Orbital announce split, Paul Hartnoll's shares solo single

As one of the most legendary and groundbreaking acts in the electronic music scene, Orbital have announced their amicable split.

In a statement released on the pair's website, they said, "After 25 years at the forefront of electronic music — from house to rave to festival mega-techno, to international dance stardom to the 2012 London Paralympics Opening Ceremony — Orbital brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll announce that they’re hanging up their iconic torch-glasses and parting ways for the final time."

“We’ve had our ups and downs, and it’s not always been easy, but I’ve loved my time with Orbital,” says Paul Hartnoll. “It’s been brilliant that we’ve been able to take our music to so many places, from local clubs to headlining Glastonbury to playing massive events across America, Australia, Japan… It’s been fantastic."

The notice then goes on to detail Paul Hartnoll's solo plans, which include a new record called '8:58', due out on the 16th February next year.

You can also download the album's title track here or watch the video for it in the player below.

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