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Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce 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