|Newly remastered edition of 'Caldea Music II', the 2002 album by Tim Blake
Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC2592 / Released: 30/06/2017
Track Listing: 1. CALDEA / 2. FLOATING / 3. OM BEACH / 4. THE GREAT POOL / 5. ACROSS THE SEA OF DREAMS / 6. JACUZZI SURFING / 7. CALDEA II
More information: A newly remastered edition of 'Caldea Music II', the 2002 album by Tim Blake.
Tim first came to prominence as a member of Gong, where his synthesiser experimentation and mastery was demonstrated on albums such as Flying Teapot”, “Angel’s Egg” and “You”. He would also join Hawkwind from 1979 – 1980 and from November 2007.
After departing Gong in 1975 he teamed up with French lighting designer Patrice Warrener to form Crystal Machine, pioneering the use of lasers and synthesisers in a live setting. Balke’s debut solo album, “Crystal Machine”, was originally released in 1977 on the French experimental label Egg. Tim followed this with “Blake’s New Jerusalem” in 1978. Unlike his previous work, the album featured songs and the lengthy title-track would dominate the album’s second side. Tim Blake joined Hawkwind in 1979 and remained with the group for just over a year before returning to France and moving away from music.
In 2002 Tim recorded and released “Caldea Music II”, a work especially commissioned by the Caldea Spa centre in Andorra. The album saw Tim return to his purely instrumental roots, cited by some as a modern equivalent of his classic “Crystal Machine” album. Recorded once again at his Windmill studio, the album featured wonderfully evocative music and guest appearances by Christian Boule (Glissando Guitar) and Konan Mevel (Catalan Bagpipes, Flute).
Unavailable for many years (and highly sought after by collectors), “Caldea Music II” has been newly remastered and features a booklet with a new essay and fully restores the original album artwork.