On April 3 in the U.S. and April 1 everywhere else, UK dance duo Orbital return with their first album in eight years, Wonky. The album features collaborations with Lady Leshurr on the title track, and Zola Jesus’ Nika Rosa Danilova on “New France”.
Mark Pritchard is an electronic music producer and DJ from Sydney, Australia. Born in Yeovil, United Kingdom, he has released music on the labels Warp Records, Hyperdub, Dedicated and Sonar Kollektiv amongst others. He has collaborated and released under numerous monikers since 1992 including Harmonic 313, Africa Hitech (with Steve Spacek), Global Communication (with Tom Middleton), Troubleman, Reload, Link, Harmonic 33 (with Dave Brinkworth), Pulusha (with Kirsty Hawkshaw, formerly of Opus III) and a recent collaboration with Om’mas Keith of Sa-Ra. Pritchard has produced a wide scope of genres with the acclaimed Global Communication album 76:14 of 1994 – which was included in The Guardian’s list of “1000 albums to hear before you die” – a foray into downtempo, ambient electronica, in contrast to the 2008 release as Harmonic 313′s When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence on Warp Records that features Detroit hip-hop influenced electronica.
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