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Lighthouse: Aa Anthology 1973 - 2012 = 4 CD / DVD = (CD)
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered 3CD and DVD clamshell boxed set anthology celebrating the career of celebrated synthesiser and electronic ambient music pioneer 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. This work was followed by arguably his finest work, "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. "New Jerusalem" also featured the guest appearance of Jean-Philippe Rykiel on mini-moog. Tim Blake would later perform both "Lighthouse" and "New Jerusalem" as a member of Hawkwind when he joined the band the following year. He remained with the group for just over a year before returning to France and moving away from music. Tim returned to the music scene with the album "Magick" in 1991, recorded at his home studio in a windmill in Brittany. Although he made occasional live appearances, it would be nine years before he would return with a new album, "The Tide of the Century". Recorded once again at his Windmill studio, the album featured a host of fine songs and 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 (Glassando Guitar) and Konan Mevel (Catalan Bagpipes, Flute). Joining Hawkwind once more in 2007, Tim recorded
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Type: CD
Recorded: 2018
Release Date: 2018-12-20
Label: Esoteric Recordings
Country: Euro
Item No: ECLEC42651
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Track List
Disc 1
01 The Octave Doctors And The Crystal Machine - Gong
02 Other Side Of The Sky - Gong
03 A Sprinkling Of Clouds - Gong
04 Surf - Saratoga Space Messengers
05 Midnight - Tim Blake
06 Synthese Intemporel - Tim Blake
07 Passage Sur La Cite (des Revelations) - Tim Blake
08 New Jerusalem - Tim Blake
09 Lighthouse - Hawkwind
Disc 2
01 Prelude - Hawkwind
02 Who's Gonna Win The War - Hawkwind
03 A Return To The Clouds - Tim Blake
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