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Andy Hughes of Orb
« on: June 24, 2009, 05:36:27 AM »
Saw this on the ambient listserv at hyperreal:

The following press release was forwarded to us by The Orbís US agency, WME Entertainment.
 
ELECTRONIC MUSIC ENGINEER/PRODUCER GENIUS
ANDY HUGHES OF THE ORB SADLY PASSES AWAY ON FRIDAY 12TH JUNE 2009
 
Andy Hughes, electronic music producer/DJ who was born 11th November 1965
and, and who lived and grew up in Harrow, Middlesex, tragically passed
away on Friday 12th June 2009 after a short illness.Andy was a genius who
gave so much inspiration and passion to all with his incredible work. He
was loved by many aficionados of the trance/ambient genre, but will be
especially remembered for his work with Alex Paterson and The Orb, most
notably the album Orblivion and single Toxygene, which reached number 4 in
the UK charts in 1997. Together with his musical partners Alex Patterson
and former members Kris Weston, Simon Phillips and Thomas Fehlmann
together with Nick Burton of Westworld fame. Andy created electronic and
ambient/techno/house/dub masterpieces. These took him across the globe
where he played to masses of fans in countries including the USA, Japan
and Canada as well as a sell out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1998.
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Re: Andy Hughes of Orb
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 08:03:34 AM »
!!!
WOW. damn. Well, that explains why their US tour was postponed.
RIP Andy.
 :'(

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Re: Andy Hughes of Orb
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 09:11:46 AM »
That's a real sad deal.  The guy was younger than me!  I have to admit I haven't listened to The Orb much at all in the past decade but when I first got into the ambient/electronica scene, when Instinct and Silent labels were a big deal, The Orb was one of the coolest things going. 
RIP indeed.
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Re: Andy Hughes of Orb
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 06:13:18 PM »
The Orb probably turned more (young) people on to electronic music than most other groups combined.

RIP.