Hello Waveforms

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Hello Waveforms
Hello Waveforms.jpg
Studio album by
Released20 February 2006
RecordedGuerilla Beach, Canyon & Square; Sarm West; The Leonard Hotel, London
GenreAmbient, electronica
ProducerWilliam Orbit
William Orbit chronology
Pieces in a Modern Style
Hello Waveforms
My Oracle Lives Uptown
Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
The Independent3/5 stars[4]
musicOMH.com4/5 stars[5]
The Observer(unfavourable)[6]
Progressive-Sounds9/10 stars[7]
Slant Magazine2/5 stars[9]
The Times3/5 stars[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes4/5 stars[11]

Hello Waveforms is the ninth album by British electronic musician and record producer, William Orbit. It was released in the UK on 20 February 2006. It is a mostly instrumental ambient record, with only four tracks containing vocals: "Spiral", featuring Kenna and the Sugababes, "They Live In The Sky", sung by Annette and Paulette Morris, and "Bubble Universe", which is based on a song previously recorded with Madonna called "Liquid Love", and has vocals by Laurie Mayer. Mayer also collaborates and co-writes other tracks of the record. All tracks are written by Orbit, either alone or in collaboration with Laurie Mayer and Rico Conning. The second track, "Humming Chorus", is from the opera "Madame Butterfly". In the United States, the album reached number ten on the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sea Green" (William Orbit) – 6:22
  2. "Humming Chorus" (Giacomo Puccini; arranged by William Orbit) – 3:38
  3. "Surfin'" (William Orbit, Laurie Mayer, Rico Conning) – 4:43
  4. "You Know Too Much About Flying Saucers" (William Orbit, Laurie Mayer, Rico Conning) – 5:00
  5. "Spiral" (feat. Sugababes & Kenna) (William Orbit, Sugababes, Kenna, Karen Poole) – 4:47
  6. "Who Owns The Octopus" – 5:00
  7. "Bubble Universe" (William Orbit, Laurie Mayer, Rico Conning) – 4:02
  8. "Fragamosia" – 6:32
  9. "Firebrand" (William Orbit, Laurie Mayer, Rico Conning) – 6:16
  10. "They Live In The Sky" (William Orbit, Annette Morris, Paulette Morris) – 4:56
  11. "Colours From Nowhere" – 5:41

Bonus track[edit]

G155 is a track from the "Hello Waveforms" recording sessions that was not included on the album. It can be heard on William Orbit's official website[12] and was issued as a promo single on 7" vinyl only.


  1. ^ About.com review Archived 2006-03-19 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ The Guardian review
  4. ^ The Independent review Archived 2007-01-09 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ musicOMH.com review
  6. ^ The Observer review
  7. ^ Progressive-Sounds review
  8. ^ PopMatters review
  9. ^ Slant Magazine review
  10. ^ The Times review
  11. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review Archived 2012-07-14 at Archive.today
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2011-01-23. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) G155 bonus track

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