Spectrum

Forever Alien

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  • Spectrum - Forever Alien
29th August 2020 / 2LP / Space Age Recordings

Spectrum

Forever Alien

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Forever Alien is the third studio album by Spectrum. It was originally released in August 1997 by Space Age Records and has long been out of print on vinyl. After the band's preceding EP Songs for Owsley moved away from guitar-oriented music and towards electronic music, Forever Alien furthered this approach considerably, as Kember aimed to create a predominately electronic album that sounded organic and analogue in style. The record is dominated by vintage analogue synthesizers, including the EMS VCS 3 and EMS Synthi AKS. Kember had become fascinated by the synths as he felt they presented him with more musical possibilities than guitars. The resulting album fuses psychedelic music with influences from the 1960s electronic music of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The track Feels Like I'm Slipping Away from the album was released as a single and Forever Alien was a modest radio success in the US and also received acclaim from critics. Musicians such as Helena Hauff and Ekoplekz have since cited it among their favourite albums. Will Carruthers (ex-Spacemen 3) joined Spectrum on their 1997 tour in support of the album. Now re-mastered by John Rivers at Woodbine Street Studio especially for vinyl release for RSD 2020.

Orange vinyl. 

Format /2LP
Released /29th August 2020
Catalogue / ORBIT066LP
Barcode / 5023693106618
Artist / Spectrum
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