Kizza - Did you enjoy Glastonbury?
Orbital Yes...it was pretty scary but very enjoyable
Karl - How long will it be until you retire?
Orbital When I die
an fhomhair - is there going to be a yiddish version of 'autumn'....??!!
why not - you've done irish and spanish!!
Orbital Well, who knows...you;ve sown the seed
Gruntman - What's this thing that you're doing at Edinburgh
Orbital It's a big gig just below the castle outside...still
soirting out who else is going to play...could involve bagpipes,
or lots of different things
AX321 - Hello Paul, greetings from fans in Vilnus the capital
of Lithuani. My question is will you perhaps soon visit Lithuania
and play here?
Orbital Not as far as I know...it's all down to whetrher
we get invited to places
Benny - Have you ever thought about getting an official website
done, with news, merchandise, downloads and Orbital music mixing
Orbital Well, there's loopz site, which is about as official
as it gets annd it has aplenty of the things you ask for there.
slut bank - did you appreciate REM using ARPs on new adventures?
Orbital I had no idea that they did
Benjamin - Did you know whilst you were playing at Glastonbury
that the sound quality was so bad?
Orbital It depended where you were standing, but Fests
in this country can be pretty riubbish for sound due tro sound
John Forefield - Any plans to do the Royal Albert Hall again?
Stef - What piece of fruit would you have thrown at Keanu
Orbital Star fruit
Manders - What's your favourite piece of equipment that you
use on stage?
Orbital Benson And Hedges
Andy Clayton - Where do you see yourself and orbital in twenty
years time ? By the way - do a remix package of chime for the
Orbital There were quite a few in the past...I suppose
in 20 years time I'll be doing film soundtracks...hopefully
Ant - Did you put the cow on stage that I saw someone give
you at the signing tent at Glaso?
Orbital We certainly did...right in the middle of the
mixing desk...and it'll remain for the American tour as well
Stef - What do you think of Cornelius who played with you
at the Queen Elizabeth hall a few months back?
Orbital I enjoyed it...a good laugh
Rob - Do you plan to do a US tour all by yourself in the future?
Orbital All by ourselves? Without support? What do you
Mark - Great gig at glastonbury Paul. Where you annoyed by
all the distrations ? That boat was a bit out of order.
Orbital I missed the boat (ooooh-Ed) The monitors didn't
work for the first 3 tracsk, but we got over that pretty quickly.
Manders - What does your other brother do?
Orbital Dr Gary Hartnoll, BA, MD
bob - where is the most unusual place you have had a wank,
and didl you use the experience creatively?
Peter - Hows the guitar playing going? will it affect future
directions for you?
Orbital It's going badly but I enjoy it all the same..
I did play the guitar on New Style
Jimbo - Do you prefer the single or album version of The Box?
I thought the single (with that mad medieval sounding breakdown
bit was fantastic) - should have been on the album
Orbital I like them both...couldn't pick a fave...it'd
be like picking one of yer children
SaucyJack - Have you heard the Pepe deluxe album ?
Stef - Was the CYRUS trailer at Glastonbury the same one that
you used for The Girl With The Sun In Her Head?
Orbital I believe so, yes.
Mark - I'd love to hear a collaboration between Orbital &
Mike Paradinas ... could that ever happen?
Orbital It could...no plans for it.
oliver - are you excited about the community srevice tour
and what will you be playing? any old stuff as well as the new
stuff? and will you do the two new songs that you've been reported
to have recorded?
Orbital No to 2 new songs (not finished yet)...yes, I'm
excited about the tour...pplaying, well you'll just have to wait
Jimbo - My ex-flatmate wrote to you many years ago asking
for advice about equipment etc... Your (9 page handwritten) reply
was very touching and I would just like to thank you on his behalf
and several years later!
Orbital Did he| (or her) find it useful?
Frank Syntax - what do you think of The Beta Band?
Orbital Haven't really heard them but hear lots of good
Ant - What was the last record you bought, and was it any
Orbital I buy thousands all the time...it was good but
I can't remember what it was.
Jimbo - Very. Although I suspect you were the worse for wear
when you wrote it!
Orbital Thanks a lot
Peter Andre - Would you consider the improvised guitar of
Derek Bailey as any sort of an influence?
Orbital No, because I have no idea who Derek Bailey is
or his improvised guitar
SaucyJack - do you think Gay Dad should be shot ?
Ant - What's your standpoint on glow-sticks?
Orbital Sort of waving them about furiously...particularly
enjoy biting the end off and sprauying it around the room
Jimbo - Having now brown-nosed you (genuinely mind), is there
any chance at all of doing a small interview for my website? You
know, if I contact you some time after this (maybe when you get
back from the States). Oh please, be your best mate, invite you
to my party ....
Orbital Maybe, yeah. talk to Steve Price
slut bank - do you tinker on computers when you'rre not working?
In a room filled with circuit boards and soldering irons?
Orbital No, but I play computer games...taht's about it
Manders - Did you get a chance to see the rocking Corrs set?
Orbital No, only on the telly
Frank Syntax - Blur. good, or not good?
Orbital Not bad at all actually, I enjouyed their new
album. Only heard it once but it sounded good.
frank - do you remember that old rave band n-joi? did you
Orbital Yes I do remember them and I liked bits of them...Adrenaline
was the track I liked.
Dildonics - Where do you buy your pants?
Jimbo - Last question. Steve Price. Who he?
Orbital He runs Loopz (address at the end-ed)
Steinski's lesson3 - Playstation or N64 ?
Manders / Ant / Stef - As 3 Orbital fans in the New Media
business, can we design you an official website (for free) that's
better than the LOOPZ one?
martin hemming - Who makes/designs your trendy glasses/torches
headgear, and are they a neccessity or just a fashion statement?
Orbital They're born from necessity but have become what
they've become...we customised thjem ourselves cos the originals
frank - i've seen the future! any chance of an orbital GREATEST
Orbital Maybe..we keep talking about it. Probably live.
jane - have you ever been arrested and if so for what??
Orbital No. I got away.
Stooshey - i've been a satanic speed freak since 91. keep
up the sounds. do you know where and when you are playing the
edinburgh flux festival?
Orbital If that's the Castle thing, it's Friday 13th of
Nicolas - If I was to book Orbital for a concert for my wedding,
how much would I be looking to pay ?
Orbital Speak to my agent
Violet - Who designs the visual side of your live events?
Orbital Giles Thacker
wiseblood - John Barry or Bernard Herrmann?
Orbital Ennio Morricone
Richard Burke - Digital/Electronic dance music is on the way
out, what are you going to do next?
Orbital Bollocks to that..we don't do dance music, we
do electronic music. I do what I want.
Seano - As an Orbital fan in the wicker business, can i design
you a new magazine rack?
Orbital Yes if it's free
Mark - Why did you put exclusive tracks (format wise) on the
first 2 albums but not the rest?
Orbital Good question...I can reember putting stuff on
the first album but the 2nd album I can't remember anything on
the second. Probably because it's politer to fans NOT to do that
so that they don't have to go out and buy three albums.
Afterglow - Are you planning to do collaboration with a Lad
band singer soon?
Orbital No...leverytime someone says something like that
I think about doing it
wiseblood - Did you ever like 'industrial' electronic stuff
like TG or Cabaret Voltare? I liked Yashar...
Orbital Yeah, Cabaret Voltaire, Severed Heads were my
The Bald Eagle - I am a fellow bald eagle. How do you stand
on syrup of figs (wigs)?
Orbital They're good fun...they frighten babies...but
I wouldn't havce 1 in the house
dog - Have ya got any pets??
Orbital No, but I have amouse that lives on the roof that's
a bit like a pet
Stef - Have you got a personal favourite Orbital track?
Orbital Maybe Chime...jsut because of the sentiment
posie - do ya evva use live drummers in the studio??
Orbital Yeah, the last two albums
tom - if there's one movie that you wish you could have done
the soundtrack for..what is it?
slut bank - how big's your telly?
Orbital Not big enough
weetos - do you normally use the net often?
Orbital Not really
Mark - Who's idea was the halcyon video? It's completely off
it's head. Brilliant.
Orbital That was sort of...us really and a couple of friends
Gunter - Hey ho! Any chance of a live album? Oh, go on.
Danny - As an ex-Sevenoaks boy, what's your favourite pub
Orbital So many to choose from...The Crown in Otford
oliver - is there a chance you might tour w/ underwolrd as
Orbital We talk about it but we nebver get it together...we're
only playing together at Homelands in Dublin
Afterglow - What keyboard did you first start with? Have you
a soft spot for old technology?
Orbital Korg Poly 800
Seano - Are you looking forward to the new Leftfield Album,
and what do you think of the new single?
Orbital I am looking forward to it...I've only heard the
music in the Guiness advert which was brilliant...really simple
but that bassline got mne going
Matt - Will you be doing "Dr. Who" during the U.S. tour? (looking
forward to seeing you in Chicago, Atlanta, and New Orleans)
Orbital Maybe...why spoil surprises...do you want to know
the ending of the Star Wars film as well?
Jimbo - Speaking of pubs, do you still use the Prince George
Orbital Not very often but it's a very good pub
Danny - If you did a TV ad soundtrack, what would be the one
product you'd like to advertise most?
Gray - Were you gutted when you lost a load of data before
the Steve Lamaq show?
Orbital What do you think?
tony - who do you rate on the live circuit these days
Orbital Stereolab, Underworld, Lamb, Plaid, John Barry
Matt - Any chance of releasing some of the early 12" or "The
Visit" on CD?
Orbital The Visit probably not...the early 12s...well,
if you do an NME chat with Pete Tong ask him
Rich and Ray say: - Do you rate the new Plaid album?
Orbital Yeah, it's great
Pazzywazzy - What do you think about Ashley and Maxine getting
Orbital Something will go wrong, I'm convinced of it.
His voice will break or something.
Foe - Do you find Zoe Ball attractive?
Orbital Erm...I used to. I think.
Goddess - I saw you taking a photo of the crowd at Glasto
on Saturday night. Do you do that at all shows or just your faves
and what do you do with the pics?
Orbital I do it if I remember...depends if I got aa camera.
I show the pics to my mum.
LUCA from Italy - do you like anything from the italian dance
Orbital Don't know anything currently
Rich and Ray say: - Why do you chaps never play Belfast live?
Orbital We have done in the past...we can't play them
Gray - Would you ever do a live gig over the internet?
Orbital We have done
slut bank - can either of of you dance?
Orbital Like John Travolta
NME.COM - That's it...Paul is off but check back later for
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