the start of the films

I’ve decided to start uploading short videos from my home recording archive. I always carried a video camera around with me for most of the time with orbital. I’ve been looking back at it recently and there is some remarkable stuff there.i look through it now and again and it grows better with age. Real time capsule stuff. It documents the path of orbital but also the rise and development of the rave scene in general. It covers all sorts from unreleased songs played live to time-lapse days in the studio to scenes of people , quite frankly, off their heads after a big night out. I have loads of footage from the first ewer orbital tour of the states with the fabulous meat beat manifesto and ultramarine . I keep putting it off as I never know where to start but I’ve decided to just go ahead and start any way , it might make sense eventually but I doubt it.

First one is ‘the making of Halcyon ‘

It’s some of the video I shot while cutting the original 12″  with Kevin Metcalf. Also some behind the scenes shots of the video shoot at my Mum and Dads house in Dunton green. You can see the lacquer being cut on the lathe and hear it going down, if you own one of these 12″ then that’s the mother of it right there! It was the first time we had seem the mastering oscilloscope , that was the inspiration for our live show for years to come. check out the glass bottom sink we got made via the blacksmith at the other end of the village ( that’s how old this is! so last century. ) It was such a home-made video but shot by  Seamus McGarvey who went on too much bigger things (google him ) so looks fantastic still.

Anyway have a look at this one , more to come soon.

16 thoughts on “the start of the films

  1. matt christie

    Excellent! Remember you mentioning them ages ago. Fantastic that this could be the perfect place to get them out. Looking forward to seeing more behind the scenes and the tour stuff.


  2. Mas

    I heard Phil or Paul in a video mention that there were lots of stuff recorded from their early days, and was hoping to see it, so great to see this. Looking forward to the others.


  3. Gregg Hermetech

    Fantastic stuff, I own this 12″! Could you talk a bit about the B.A.S.E. System that was used on this/Raddicio, and the Mutations singles please? It certainly gives a very nice spatial effect.


    1. grub

      talking about base l have base processor havent got much use for it paul if you ever need one..about base analyses and separates a stereo signal and mono path mono info can be moved any where within 360 degrees without loss of stereo ambient space stereo space can be increased while mono signal is set anywhere desired result enhanced signal spatial environment back 90 s it was wicked…grub24 …


      1. Gregg

        Thanks for the info! I’ve heard about them and seen a few pics, but never owned or used one. I’d be very interested if you ever wanted to sell! (I’m a professional mastering engineer, would love to give the BASE system a whirl!)



      2. grub

        hi gregg i worked with gleen at sound base we done welcome to the future cd one littel indian records engineered at exchange orbital used base to get extra dimension to stereo l have not used base long for long time its to good to be not to be used l can let you use it i am in bristol now i got out the matrix london……have to chat on phone grub…


  4. Nicki Giles

    Seeing the scope reminds me of all the times I caught it in the live shows, some truly awesome times. So looking forward to seeing more of these films!


  5. mike

    would you consider making a song with only equipment from the 90s ie use an atari ST / Cubase and the samplers and synths of the era



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