Blake in more of a pop/funk/prog mood. …isn't as bonkers as some of Tim's earlier works or collaborations. …focuses more on songs rather than epics. It's also more eclectic than his other solo albums. …contains elements of rap & reggae, which makes this album probably his most accessible to date.- All About The Rock
After several years of phonographic silence… Tim returned at the turn of the century. Very good it is too. An absolute must for all Hawk/Gong devotees.- Progressive Aspect
Tim's solo album officially remastered. There was a gap of a decade between 1991's 'Magick' and the release of this album. The Crystal Machine may have been an adventure long consigned to musical legend but echoes of it's subtleties and sensibilities were conjured up largely through modern, more reliable digital technology. Several tracks distinctly bring to mind 'Blake's New Jerusalem'. Jewel case with an informative 16 page illustrated booklet featuring a new essay and interview.
- Nature 'L'
- The Tide of the Century
- St Dolay
- Crystal Island
- Byzantium Dancing
- Sarajevo (Remember)
- Tim Blake everything not listed below and vocals
- Christine Vitard vocals
- Marie-Anne Vitard vocals
- Loys Kerhoas rap vocal
- Min Tse Chou guitars, extra programming
- 'Stof' Kovacs analog synthesizers
- Recorded by Tim Blake