‘Little Fluffy Clouds’, the enduring signature track by electronica dons The Orb, has been given a dubby twist by its composers.
The Orb have produced a new version of the 1990 classic, featuring fresh vocals from the inimitable Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. The reworking replaces the analogue burble of old with acoustic guitars and languid dub-chamber percussion. The Upsetter contributes some freewheeling toasting, most of which sounds like a weatherman having a breakdown. The track comes with an amazing video, showing Perry larking about in a Ronald McDonald wig and balancing a banana on his head; scraps of footage are apparently taken from a new Perry doc, Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise.