'The dreamy Optical Illusions washes over you in gorgeously drowsy electronic waves ... Orbit has no need to reinvent the wheel - this has become his sound, and once again it's irresistible.' Mojo
'It swings between nineties retro-dance and more considered, meaty fare.' Hi-Fi World
My Oracle Lives Uptown, follows his last solo album, 2006's Hello Waveforms. 'This is more of a party record than the previous ones,' says William Orbit of his new album. 'It's not a serious, po-faced record, it's not ambient - although it has its ambient moments. One of the things about being eclectic is that people don't know what they are going to get. But I would say that it's upbeat with a bit of glitter on it.'
Although My Oracle Lives Uptown is probably William Orbit's most immediate album, it's so subtly layered that it only reveals itself fully after a number of plays. And like his other solo albums, it will surely be resistant to the ageing process. His vision is idiosyncratic and original enough to not to have to try to play catch-up with anyone else, which gives his music a curiously timeless feel.
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