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The Orb documentary to be premiered in Manchester

'Lunar Orbit' will get its first screening at next month's film festival

2016 Feb 15     
2 Bit Thugs

The film follows Messrs Paterson and Fehlmann during the making of last year's 'Moonbuilding 2703 AD' album

A new documentary about The Orb will be premiered at Manchester Film Festival on 5 March, the day after the release of the duo's new EP Alpine. Entitled Lunar Orbit, the 70-minute film follows Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann as they record Moonbuilding 2703 AD, their 13th and latest album, which came out on Kompakt back in the summer.

Directed by Patrick Buchanan, Lunar Orbit includes talking head contributions from many of The Orb's friends and sometime collaborators, including Youth, Mixmaster Morris, Steve Hillage, Kris Needs and Coldcut's Matt Black, reggae producer Nick Manasseh, schoolfriend and renowned session bassist Guy Pratt, ex-NME journalist Helen Mead and others.

You can watch a short trailer below. To buy tickets for the premiere, click here.





Tags: The Orb, Alex Paterson, Thomas Fehlmann, Youth, Mixmaster Morris, Steve Hillage, Kris Needs, Matt Black, Coldcut, Manasseh, Guy Pratt, Manchester, Manchester Film Festival