Orbital have announced details of their upcoming new album 30 Something and released new single Where Is It Going? (Feat. Stephen Hawking). Listen/pre-order the album here.

Out July 15 on double CD, quadruple LP boxset and digital formats, 30 Something acts as a Best Of from brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll. 

The pandemic meant that Orbital missed their actual 30th anniversary, but it gave the pair pause to think and find a way to celebrate their past that was actually about the future. Unlike other Best Of’s, the 30 Something contains reworks, remakes, remixes and re-imaginings of landmark Orbital tracks based on the duo’s live show.

The album involves Orbital-inspired artists and DJs, including Joris Voorn, Dusky, Jon Tejada, Yotto and David Holmes, who reworks the track Belfast.

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Where Is It Going? (Feat. Stephen Hawking) is a new mix of their collaboration with the late physicist from the 2012 London Paralympics Opening Ceremony. The ceremony’s organisers had asked Orbital for music to accompany a section in which Hawking, who passed away in 2018, would celebrate the Large Hadron Collider.

Comment Orbital: “This is our special Paralympic version of Where Is It Going?, featuring the fantastic Stephen Hawking. He’s tackling the big question of the unification of physics and the understanding of a theory of everything. We’re not there yet, we can’t even find a unification socially as a species but hopefully one day we will find out where we are going…”

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ORBITAL – 30 SOMETHING, TRACK LISTINGS:

Quadruple Vinyl Boxset:

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A1. Smiley

A2. Satan (30 Something Years Later Mix)

 

B1. Where Is It Going (feat. Stephen Hawking)

B2. Impact (30 Years Later And The Earth Is Still Burning Mix)

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C1. Chime (30 Something Years Later Mix)

C2. Halcyon (30 Something Years Later Mix)

 

D1. The Box (30 Something Years Later Mix)

D2. Belfast (30 Something Years Later Mix)

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E1. The Girl with the Sun in Her Head (Floex Remix)

E2. Belfast (David Holmes Remix)

 

F1. Halcyon & On (Jon Hopkins Remix)

F2. Chime (Eli Brown Remix)

 

G1. Impact (John Tejada Remix)

G2. Are We Here? (Dusky Remix)

 

H1. Belfast (ANNA Techno Remix)

H2. The Box (Joris Voorn Remix)

H3. Are We Here? (Shanti Celeste Remix)

 

Double CD:

CD1

1. Smiley

2. Acid Horse

3. Where Is It Going? (feat. Stephen Hawking)

4. Impact (30 Years Later And The Earth Is Still Burning Mix)

5. Satan (30 Something Years Later Mix)

6. Chime (30 Something Years Later Mix)

7. Halcyon (30 Something Years Later Mix)

8. Belfast (30 Something Years Later Mix)

9. The Box (30 Something Years Later Mix)

10. Are We Here? (Dusky Remix)

11. The Girl with the Sun in Her Head (Floex Remix)

12. Halcyon & On (Logic 1000 Mix)

 

CD2

1. Belfast (ANNA Techno Remix)

2. Impact (John Tejada Remix)

3. Chime (Octave One Remix)

4. Halcyon & On (Jon Hopkins Remix)

5. Are We Here? (Shanti Celeste Remix)

6. Belfast (Yotto Remix)

7. The Box (Joris Voorn Remix)

8. The Girl with the Sun in Her Head (Lone Remix)

9. Impact – Rich NxT Remix (Edit)

10. Chime (Eli Brown Remix)

11. Belfast (David Holmes Remix)

ORBITAL LIVE, SUMMER 2022

Jun 12               Beyond The Pale Festival – Wicklow, Ireland

June 18             Another Day Festival, Live At The Marquee – Cork, Ireland

July 12               Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival – Stirling

July 23               Kaleidoscope Festival, Alexandra Palace – London

August 19          Stowaway Festival, Stowe – Bucks

August 27          Moovin Festival – Stockport

August 28          Solfest – Cumbria

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