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David Gilmour, performing in Poland. © Barbara Ostrowska/PAP/Corbis

Former Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour is one of the
featured guest contributors on The Orb’s upcoming album Metallic

Due out 4 October, the new record from the Brihish electronic pioneers will
also see famed producer and ex-Killing Joke member Martin ‘Youth’ Glover playing
bass and keyboards.

The follow-up to The Orb’s 2009 release Baghdad Batteries and their 10th
album in all, certain sections of Metallic Spheres were recorded in 3D60,
allowing listeners to experience hearing some tracks in three-dimensional sound.
The album will be available for digital download, double LP and double CD.

According to, all of the
royalties from Metallic Spheres will go to support the campaign against the
extradition of Gary McKinnon, the Glasgow-born computer systems administer who
is accused of hacking into US Defense Department computers.

For longtime fans of The Orb, their involvement with Gilmour should come as
no surprise – the group have remixed various Pink Floyd songs over the years
such as Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Obscured By Clouds and Echoes.


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