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William Orbit returns with Hello Waveforms

William Orbit, Hello Waveforms

Story by Jack Foley

GRAMMY Award-winning writer/producer and contemporary music visionary, William Orbit, returns with his eagerly anticipated new album Hello Waveforms on Sanctuary Records, from February 20.

His first solo release since 2000’s critically acclaimed Pieces In A Modern Style, the album was performed and produced by William.

It promises to be ethereal, ambient, subtle and distinctive in style, fusing strong melodies with electronic synths to produce his definitive signature sound.

Recorded in London and America, the new album features a collection of collaborations and influences.

The track Humming Chorus, for instance, is taken from Madame Butterfly, while Spiral features the Sugababes and Kenna on vocals, and Finley Quaye plays acoustic guitar on the dreamlike Who Owns The Octopus?.

William has also reunited with his former Strange Cargo band member Laurie Mayer, who plays piano and synthesiser on Surfin and provides vocals on the tracks Bubble Universe and Who Owns The Octopus?.

An artist who individually determined the new age of modern mixer/producer credibility, William’s most high profile projects to date include his contribution to Madonna’s Ray of Light album – on which he produced, co-wrote and performed -U2’s Electrical Storm, Blur’s 13 and his smash-hit single, Barber’s Adagio For Strings.

In 2001 he performed as part of Barbican’s celebrated Elektronik Festival.

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