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• NEW REMASTERED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1991 ALBUM BY TIM BLAKE
• FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND LINER NOTES WITH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
• REVIEWS IN “UNCUT”, “MOJO”, “RECORD COLLECTOR”, “CLASSIC ROCK” & “PROG” MAGAZINES
• COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of “Magick”, the 1991 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.
“Magick” was recorded in 1991 at Tim’s home studio in a windmill in Brittany around the time he began to surface as a musician once more and saw him adopt a more minimalist approach to his music. An evocative album, “Magick” has been newly remastered and features a booklet with a new essay and fully restores the original album artwork.