William Orbit

William Orbit

English musician, composer and record producer
Ambient pioneer, studio master, and popular dance remixer whose solo work includes his Strange Cargo and Pieces in a Modern Style series.
BornDecember 15, 1956
HometownShoreditch, United Kingdom
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  • The chill-out rooms of rave culture would have felt empty without Beth Orton, who has been an intriguing flavour in British music since the early 1990s. Her distinctive, fragile voice provided lyrical motifs (sometimes spoken, sometimes half-sung) on tracks by ambient techno pioneer William Orbit, big beat powerhouse The Chemical Brothers and acid jazz trio Red Snapper.

Albums

Odyssey
Odyssey
2009
Water from a Vine Leaf EP
Water from a Vine Leaf EP
1994
Strange Cargo 3
Strange Cargo 3
1993
Strange Cargo 2
Strange Cargo 2
1990
Strange Cargo
Strange Cargo
1987
Painter
Painter
2022
Planet Sunrise
Planet Sunrise
2022
Bank of Wildflowers
Bank of Wildflowers
2022
Colours Colliding
Colours Colliding
2022
Nimrod
Nimrod
2012
Pieces in a Modern Style, Vol. 2
Pieces in a Modern Style, Vol. 2
2010
My Oracle Lives Uptown
My Oracle Lives Uptown
2009
Hello Waveforms
Hello Waveforms
2006
Ravel's Pavane Pour une Infante Defunte [UK CD Single]
Ravel's Pavane Pour une Infante Defunte [UK CD Single]
2000
Strange Cargo 1, 2 & 3
Strange Cargo 1, 2 & 3
2000
Barber's Adagio for Strings [WEA Germany]
Barber's Adagio for Strings [WEA Germany]
2000
Pieces in a Modern Style
Pieces in a Modern Style
2000
Barber's Adagio for Strings [WEA UK]
Barber's Adagio for Strings [WEA UK]
2000
Best of Strange Cargos
Best of Strange Cargos
1996