04:26
  • 3 Buzzcocks — "It's Not You" " 02:46
  • 4 The Drums — Magic Mountain " 04:05
  • 5 Jessie Ware — Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe " 03:46
  • 6 Flying Lotus — Coronus, the Terminator " 02:40

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA