Electronic Sound Mag have published an article on how The Orb made their down tempo lucid dream synth fest 'Little Fluffy Clouds'. It goes over the people, places, and gear that made the cult classic track in the words of Alex Paterson, one of the groups founding members. Here's an excerpt:
"For 'Little Fluffy Clouds', we used an Roland S-750 sampler. It felt like I'd come up a level from when I did 'A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld' with Jimmy Cauty from The KLF, because a lot of the samples on that track weren't cleared. For 'Little Fluffy Clouds', we managed to get Rickie Lee Jones' vocal sample approved because it was a spoken word section rather than being taken from a song.
The bloke who asked, 'What were the skies like when you were young?' was LeVar Burton, who played Geordi La Forge from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'. I'm a massive 'Next Generation' fan. For him to help me out with a song, that's pretty fucking cosmic.
And here's the track:
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