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Orbital — One Perfect Sunrise
Album: Blue Album
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 3210









Released: 2004
Length: 8:41
Plays (last 30 days): 4
(wordless vocals by Lisa Gerrard)
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Future Trance style!
 MM_Prague wrote:

Ah yes, the Spirograph. A 70s childhood mainstay, along with Slinkys and pet rocks :-)



I ALWAYS wanted a slinky.  My brother had one I wasn't allowed to touch.  I finally bought myself one a couple of years ago - It still walks down my stairs occasionally and makes me smile. Growing up is hugely overrated 
 fredriley wrote:
I know that the cover is a 'strange attractor', but it also reminds me of my childhood and the Spirograph craze...

Ah yes, the Spirograph. A 70s childhood mainstay, along with Slinkys and pet rocks :-)

Can we have an hour long version of this, please?
This song’s perfection of eliciting precisely what it says is unworldly. In the darkest of my days this song sings every fabulous sunrise in the 4 billion years of this planet. Lisa Gerard takes the boys’ direction farther higher faster than they could’ve imagined. I hope Orbital and Lisa look back on the creation of this song and our reactions to it with even 1% of the joy. Thank you RP for introducing me to this song. William, great work. 
 kingart wrote:

Bump 8 > 9. Because one test of it is, could I put it on a loop and get further uplifted  while driving at 80 mph on a sunny road through exurbia, rural forest, desert or such, and not get inattentive or bored, and the answer is yes. 



I got that far without leavingy garage...
Shades of Brian Eno? Great piece.
Pretty much a riff on “A twist in my sobriety “ Tanita Tikaram
 miss5tability wrote:

wtf u doing with this gorgeous radio?? putiing shoit techno on the air like this crap ffs


1st and only comment and zero song ratings for missStability.
Certainly adds reference to the comment.
 jp33442 wrote:
Who says god us real??



god "us" real??
2004, was a very good year. 

I got married in a perfect ceremony on the Oregon Coast, and my Native American Friends attended and the whole Family was together again 
I  knew me n my Half Side were together forever and forever 
we still 
dance dance dance.
Bump 8 > 9. Because one test of it is, could I put it on a loop and get further uplifted  while driving at 80 mph on a sunny road through exurbia, rural forest, desert or such, and not get inattentive or bored, and the answer is yes. 
 stevenstarr wrote:

Bills been into my CD collection again. I swear I've never heard this on any radio station , anywhere ever, Yet here it is on RP  Well done ,again   For me    9 



Great comment :)
 Edweirdo wrote:

Apparently He really, really cares about covering up your hair, girls not having an education and wearing particular clothes, as well as people not eating certain foods, so my guess is that He's a bit picky.


Well,to be honest it is all made up nonsense
 keelo wrote:

Fantastic. But No one even mentions Autobahn?


I don't hear Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" in this very much, though I'm sure these guys were very influenced by Kraftwerk - a lot of artists were.
 2Hawks wrote:


I doubt that god really cares about a capital g.

Apparently He really, really cares about covering up your hair, girls not having an education and wearing particular clothes, as well as people not eating certain foods, so my guess is that He's a bit picky.
almost sounds like she sang 'repaid' up front - great after the ending of  'The Wanting Comes in Waves' 
Nowhere near my favourites of their work, but gets an 8 for just being Orbital
 sjccroquet wrote:

You should capitalize the "g" on "God" you ask Him to shut up.

Who says god us real??

 sjccroquet wrote:

You should capitalize the "g" on "God" you ask Him to shut up.



I doubt that god really cares about a capital g.
This song sounds like it should be from Icelandic or at least Scandinavian and not Kent in England!?!
 dwlangham wrote:

holy god shut up already.


You should capitalize the "g" on "God" you ask Him to shut up.

 jonahboo wrote:

ummm, where's the song?


Okay, I like Orbital, but this ^^ is funny.
Lisa Gerard - lifts everyone up… except for that hater down there. everyone else wooohoooo
Cool WFH coding music
Celts Can Dance
First time hearing this.

Yep,  - that works!
wtf u doing with this gorgeous radio?? putiing shoit techno on the air like this crap ffs
It would be so nice to hear Klaus Schulze & Lisa Gerhards live concert here.
Fantastic. But No one even mentions Autobahn?
 On_The_Beach wrote:


I was gonna go with "kinda cool" . . . never mind.   ; )
 
I'm with you on this one.
 miquela75269 wrote:
Lisa Gerard's haunting rendition here reaches into the depths of my psyche, and conjures the beauty and joy of life, and the hope of eternity..... moves me every time I hear it. 
 

I was gonna go with "kinda cool" . . . never mind.   ; )
RP introduced me to this soaring song, as well as “Seven Minutes of Sun” by Lumo. Both started a playlist full of similar RP stuff that simply makes time stop. Thanks Orbital and RP.
ummm, where's the song?
Reminds me of music of Synergy by Larry Fast, specifically ‘Phobos and Diemos go to Mars’
Reminds me a bit of "Song to the Sirens", by This Mortal Coil. 
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
sounds like the Gladiator soundtrack
were they on it?
 
You have good ears. Lisa Gerrard is the same vocalist, although Hans Zimmer is the main Gladiator score composer. 
Bump 8 > 9.  Because it's audio paradise. 
sounds like the Gladiator soundtrack
were they on it?
 FlowerInTheDark wrote:
If you put this on while driving to the grocery store and loop happens to be on you'll find yourself 600 miles from home and wonder how that happened.
 

this is nearly cheesy and formulaic but something always stirs inside me all the same..... great tune for the open road!
Sounds so much a track off of Passion, the Peter Gabriel Last Temptation of Christ soundtrack.  Still good!
When I hear this song, I instantly transport to the best summer of my life in Greece. Just like the nostalgic smell of mown grass, having these particular vibrations hit my ear drums accomplishes the same thing.
My first listen to this music. I like Lisa Gerrard, but this is not her usual context.
I don't usually do reviews but just got a pair of Bose wireless headphones and this could probably be an 11
More Orbital please!
 FlowerInTheDark wrote:
If you put this on while driving to the grocery store and loop happens to be on you'll find yourself 600 miles from home and wonder how that happened.
 

I believe in orbits and sunrises...but nothin  is perfect...
My generation's Woodstock

PLUR
holy god shut up already.
I swear almost anything accompanied by Lisa Gerrard vocals is magical.
Tonight, Matthew, I'll mostly be 'avin a raaaaavvvvvvvve! 
Moved this up to a 9 today... it just takes me there you know?  
Thank you for introducing me to this song. And today it played just as the sky was going from black to purple to deep blue. Absolutely perfect.
 FlowerInTheDark wrote:
If you put this on while driving to the grocery store and loop happens to be on you'll find yourself 600 miles from home and wonder how that happened.
 
But you'll find yourself in a really good mood...


This gets a 10.

Lisa Gerard's haunting rendition here reaches into the depths of my psyche, and conjures the beauty and joy of life, and the hope of eternity..... moves me every time I hear it. 
Not their best effort.
another seriously clubbing chugger from England, I like it, quite mellow. Good for a rooftop lounge 
If you put this on while driving to the grocery store and loop happens to be on you'll find yourself 600 miles from home and wonder how that happened.
Robots almost rock.
3
If you removed everything but the girl it would sound as good, if not better
Superb. Takes your breath away!
A 9 from me, wonderful music conjuring up memories of good times past!
Good evening. Programming a website and had to stop what I was doing to remember past good times. So love listening to Orbital! And R.P.
Atmospheric.
Another nice song I've never heard about before Radio Paradise.    I like RP. :)
 scadawizard wrote:
Perfect song for a perfect spring afternoon.  Thanks Bill

 
...and here I am thinking it's a perfect song for a Friday morning, weekly report generating session...
Thanks Bill!!
{#Sunny}
Perfect song for a perfect spring afternoon.  Thanks Bill
 hschlossberg wrote:

Hmmm... I gave it a 2.  Now I'll need to reconsider as a 1. ;-)  I've already PSD'd away from it so we'll see where I swing next time it comes up.

 
No accounting for taste.....or lack thereof.

Solid NINE!! Orbital and Lisa Gerrard together are tops! Think "Gladiator" sound track; 'Now We Are Free'....The best.....


Bills been into my CD collection again. I swear I've never heard this on any radio station , anywhere ever, Yet here it is on RP  Well done ,again   For me    9 
Love Orbital.. Thanks.
 meauclaire wrote:
tech-NO!  Solid 1

 
Hmmm... I gave it a 2.  Now I'll need to reconsider as a 1. ;-)  I've already PSD'd away from it so we'll see where I swing next time it comes up.
Rates at least an 8 with Lisa Gerrard's angelic voice.
what's this yippie dance thing? 1
7 —> 8

...that might be a bit low :)
loving the vocals {#Daisy}
tech-NO!  Solid 1
fleeing horrific Colin decembercrap I try Beta! Quite nice : )
One for my soporific playlist
Great soundtrack music. Great driving music. An 8 for those. For entertainment or party music, a 6. 
I've just checked the Orbital Audio page 2, and this song does feature Lisa Gerrard. Hers is a voice not easily mistaken...

ok, but still a ripped version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gChOifUJZMc
Thanks for the music mix today - perfect for the first snowy day of winter here in SE B.C.
lance 
The intro to this is sooo beautiful. Is that Lisa Gerrard on vocals? I honestly thought that this was a Dead Can Dance number I'd not heard before. I'm not so keen when it goes up-tempo but it's still enough to make me wish that I was listening to it on a good stereo in a dimly-lit room with jossticks burning and a bottle of wine on the table. 8 from the entranced Nottingham jury.

I know that the cover is a 'strange attractor', but it also reminds me of my childhood and the Spirograph craze...
Not very special but it works. 7 for me.
{#Motor}{#Sunny}
 ziggytrix wrote:

Bubblegum electronica? 

 
That's a perfect description of how I feel about this one, I knew that once I start reading the comments in this page I'll find the right description for my vague feeling of uncomfortability :)

5 -> 4
Will this pretentious droning never end?
 ziggytrix wrote:
This is a nice bit of bubblegum electronica, but if you want something truly great dig back into their catalog and listen to Are We Here? or Nothing Left Parts 1 & 2 (both featuring the lovely vocals of Ms. Alison Goldfrapp).  Also strongly recommended - everything from the album Insides.  For their older stuff Lush, Halcyon, and Impact (and the billion remixes of each) are some of the best tunes early techno and acid house has to offer.

 
Bubblegum electronica?  My serotonin levels must have been down when I wrote that!  This tune is a little dull, but it's still gorgeous! {#Good-vibes}

7 -> 8
Obviously very much inspired on the albums by "Krafwerk"...
Noise.  Awful, awful noise.

Everybody in my churches loves this trance music that features Lisa Gerrard from Dead Can Dance...
 
 sbegf wrote:
cathiedee1 wrote:
Not in the Gladiator...this came out in 2004 and Gladiator came out in 2000

Good catch, but man does it sound the same....sampling maybe?
 

It's Lisa Gerrard doing the vocals and she did do the Gladiator soundtrack 4 years prior to collaborating with Orbital in 2004
 cathiedee1 wrote:


Not in the Gladiator...this came out in 2004 and Gladiator came out in 2000
 
Good catch, but man does it sound the same....sampling maybe?
Love it!  {#Clap}
 ghoffman wrote:
Some of the synthesizer voices remind me of Walter Carlos' works in A Clockwork Orange.
 

Not in the Gladiator...this came out in 2004 and Gladiator came out in 2000
PowerPointing like crazy -perfect creative music.
Thanks Bill!{#Heartkiss} 
{#Sunny}
to long.
Oh Lisa, I'd recognize you anywhere! 9
So cleverly written compiled and played as it takes me one minute to a cathedral then a rave concert ... stirs up all sorts of feelings and moods for me ,, simply amazing.
 radioparadisehead wrote:
Is this in a movie?  It reminds me of the death scene in Gladiator?
 
Thought the same thing instantly.  Voice sounds right...
Some of the synthesizer voices remind me of Walter Carlos' works in A Clockwork Orange.
This sounds like something best absorbed with some fine herb and even better headphones.  
Lush soundscape, just gorgeous! The end part makes my trailer park sound like a new age Epcot center!
radio paradise dot calm
 ziakut wrote:
Influenced by Kraftwerk possibly...but that's about it. Trance like...which I do like.
 
Nah, this is straight out of Vangelis' score for Blade Runner, especially the slower bits with the drum machine dialled down a bit.

 radioparadisehead wrote:
Is this in a movie?  It reminds me of the death scene in Gladiator?

Err, Blade Runner perhaps?

Or is it just me?
 radioparadisehead wrote:
Is this in a movie?  It reminds me of the death scene in Gladiator?
   I just came on here to post the same thing. 


Is this in a movie?  It reminds me of the death scene in Gladiator?
Choon - Love Orbital
Evocative and upbeat. Great chill, dance and driving music.  But I couldn't distinguish them from a hybrid of Tangerine Dream, Afro Celt, movie music, and such. If music like this is going to be heard on RP, bring in the big guns like Jean-Michel Jarre—Oxygene, Chronologie, Magnetic Fields, Zoolookologie, Equinoxe, Rendezvous, and others more recent.  He helped to invent electronica/techno/trance, and long after he began 30+ years ago, his CDs still tower above a lot of the genre. 
 What, huh, trance?

ziakut wrote:
Influenced by Kraftwerk possibly...but that's about it. Trance like...which I do like.
 


Influenced by Kraftwerk possibly...but that's about it. Trance like...which I do like.
 clwguy wrote:
I like the diversity
 
I indeed do see, what you did there.
Boring.
I like the diversity
tedious

 Aural_not_Oral wrote:
Sampling some Kraftwerk ?
 
These guys were certainly influenced by Kraftwerk, but I don't hear any direct samples.  Some of the synth settings have similar sounds to "Autobahn" and some other recordings though.

Good stuff. Trance makes me relax. Maybe the opposite of most. Don't know
this makes my head hurt
Like
Sampling some Kraftwerk ?