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Orbital ‘stops working’, Paul Hartnoll goes on solo

By | Published on Wednesday 22 October 2014


Brit dance machine Orbital has “stopped working” for its co-creators Phil and Paul Hartnoll, who’ve decided to log off from the project (again) and move on to projects new. So basically, the Orbital bros have split. Again.

This is ‘again’ in light of the Hartnolls’ first split back in 2004, after which they reconciled in 2012 in time to appear at the Paralympics Opening Ceremony, and to release an LP in ‘Wonky’.

And whilst it’s all over (for now) Orbital-wise, Paul Hartnoll is going to release a solo record titled ‘8:58’, this via ACP Recordings on 16 Feb 2015, and is also going off on a solo tour (also in Feb 2015) of the UK, listings for which are on this page.

The video to ‘8:58’ title track ‘8:58’, which is downloadable at no cost via the same link as above, features actor Cillian Murphy speaking as his mind ticking over the notion of time, as seen/heard here: