1999 – album as Column 3-57
In many ways this should have been a released under my full name but I hadn’t quite gotten comfortable with just being me; old habits etc. Either way it was a major threshold/watershed album for me and it got me attention from people who would normally never listen to this kind of music. I am very proud of this album even now.
The cover is a printed circuit board from a broken disco light chaser lying around the office of where I did admin and DJ’d for weddings and school discos on weekends. The image looks like a pyramid or temple complex from the air.
The Wraith is the first piece I ever wrote 100% with a software synth (Probe 1.4). The synth plays some small parts on a few other pieces on this album but this was new ground for me.
The Gods of this album are really my musical (and other) heroes – in track order tributes are:
- Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream
- Athur C Clarke and Wendy Carlos
- the Australian Radar Computer called CSIRAC in 1949
- Gary Numan
- Rick Wakeman & Yes
- Jean Michel Jarre and Nova (Rob Papen)
- Mort Garson
- Pete Namlook