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Sunday 16 September 2018
Concert The Aristocrats (o.v.b.), Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer
|Genre||Electronic / Synth / New Age|
|Omschrijving||Esoteric Recordings present the first ever CD
release of “Noggi `Tar”, Tim Blake’s 2012
album, previously only available as a download
from his official website.
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 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 became a member of
Hawkwind in 1979 and remained with the group
for just over a year before returning to France
and moving away from music.
He returned to the music scene with the album
“Magick” in 1991 and would even rejoin Hawkwind
in the new millennium. In 2012 Tim recorded the
album “Noggi Tar”, an album which he described
as “A digital theses on virtual lead guitar”.
The album was only made available for a short
time via Tim’s website but has now been newly
re-mastered for CD release for the first time
and features a booklet with a new essay and
interview with Tim.
1. THE BLUE LIGHT ZONE
2. THE ARRIVAL OF MIGRATORY CRANES
3. ABSENT FRIENDS
4. CONTEMPLATING THE SOUTHERN CROSS|