Cybotron - Colossus

Limited Glow in the Dark Blue Vinyl LP Record Reissue

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Colossus is the second studio album by Australian electronic progressive rock band Cybotron, originally released in 1978 via Champagne Records.

Part man part machine, Cybotron was the synthesis of progressive rock and electronic music experimentation, conceived by pioneers of the Australian electronic underground, Steve Maxwell Von Braund and keyboardist Geoff Green, together they produced a series of mind-altering cosmic albums throughout the 1970s which set the tone for the minimal wave and electronic post punk scene of early 1980s Melbourne.

Part Tangerine Dream, part Ash Ra Tempel, Cybotron channelled the spirit of Krautrock to create their own unique brand of throbbing Komische electronica rivalling the futuristic vision of their German counterparts.

After releasing their debut studio album Cybotron in 1976, followed by a live album Saturday Night Live in 1977, the band released their second studio album in 1978, Colossus, with Colin Butcher joining the band to provide drums, percussion, and synthesiser.

Australian musicologist Ian McFarlane felt that Colossus had a "more progressive edge backed by a massive symphonic sound". Allmusic's Richard Foss noted they had "hit a peak with Colossus, which benefited from the presence of drummer and synth player Colin Butcher. This album sold better in Europe and the U.S.A. as an import than it did in Australia, and for a few milliseconds it looked like the band might break internationally".

Dual Planet Records present the long awaited reissue of this landmark Australian recording. Issued as a limited edition reissue of the 1978 LP, remastered from the original source! This album was originally scheduled to be released for Record Store Day 2020.

This album is a 2020 reissue on glow in the dark blue coloured vinyl with remastered audio, pressed in the US via Dual Planet.

(10717)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Colossus

8:12

A2

Eclipse

10:46

B1

Medusa

7:55

B2

Raga In Asia Minor

15:37

SKU 10717
Record Label Dual Planet
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number DUAL013LP
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 18 April 2020
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 1978
Barcode # 10717
Shipping Weight 0.2500kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Glow in the Dark Blue Coloured Vinyl, Limited to 500 Copies, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Blue
Genre Progressive Rock
Format VINYL LP

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