A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld


A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld

Infobox Single
Name = A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld


Artist = The Orb
from Album = The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
B-side = Alternate mixes
Released = 1989
Format = 12", CD
Recorded =
Genre = Ambient house
Length = 19:07
Label = WAU/Mr. Modo Records Big Life
Writer =
Producer = The Orb
Certification =
Chart position = *#78 (UK Singles Chart)
Last single =
This single = "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld" (1990)
Next single = "Little Fluffy Clouds" (1991)

"A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld" is a single by the ambient house group The Orb. It was originally released in October 1989 and made the UK Singles Chart in 1990, peaking at #78. The 'Peel Session' version was also voted into #10 place in John Peel's 1990 Festive Fiftycite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/johnpeel/festive50s/1990s/1990/| title=BBC Radio 1 - Festive Fifty 1990] . In April 1991, it was released on the debut album "The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld". The title is taken from a sound effects track from "Blake's 7" on "BBC Sound Effects No. 26 - Sci-Fi Sound Effects" titled "The Core, A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Brain which Rules from the Centre of Ultraworld".

History

Throughout 1989, The Orb, along with Martin "Youth" Glover, developed the musical genre of ambient house through use of a diverse array of samples and recordings. The culmination of their musical work came when The Orb recorded a session for John Peel on BBC Radio 1. The track, then known as "Loving You", was largely improvisational and featured a wealth of sound effects and samples from science fiction radio plays, nature sounds, and Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You".cite web|work=Allmusic |last=Thompson |first=Dave |accessdate=2006-11-06 |url=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:rh90s34ba39g |title=Peel Sessions Review] For its release as a single on record label Big Life, The Orb changed the title to "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Centre of the Ultraworld". Upon the single's release, Riperton's management forced Big Life to remove the unlicensed Riperton sample, ensuring that only the initial first-week release of the single contained the original vocals of Minnie Riperton; subsequent pressings used vocals from a sound-alike.cite news|work=The Irish Times |last=Boyd |first=Brian |date=1998-10-23 |page=12 |title=Unidentified Flying Orb]

Despite its full running time of 19 minutes, the sample-laden single reached #78 on the UK singles chart.

Tracklisting

12": WAU! Mr.Modo / MWS 17T (UK)

# "Loving You [orbital mix] " (19:07)
# "Loving You [bucket and spade mix] " (5:50)
# "Loving You [why is six scared of seven?] " (5:30)

12": WAU! Mr.Modo / MWS 017R (UK)

# "A Huge Ever Growing Remix (orbital dance mix)" (7:05)
# "A Huge Ever Growing Remix (orbital radio mix)" (3:34)
# "A Huge Ever Growing Remix (aubry mix mk 2)" (8:38)

* Released January 1990

CD: Big Life / BLR 27 OCD (UK)

# "Loving You [orbital mix] " (19:07)

* Called "compactdisc"
* Released June 1990, re-issued March 1994 [BLRDB 27]

CD: Big Life / BLR 27CD (UK)

# "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain... (orbital dance mix)" (8:20)
# "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain... (orbital 9am radio mix)" (3:15)
# "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain... (aubrey mix mk1)" (6:06)

* Labeled as "Jimmy Cauty Remixes"
* "aubrey mix mk1" is an edit of "aubrey mix mk11"
* Called "Compactdisco"
* Released June 1990, re-issued March 1994 [BLRDA 27]

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