TIM BLAKE – Crystal Machine (LP, RE Trading Places (1977,2020)

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Timothy ‘Tim’ Blake (born 6 February 1952, London) is a synthesizer and keyboard player who came to prominence with Gong and Hawkwind, he is also well regarded for his solo endeavours and was one of the first performers to bring electronic instruments into a live setting. His Crystal Machine project was also an early example of the use of laser lighting whilst in concert.

His influence are not fully recognized by the mainstream media, but his influence is huge among musicians and those deeply in the knowledge of his career, including Steve Hillage and Jean Phillipe Rykiel. His solo career took off when he left Gong in 1975, using the name Crystal Machine and being a pioneer in the use of the laser lightning show. Crystal Machine was released in 1977. This “Light Work” with long-time partener Patrice Warrener, has totally changed the world of Light Shows & Illumination, with the Introduction in the early ’70’s of laser light in his Crystal Machine performances, as well as the introduction of Giant Image projection, with the “HOLD-UP” as early as 1976.

His success was followed by many others till the present as well as his participation as a player in Hawkwind in the late 70s to early 80s and who Blake continues to perform with today whilst living in France. Tim’s attitude to electronics has profoundly marked the sound of electronic and rock music from the late ’70’s to this day, resulting in a discography of more than 25 titles, including 7 solo albums.

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Midnight 6:22
Metro Logic 6:28
Last Ride Of The Boogie Child 7:50
Synthese Intemporelle 15:52
Crystal Presence 1:28

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