The 'Holy Grail' of Kraut-Space-Funk
The highpoint of a career that boasts the legendary ‘Space Patrol’ (Raumpatrouille) and ‘Chariots Of The Gods’ soundtracks, Peter Thomas’ ‘Orion 2000’ is a near-mythical release that was only ever pressed in miniscule amounts as a German library LP (in 1975) and has never been available commercially before now.
Drums pound, basses buzz, horns flail and star-maidens wail. Berserk electronic and musique-concrete effects collide with manic energy. There is nothing on this world (or any other) that sounds like the ‘Blaxploitation-Kraut-Jazz-in-Space’ sound of the Orchestra Peter Thomas.
Remastered from the original master tapes and presented with exclusive liner notes, the original artwork, four extra ultra rare tracks and rare photos.
The Star-People have, at last, landed.
*Remastered from the original Golden Ring mastertapes 2011.
*16 track CD. All original recordings. First Official Commercial release ever!
*20 page full colour booklet with exclusive liner notes and rare photos.
*Plus 4 ultra rare extra tracks from the Ring Musik vault!
1. Under Control
2. Power Boost
4. Mars Close Up
6. Flash Point
7. Rockin' Computer
9. Gamblin' Ostinato
11. Malaparte Sinus
12. Meeting: Palermo
13. Umpta-Lady *
14. Motorama *
15. Crash *
16. Cat Beat *
Original Golden Ring Recordings
(P) Originally Recorded 1970. All Rights Reserved By RING MUSIK GMBH.
All titles written by Peter Thomas (RING MUSIK GMBH.)
Executive in charge of CD reissue: David Thrussell
Restoration and design by CallumFlack.com
Remastered 2011 by Alvin Lucia at The Iron Mountain Analog Facility
Thanks to Matthias Kuennecke, Christopher Klaese, Doug Payne and Peter Thomas.
All titles licensed courtesy of RING MUSIK GMBH
This compilation (P) + (C) The Omni Recording Corporation 2011