The Orb virtually invented the electronic genre known as ambient house, resurrecting slower... ...more soulful rhythms and providing a soundtrack for early-morning ravers once the clubs closed their doors. Now they invite you to join them to sit back, relax, and drift into 'The Dream'. It's been a busy year for the orb, recording the album, playing Bestival, and seeing the seminal number 1 album, UFOrb getting a re-release. 'The Dream' sees Alex Paterson and Youth at their blessed, and melodious best. Their history speaks volumes, and the future is certainly bright The Dream was created without pressure from record companies or the studio. As with previous albums, the basic Orb nucleus is joined by guest singers and players, including System 7's Steve Hillage, who goes back to the earliest recordings, Battersea toaster-singer Eric Walker aka The Corpral and vocalists Aki Omori (the Japanese singer who appeared on 2001's Cydonia), singer Andy Caine from the W.A.U.! days, and renowned soulstress Juliet Roberts who, according to Alex, is 'the cherry on the cream on the gateau on the bed of Smarties.' And who says dreams don't come true?