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    The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds

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    The Orb are an English electronic music group known for popularising chill out music in the 1990s and spawning the genre of ambient house. Founded in 1988 by Alex Paterson and KLF member Jimmy Cauty, The Orb began as ambient and dub DJs in London. Their early performances were inspired by ambient and electronic artists of the 1970s and 1980s, most notably Brian Eno and Kraftwerk. Because of their "trippy" sound, The Orb developed a cult following among clubbers "coming down" from drug-induced highs.The Orb has maintained their drug-related and science fiction themes despite personnel changes including the departure of Cauty and other Orb members Kris Weston, Simon Phillips, and Andy Hughes. Paterson has been the only permanent member, continuing to work as The Orb with the Swiss-German producer Thomas Fehlmann and later with Martin "Youth" Glover and Tim Bran of Dreadzone.
    Background information
    Origin England
    Genre(s) Ambient house
    Ambient
    Ambient techno
    Dub
    Chill out
    IDM
    Years active 1988–present
    Label(s) Big Life
    Island
    Badorb.com
    Kompakt
    Associated acts
    The KLF
    Space
    Sun Electric
    System 7
    FFWD
    Youth
    Transit Kings
    Members
    Alex Paterson
    Thomas Fehlmann
    Former members
    Jimmy Cauty
    Kris Weston
    Andy Hughes
    Simon Phillips