Influential British duo Orbital, comprised of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll, made a name for themselves in the ’90s producing rave-centric electronica—songs like "Halcyon" and "Chime." Among other endearing career highlights, in 1994, to protest Britain's infamous rave-squelching Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, Orbital released a four-minute remix of complete silence. Over 20 years since their debut, the duo has paired with Zola Jesus for "New France," the lead single from their forthcoming album, Wonky, their ninth LP and the first since ostensibly breaking up in 2004. "New France" might not carve out much of a place in the group's legacy, ultimately, but it's a reassuring return and makes great use of Zola Jesus' interplanetary yowl. The song is out now on iTunes in the UK, and a remix EP featuring L-Vis 1990, whose contribution is also streaming below, comes out March 19th. Wonky will be released April 1st.
March 05, 2012