|Newly remastered edition of the classic 1977 ambient masterpiece 'Crystal Machine'
Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC2578 / Released: 31/03/2017
Track Listing: 1. MIDNIGHT / 2. METRO / LOGIC / 3. LAST RIDE OF THE BOOGIE CHILD (SEASALTER FREE FESTIVAL 1976) / 4. SYNTHESE INTEMPOREL (LE PALACE THEATRE PARIS, 18/02/1977) / 5. CRYSTAL PRESENCE / BONUS TRACKS: 6. SURF (A-SIDE OF SINGLE CREDITED TO SARATOGA SPACE MESSENGERS) / 7. SYNTHESE INTEMPOREL I / 8. SYNTHESE INTEMPOREL II (A & B SIDES OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN SPAIN PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
More information: A newly remastered edition of the classic 1977 ambient masterpiece 'Crystal Machine' 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.
Blake’s debut album, “Crystal Machine”, was originally released in 1977 on the French experimental label Egg and featured two pieces recorded live in the UK and in France.
Now regarded as a truly pioneering work, this edition of “Crystal Machine” has been newly remastered and includes three bonus tracks. ‘Surf’ was recorded in 1976 at Chateau d’Herouville studios in France and issued as a very rare single under the pseudonym Saratoga Space Messengers. The reissue also includes both sides of the rare Spanish single ‘Synthese Intemporel’ as bonus tracks.
The booklet features a new essay and fully restores the original album artwork.