This all sounds like a very passable soundtrack from a Star Trek movie, in which they visit Dance Planet.
  • This all sounds like a very passable soundtrack from a Star Trek movie, in which they visit Dance Planet.

Anna Minard, our former city hall reporter, claims to "know nothing about music." For this column, we force her to listen to all the records that music nerds consider important.

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The Orb comprises layers and layers of sounds, caked on one another to make a mood. Like lots of electronic music, it contains disembodied voices, repetitive rhythms and tones, and sounds like it's supposed to make you feel something. (It makes me feel dread and anxiety, which is probably not the intended effect, but oh well.)…

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