Monday, October 3, 2011

STEVE MAXWELL VON BRAUND-MONSTER PLANET, LP, 1975, AUSTRALIA



For my second share of Aussie underground sounds today, it's time to highlight the highly lit sounds of Aussie space cadet Stephen Maxwell Von Braund. Mr. Von Braund's later activities in the more well know (relatively speaking) duo Cybotron would make him something of a name brand in cosmic synth circles during the 70's and 80's, but while Cybotron's arc went from rhythm boxed and Library-like confections to, latterly, hamfisted symphonic pounding, this first pre-Cybotron outing of Von Braund's (barring an anomalous but very Steve Hillage-like full band-abetted acid rock eruption on the first track) is mostly just signaling though the haze on the edge of time, with gurgling cosmic tides rippling past as attenuated synthetic strands coil off into infinity or churn menacingly in the foreground in a very Kraut-y electronic fashion.


Note: link removed, as this is soon due for reissue on Aztec Music.

6 comments:

zencd said...

Thank you.

Holly said...

Oh,looking forward to this -thank you!

Neil said...

Awesome record!!! This one is slated for an LP reissue in the near future! Keep your peepers peeled! Neil

Hingehead said...

I've wanted to hear this for ages, having owned the three Cybotron albums. Can't wait to ear it.

Anonymous said...

Good on you for sharing this, but bad timing... Aztec are just about to put out the first ever CD reissue of it! [see http://www.aztecmusic.net/]
You would be doing the right thing to remove the link when that happens, or maybe just give one sample track.

regards,
Chris

Victor said...

hello there! could you please reupload? thanks in advance!