Known more for audiophile grade classical, jazz and world music, Linn Records just announced the release of their first Electronica album, 'My Oracle Lives Uptown', by the artist, producer and DJ, William Orbit. This release represents an exciting new partnership between Linn, the world's most lauded record player manufacturer, and William Orbit, a pioneer in the Electronica genre.
When mastering 'My Oracle Lives Uptown' at Abbey Road, William was aware that his full vision for the record might never be heard by the listening public. The original Studio Masters would remain just that: archives in the vaults of the famous studios. His fans would have to be content with the standard CD quality version.
But why would anyone want to listen to it at studio levels of quality? "Many people don't feel the need, 'til they hear it!" tweeted prolific micro-blogger Orbit, eager to let the world hear the Studio Masters in all their glory, but with no sign of an outlet.
Serendipity would have it that Linn were listening, and dropped him a line offering their support. William, who happens to have one of Linn's LP12 turntables amongst his vast collection of audio equipment, was not only excited to have his record available at Studio Master quality, but also trusted Linn with it's release on high quality double 180g vinyl.
William Orbit has been in high demand as a producer and remixer for well over a decade, most famously working with Madonna on her 1998 album Ray Of Light, as well as U2, Blur, Britney Spears, Sugababes, Pink and scores of other artists.
The record and download are available from Linn Record's Website.