Pomme Fritz

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Pomme Fritz
Pomme Fritz (The Orb EP - cover art).jpg
Studio album by The Orb
Released 13 June 1994
Recorded 1993–1994, Berlin and London
Length 41:31
Label Island
The Orb chronology
Live 93
(1993)Live 931993
Pomme Fritz
Orbus Terrarum
(1995)Orbus Terrarum1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Pomme Fritz is a 1994 "mini-album" by The Orb. It was The Orb's first studio production released on Island Records. Although its liner notes describe it as a mini-album, many consider it an EP. Pomme Fritz is a chaotic release which Rolling Stone described as an "aural feast" despite its "lack of cohesion" and direction.[3] Though Pomme Fritz reached as high as #6 on the UK charts, UK critics panned it as "doodling" and noted its absence of focus.[4] Even Island Records "hated it" and "didn't understand it at all", according to Paterson.[5] Kris Weston's role was much diminished on Pomme Fritz and is credited only as an engineer.[6] Though Pomme Fritz was released as a piece of original work, it consists largely of manipulated samples.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Pomme Fritz (Meat 'N Veg)" – 9:04
  2. "More Gills Less Fishcakes" – 8:05
  3. "We're Pastie To Be Grill You" – 7:15

Side two[edit]

  1. "Bang 'Er 'N Chips" – 7:47
  2. "Alles Ist Schoen" – 7:17
  3. "His Immortal Logness" – 2:03


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Wiederhorn, Jon (1994-10-20). "The Orb: Pomme Fritz". Rolling Stone. 
  4. ^ Prendergast, Mark (2003). The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Moby-The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. pp. 407–412. ISBN 1-58234-323-3. 
  5. ^ O'Neal, Sean (2001-04-19). "Q and A: Alex Paterson". Philadelphia City Paper. 
  6. ^ Bush, John. "The Orb Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2006-10-09. 

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