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Limited Edition Transparent Blue Vinyl
Abolition of the Royal Familia is 17th album from Alex Paterson and his rotating roster of collaborative cohorts. It forms part two of of pair, and a continuation No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds. It’s also the first with Paterson and Michael Rendall as main writing partners, with Rendall having risen-up-the-ranks from a member of The Orb’s touring band. The album features guest turns from Youth, Roger Eno, Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, and a whole lot more.
The album is inspired by and in retrospective protest of the royal family’s historical endorsement of the East India Company’s opium trade, which was hugely damaging to India and caused two wars with China in the 18th and 19th centuries. Humour, samples, deep ambience, cerebral throbbing dub, classic house, the white island, hip hop, psych and heartbreakingly beautiful contemporary composition together with, perhaps less expectedly, a proudly pop element.
Hawk Kings is a tribute to Steven Hawking, who told Paterson that he used to listen to The Orb when they met at a lecture. Paterson describes the track as “monster of a tune, in a similar mood to Assassin and Toxygene.
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1. Daze – Missing & Messed Up Mix
2. House of Narcotics – Opium Wars Mix
3. Hawk Kings – Oseberg Buddhas Buttonhole
4. Honey Moonies – Brain Washed at Area 49 Mix
5. Pervitin – Empire Culling & The Hemlock Stone Version
6. Afros, Afghans and Angels – Helgö Treasure Chest
7. Shape Shifters (in two parts) – Coffee & Ghost Train Mix
8. Say Cheese – Siberian Tiger Cookie Mix
9. Ital Orb – Too Blessed To Be Stressed Mix
10. The Queen of Hearts – Princess Of Clubs Mix
11. The Weekend it Rained Forever – Oseberg Buddha Mix (The Ravens Have Left The Tower)
12. Slave Till U Die No Matter What U Buy – L’anse Aux Meadows Mix
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