William Orbit

Strange Cargo 2

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Strange Cargo 2 finds Orbit moving (slowly) away from the synth-horn solos and overall sound of new age/contemporary instrumental. Though there's a bit more electronics on this record, he still seems uncommonly fixated with textural touches like Spanish guitar, and the effect is much more Windham Hill than Warp. Still, the Indian fusion pieces "777" and "The Thief & the Spirit" are highlights, with a series of masked vocal samples creating eerie moods.

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