Orbital – Rest & Play


EP Review by Mark Bayross

As an accompaniment to Orbital’s WORK 1989-2001 retrospective album, the REST and PLAY EP comes in two parts, both of which feature new track FRENETIC (which also appears on the album) in edited and 12” versions.

The female vocal-led song (an update of KENETIC, originally recorded under the Golden Girls alias) is backed by the David Gray collaboration ILLUMINATE, a new mix of CHIME, and MONORAIL, until now only available as a bonus track on the North American versions of their last album THE ALTOGETHER.

Admittedly, this is really one for die-hard Orbital completists, as it gives you the opportunity to buy WORK’s one exclusive track separately, but as with most of the Hartnolls’ output, it is – David Gray’s dull contribution aside – a quality release.

4 stars