Frequencies From Planet Ten
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Studio album by Orange Goblin
Released December 1 1997
Recorded March 1996 - March 1997 at The Square Center and Rhythm Studios in England
Genre Stoner Rock, Stoner Metal, Psychedelic Rock
Length 47:21
Label Rise Above Records
Producer Dave Chang
Orange Goblin chronology
Electric Wizard/Our Haunted Kingdom
Frequencies From Planet Ten
Nuclear Guru

Frequencies From Planet Ten is the debut album by the English rock band Orange Goblin. Recorded from the Spring of 1996 to 1997 it would be released in the Fall of 1997, showcasing more of a psychedelic and stoner rock sound with lyrical themes on nautical and space atmospheres, along with J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of The Rings ("Saruman's Wish" is named after the evil wizard Saruman while "Lothlorian" is derived from Lothlórien, a mythical forest which is home to a race of elves. The ending of the original pressings also featured a hidden bonus track of people partying and chatting in a pub.

According to the liner notes of the re-issue the band had recorded some demos in early 1996 along with portions of the album before finishing recording the next March, having had enough material written and rehearsed for both this album and Time Travelling Blues by the time of recording. Drummer Chris Turner joined the band right around the time recording sessions began, despite showing up a week late for auditions and replacing Andrew Songhurst.

Following Frequencies From Planet Ten's initial release it would also see release in the United States via The Music Cartel and Japan via JVC Victor in 1999. In 2010 the album would be re-issued on CD with a re-master by Tim Turan, liner notes by all five members and three bonus tracks: A demo version of "Saruman's Wish" that appeared on Dark Passages Vol. II, a demo of "Aquatic Fanatic" that appeared on Electric Wizard/Our Haunted Kingdom and a cover of "Black Shapes of Doom" by Trouble which appeared on the tribute album Bastards Will Pay - Tribute To Trouble. The demo songs were recorded in January 1996 at Rhythm Studios when the band was still known as Our Haunted Kingdom. In 2011 the album would see it's first vinyl issue, with diehard editions containing the demo tracks as a bonus 7".

The album attained some praise at the time of release but has been received well in retroactive reviews.[1][2][3][4]

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

All songs written by Orange Goblin except where noted.
Track 9 is 7:06 on the re-issue. Tracks 10 - 12 appear on the re-issue.

  • 1. The Astral Project (6:49)
  • 2. Magic Carpet (3:19)
  • 3. Saruman's Wish (6:04)
  • 4. Song of The Purple Mushroom Fish (2:33)
  • 5. Aquatic Fanatic (4:20)
  • 6. Lothlorian (1:26)
  • 7. Land of Secret Dreams (7:38)
  • 8. Orange Goblin (5:33)
  • 9. Star Shaped Cloud (9:39)
  • 10. Saruman's Wish (Demo) (5:40)
  • 11. Aquatic Fanatic (Demo) (4:31)
  • 12. Black Shapes of Doom (3:41) (Eric Wagner, Bruce Franklin, Rick Wartell)

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Ben Ward - Vocals
  • Joe Hoare - Guitar
  • Pete O'Malley - Guitar
  • Martyn Millard - Bass
  • Chris Turner - Drums
  • Duncan Gibbs - Keyboards, Organ, Sampler
  • Martin Hanford - Artwork
  • Darren White - Photography
  • Dave Chang - Engineer, Mixing, Producer
  • Paul Johnston - Engineer, Mixing
  • Tim Turan - Remastering

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Orange Goblin
Current Members Ben WardJoe HoareMartyn MillardChris Turner
Past and Live-Only Members Pete O'Malley • Neil Kingsbury
Studio Albums Frequencies From Planet TenTime Travelling BluesThe Big BlackCoup de GraceThieving From The House of GodHealing Through FireA Eulogy For The DamnedBack From The AbyssThe Wolf Bites Back
Extended Plays Electric Wizard/Our Haunted KingdomNuclear Guru
Live Albums A Eulogy for the Fans... Orange Goblin Live 2012Rough & Ready, Live & Loud
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. CapricornsElectric WizardThe Dukes of Nothing • Raven's Creed
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