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Stream Eight Fifty Eight's self-titled album, featuring Robert Smith and Cillian Murphy [Premiere]

31 March 2015, 10:45 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

The new album from former Orbital man Paul Hartnoll aka Eight Fifty Eight is full of inspiring collaborations - from The Cure's Robert Smith to Hollywood actor/musician Cillian Murphy.

Experimental, exciting and bursting with ideas about the constraints of time, 8:58 is an intriguing and inspiring listen from start to finish. Hartnoll explains the idea behind his new project: “Orbital had stopped working properly. We’d had a great four years since getting back together in 2008, but it was time to move on.

“I’ve always been interested in time, I’ve always had a thing for clocks, and for time as a powerful force — but also the way time oppresses you. It’s one of those things I keep coming back to.

"The album’s a development of where I was going with Orbital, Our last album ‘Wonky’ was designed to be played live. But I wanted to do something more collaborative, more of a film soundtrack or a concept album. There are plenty of beats, But I wanted to exercise my more compositional side too, and bring in a witchy, ‘Wicker Man’ aspect.”

8:58 is out now via ACP Recordings. Stream it in its entirety below:

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