William Orbit’s Pieces In A Modern Style 2

William Orbit’s original Pieces In A Modern Style, which featured synthed-up arrangements of popular classical works, was a rare switched-on album that brought something new to the genre.

And Ferry Corsten’s trance remix of Orbit’s Adagio for Strings arrangement was transformational – reimagining the somber piece as an upbeat dance track. Sacrilege!

Now Orbit is returning to the classics, with Pieces In A Modern Style 2. It’s an ambitious two disc set, featuring works Grieg, Faure, Bach, Tchaikovsky and others.

Here’s a preview of Orbit’s Pieces In A Modern Style 2:

If you’ve got Pieces In A Modern Style 2, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!

Tracklist:

Disc 1:

  1. Aquarium (Saint-Saens)
  2. Nimrod (Elgar)
  3. Alto giove (Porpora)
  4. Peer Gynt (Grieg)
  5. Arioso (Bach)
  6. Lark (Vaughan Williams)
  7. Sonnambula (Bellini)
  8. Paradisum (Faure)
  9. Pavane (Faure)
  10. Clavier (Bach)
  11. Babbino (Puccini)
  12. Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky)

Disc: 2:

  • Nimrod (Jakwob Remix)
  • Carmen
  • Aquarium Remix
  • Prelude
  • Lark (John Digweed and Nick Muir Remix)
  • Lark (Alex Metric Remix)
  • Lark (Rockdaworld Remix)
  • Clavier (Ferry Corsten Remix)
  • Nimrod (Timo Maas Remix)
  • Nisi Dominus
  • Nesciens Mater 1
  • Nesciens Mater 2
  • Stabat Mater 3:54
  • Swan Lake (Rico’s Variation)

8 thoughts on “William Orbit’s Pieces In A Modern Style 2

  1. The things you mentioned + using a joystick to select Ableton clips + the dumbass desktop wallpaper (on a CRT monitor?!) + the disgusting hovel + shitty generic music. This is a perfect video for preventing further sales of the Spectralis!

  2. Ouch! You guys are brutal – If it helps, nobody takes to me right away, but I am quite cool, I can assure you. Manfred Mann and Michael Jackson are "generic"?
    You should check my other videos so you get a better idea as to what is actually going on. This is not the normal setting for this thing – There were issues getting it to follow the MIDI clock from the X Station, so I had it listening to a Beat Extractor for a few hours and it seemed to follow it, but I still need a decent MIDI clock device that will take the clock signal from the laptop (Ableton) and send out a good, solid MIDI signal, so if you want to direct any criticism in that direction, please do so. The problem is in the X Station. It does something to the MIDI clock signal from Ableton that the Spectralis won't recognize totally.

  3. Where I come from the D-Bag title is generally reserved for those who make major judgement call about people they don't know from Adam, and as far as smoking around the Spectralis goes: The guy who invented the thing smokes like a train in his studio as well, and if I want tot smoke around all $35,000.00 worth of my gear or use it as a boat anchor, I will do what I want with it. I'll leave the world of being told how to live one's life according to others… to others.

  4. Where I come from the D-Bag title is generally reserved for those who make major judgement
    calls about people they don't know from Adam, and as far as smoking around the Spectralis goes:
    The guy who invented the thing smokes like a train in his studio as well, and if I want to smoke
    around all $35,000.00 worth of my gear or use it as a boat anchor, I will do what I want with it.
    I'll leave the world of being told how to live one's life according to others… to others.

  5. Hey its a good start ,you no, but the arp uhh!,break it all down and and start EDITING with the MODULATION SEQUENCER AND MUTES AND
    ON THE RADIKAL

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