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William Orbit — Time to get Wize
Album: Strange Cargo III
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6.4

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Total ratings: 496









Released: 1993
Length: 3:56
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Only 6.4 average?
William Orbit was always way ahead of his time. This was a better choice than my Massive Attack request. Cheers
Tom Waits before the cigarettes, booze and Bukowski spiritual takeover...

I wonder if Waits has ever done any Bukowski PO ems set to some smokey jazz.... That could be very good.

 
 stunix wrote:
eeeek, my bookmarks have messed up again, cause this dosnt sound like RP.
 
RP has a "sound"? I thought RP just plays good stuff you don't get to hear much anywhere else...silly me.
William Orbit, The Orb, Orbital.....are you seeing a theme here? That's right, wonderful music and very good times.
 rjewyo wrote:
Sounds like Ton Loc??
 
It does, but apparently it's not. Haven't heard this or TL in a while. 
eeeek, my bookmarks have messed up again, cause this dosnt sound like RP.
 Cynaera wrote:
At the risk of sounding cliché, this has a really good groove to it. I like it. (My slob-disclaimer is:  I'm running a fever, so stuff just comes out uncensored.) I think William Orbit has a weird name, but it's catchy enough to make me not just write him off  He's got some pretty kewl music - I hope I get to hear more of it so I can make an educated decision regarding what to purchase when I make my first million on my book.
 
meds are good....keep taking the meds
{#Sleep}
Great stuff....I like the post from Bone....hahaha. 
Moe

OH! A WIZE GUY, EH?!?!?
 Nerubo wrote:

Or like the music in Spyro the Dragon games.  There's a reason for that: Stewart Copeland (of the Police) did the music for most of those games, and according to another poster, is one of the main samples here.
 


I knew I recognized it!
At the risk of sounding cliché, this has a really good groove to it. I like it. (My slob-disclaimer is:  I'm running a fever, so stuff just comes out uncensored.) I think William Orbit has a weird name, but it's catchy enough to make me not just write him off  He's got some pretty kewl music - I hope I get to hear more of it so I can make an educated decision regarding what to purchase when I make my first million on my book.
 baltimorelovejoy wrote:
Foot tappingly sweet. Sounds like a level in Sonic the Hedgehog!
 
Or like the music in Spyro the Dragon games.  There's a reason for that: Stewart Copeland (of the Police) did the music for most of those games, and according to another poster, is one of the main samples here.
 rjewyo wrote:
Sounds like Ton Loc??
 
It's Divine Bashim.

Sounds like Ton Loc??
{#Sunny}
I've not heard this in yonks and it's lush -  Reminds me of the Phoenix Festvial with my best friend, at the end of the set william orbit so in the throws of the music, chucked his bass guitar into the audience and it hit my poor friend square on the forehead!  Orbit was horrified and ran into the audience to mop up the blood himself. 

Well, I like the photo from the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland on the cover.

Otherwise, it's not quite as good as all the people he sampled to "create" this.

Translated version especially for lonestar:

Well yo I like the photo from the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland on the cover.

Otherwise yo it's not quite as good as all the people he sampled to "create" this.

 

Was one of the members of Torch Song, that made a great album, that NEVER resurfaced on CD, shame!
Faithless was still teething when this guy was pioneering electronic tunes with a number of albums, probably well over 100 remixes from the looks and his own label. If anything sounds Faithless, it's probably Faithless using tracing paper on Orbits shadow. While Insomnia was a pretty nice track for a month or so, I never heard anything fresh out of Faithless again.

Orbit on the other hand seems to be a much smaller version of Eno... he just touches things and they sound better. I hope he keeps busy!
BYE!     {#Confused}  


I LOVE William Orbit...
Sounds like Faithless.
This is a mix using the Stewart Copeland music from "Rumble Fish"...love that movie

 gpvos wrote:
What's this doing on the radio? {#Frown}
 
Jammin'... :)
Sounds like Ludacris. Which IMHO is a damn good thing!
 baltimorelovejoy wrote:
Foot tappingly sweet. Sounds like a level in Sonic the Hedgehog!
 
{#Lol} This is a pretty fun track with stacks of influences and samples. I love the Jean-Michel Jarre sample in the background. Thanks to RP for introducing me to Mr Orbit, who really is very interesting indeed. His website is quite neat, too, with lots of tracks and a nice fish on the front :o). 8 from the Nottingham jury.

wise chips
 ROSSinDETROIT wrote:
William Orbit = Genius.  His CD of 20th century classical music is absolutely sublime.
 
I found that particular CD a little flat.  Perhaps my expectations were too high.  He does do a nice job on Barber's "Adagio for Strings", though.

I keep hearing the lyrics "wanna spend some time, love. Wanna spend some with me, Cause I know that you'll find love, I will possess your heart".  Death Cab for Cutie?
What's this doing on the radio? {#Frown}
This is why I listen to RP!

More W.O., please...



Time’s a very funny thing.

Personal Midget/Cain's Ballroom from that film score by Stewart Copeland. Stan Ridgeway and Copeland's "Don't Box Me In" is a pretty cool tune if you are into that genre

Memorable Quote: Father (played by Dennis Hopper): No, your mother... is not crazy. And neither, contrary to popular belief, is your brother (Motorcycle Boy, played by Mickey Rourke) crazy. He's merely miscast in a play. He was born in the wrong era, on the wrong side of the river... With the ability to be able to do anything that he wants to do and... findin' nothin' that he wants to do. I mean nothing.  

Father: Every now and then, a person comes along, has a different view of the world than does the usual person. It doesn't make them crazy. I mean... an acute perception, man... that doesn't, that doesn't make you crazy.  

Benny (played by Tom Waits): Time is a funny thing. Time is a very peculiar item. You see when you're young, you're a kid, you got time, you got nothing but time. Throw away a couple of years, a couple of years there... it doesn't matter. You know. The older you get you say, "Jesus, how much I got? I got thirty-five summers left." Think about it. Thirty-five summers. 


Brilliant usage in What The Bleep Do We Know?
I actually hear Michael Franti's voice. . .hmm.

Good late night, drinking a beer tone though.
William Orbit = Genius.  His CD of 20th century classical music is absolutely sublime.
This guy's rap was definitely influenced by Tone Loc - sound a LOT like him.  I dig it.

Foot tappingly sweet. Sounds like a level in Sonic the Hedgehog!
designerGirl wrote:
William can do no wrong.
Agreed! It's nice to hear something besides "Water on a Vine Leaf" with Beth Orton (though I love that song). More Orbit, please!
designerGirl wrote:
William can do no wrong.
Agree. I'm bobbin' my head, hey, nice groove--who is this? Orbit? Okay, no surprise there.
blimey - haven't heard this for ages - great memories...
William can do no wrong.
Puts me in orbit ..
Interesting, different, I like it! :yes:
Haven't heard this song in a long time. Love it. But, didn't Kenny Kravitz do a version of this as well?
Yello goes Raggae...? :confused:
cc_rider wrote:
I really like it. The vocals sound like a famous rapper, but I can't quite place it.
Sounds to me like Maxi Jazz from Faithless.
Lonestar wrote:
Any lyrics that use ‘Yo' in place of a comma lose all credibility.
:lol: :yes:
I really like it. The vocals sound like a famous rapper, but I can't quite place it. I like the socially conscious aspect of the lyrics, especially with the current mania over rap lyrics. c. edit: Tone Loc, that's it. Ain't exactly 'Funky Col' Medina' though. All those dis'ing rappers for using slang like 'yo' and 'wize' are forgetting musicians and lyricists have been taking, uh, liberties with language forever. 'Bop bop aloo bop sham bam boom' is one example, and no one has YET figured out what or who Steve Miller's 'pompatus of love' is. I'm only defending rap's style, not much of its content. Thankfully Bill doesn't play THAT sort of rap. This is kind of cool though. c.
Lonestar wrote:
Any lyrics that use ‘Yo' in place of a comma lose all credibility.
Lose the vocals...
Any lyrics that use ‘Yo' in place of a comma lose all credibility.
This is William Orbit?I thought he was someone else. Maybe DJ Tesla? Oh well. I thought I hated him. Damn I'm narrow minded.
Agreed. Orbit's best creations are his instrumental arrangements. The vocals just distract the listener from the real music... kazuma wrote:
Love the instrumentation; can do without the vocal bit.
What the bleep? :jump:
Love the instrumentation; can do without the vocal bit.
Funny, I just commented to another guy that this sounds like Tone Loc, and logged in to RP. I see I am not alone!! Pretty nice groove, though.
Wonderful groove....nice and easy.
quite enjoyable even after 12 years.
appst89 wrote:
Sounds like Tone Loc.
Divine Bashim
TOTALLY AGREE appst89 wrote:
Sounds like Tone Loc.
This track was also featured on Orbit's "Best of Strange Cargos", which is an all around good listen.
I like this song because it reminds me of that excellent movie "What the Bleep do we know?". It was featured near the beginning of the movie.
I loved the way you did the intro on this one Bill!
not bad... I don't know if I really love it yet...
SuperWeh wrote:
I think it is merkin
Almost a year later I am going to plagerize Trust O'City: oh gawd, how droll A merkin is a pubic wig. And the name of the President in Dr. Strangelove: Muffly Merkin.
I really like this...and I thought it was Tone Loc, too.
this is stewart copeland all the way! wonder if got royalties for any of that song...
appst89 wrote:
Sounds like Tone Loc.
Exactly what I was going to write.
Pipes wrote:
What exactly is "wize"? What language is that? :ask:
I think it is merkin
tammaye wrote:
:curtain: well, you are from Utah... let's start there.
Meaning what?
tammaye wrote:
what does one call this genre? i must know so i can have more, please.
Trip-hop maybe. Reminds me of MC 900 Ft Jesus
moomatz wrote:
The best of it's genre. Hands down. The mood and style has been duplicated many times after.
what does one call this genre? i must know so i can have more, please.
Pipes wrote:
What exactly is "wize"? What language is that? :ask:
:curtain: well, you are from Utah... let's start there.
piano/keyboard (make that guitar at the end too) sounds a bit like Stewart Copeland's work
moomatz wrote:
The best of it's genre. Hands down. The mood and style has been duplicated many times after.
agree. anyone know what the rest of the cd is like?
appst89 wrote:
Sounds like Tone Loc.
a wild funky cold thing...
The best of it's genre. Hands down. The mood and style has been duplicated many times after.
Pipes wrote:
What exactly is "wize"? What language is that? :ask:
oh gawd, how droll
Lots of good trance music today. Thanks, RP.
spieler wrote:
I became intrigued enough by the song to look here for more info and agree with you. Googled him now. The voice belongs to Divine Bashim. William Orbit is mostly a producer, he did Madonna's 'Ray of Light' album, Blur, etc.
Thanks for the research, speiler. Times like this I know my taste is askew. It's rated a 6 and I like this a LOT!
appst89 wrote:
Sounds like Tone Loc.
I became intrigued enough by the song to look here for more info and agree with you. Googled him now. The voice belongs to Divine Bashim. William Orbit is mostly a producer, he did Madonna's 'Ray of Light' album, Blur, etc. https://www.williamorbit.com/lo/index.html
appst89 wrote:
Sounds like Tone Loc.
I was just thinking that...
:roflol: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :roflol: oh yeah!!!
What exactly is "wize"? What language is that? :ask:
More...more...more....
Sounds like Tone Loc.
nevermind