A warts-and-all autobiography by the team of feuding brothers who are the biggest rave act of all time, Orbital
Over the course of thirty years as one of the bestselling and most recognizable techno acts on the planet, Orbital (the duo of brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll) has survived addictions, suicide, four marriages, and two splits and reunions. Halcyon and On and On is a great rock ‘n’ roll story without any actual rock ‘n’ roll, and, best of all, it’s never been told.
Since their first single “Chime” became a club hit in 1989, Paul and Phil have been at the heart of techno and rave music, viewed by critics more like an indie band than as a faceless dance act. In addition to millions of albums sold and career-defining performances at the Glastonbury Music Festival and the 2012 Olympics in London, theirs is a story of bust-ups and binges, suicide and addiction.
Paul and Phil have their share of dark secrets that would make most rock bands blush, but no matter how bitterly they fight and how deeply they resent each other, their family ties always bind them. And now the Hartnoll brothers want to tell their story themselves, in their own words, as an oral history. Their biggest problem, however, is that they both remember most of their history a little differently.