Photo by Debi Del Grande
Last summer, British electronic duo Orbital announced they’d be disbanding for good. Since then, Paul Hartnoll has forged on with his own solo material under the moniker 8:58. This week marks the release of his self-titled debut album, which features contributions from The Cure’s Robert Smith and actor Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later, Batman Begins). According to Hartnoll, the LP is said to be somewhat of a continuation of where Orbital left off.
The full 8:58 album is streaming below, including Hartnoll and Smith’s collaborative track “Please”. A flashy, club-ready number, it oddly enough makes great use of The Cure frontman’s eerily spellbinding croon.