Cybotron under Clear Light Of Jupiter2 min de temps de lecture


LP : Cybotron – Cybotron

I found this amazing piece few years ago in a big open market downtown Limoges (France), between books and chairs, between Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. First I could not find a date, before or after 1980 ?

I knew the band Cybotron with Juan Atkins and Rick Davis, but before buying this record, I was in total doubt about the existence of that one by them, and I have never found someone who got it too and can tell me more about it !! Then after several web research I ‘ve finally found something interesting, this Cybotron music comes from another continent…

Electronic music from Australia

This album from australian’s band Cybotron was recorded on 1976 at Armstrong Studios, Melbourne. Produced by Steve Maxwell Von Braund and Geoff Green. Recording engineer Gil Matthews. Compiled by Steve Maxwell Von Braund. Transferred from original or best remaining sources and remastered for CD by Mark Woods Aug 2002.

Tracks 1-5 are from the album « Cybotron ». Track 6 is from the EP « Ride To Infinity ». Recorded in 1976 Steve Maxwell Von Braund played ARP 2600 and Korg 700 synthesizers, electronic percussion and alto saxophone. Geoff Green organ, string synthesizer, ARP 2600 and Korg 700 synthesizers. Gil Matthews drums on « Gods of Norse ». Tracks 7-9 are from « Monster Planet » by Steve Maxwell Von Braund. Recorded in 1974 with additional musicians Henry Vyhnal – electric violin, Jim Keays – vocals, Gil Matthews – drums, Geoff Green – lyrics. It seems to be that the label and the editor are Crypto / RCA, and you can listen previews on e-pop site.

Words about the record

It is what it is, an awesome musical piece, something very special, like a trip ! Its not unusual to see that different bands got the same name, about Cybotron I am little confuse that Juan Atkins and Rick Davis are not in the project, because I really though they could have done it. But after listening to this music again, I think this project is not really in the same mood as « Enter »… Not enough dirty, or funky ? Anyway, I am happy that I have found something else, and most of all that I’ve discovered another great band.