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Cosmic Furnace - Roger Powell

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Track Listings:
    Side A
    1 Ictus: Primordial Pulse 4:57
    2 Lumia: Dance Of The Nebulae 5:14
    3 Fourneau Cosmique: The Alchemical Furnace Of Cleopatra 7:42

    Side B
    1 Hermetic Enigma: The Fixed Volatile 5:47
    2 Queene Enfineska: Serenity Of The Lion In Summer 3:24
    3 Tensegrity: A Dymaxion Triptych 8:37
Artist Name(s):
Roger Powell - Composer, Arranger , Performer, and Programmer.
Gunther Weil, Dave Baker
Release Year: 1973
Experimental, Progressive, Space Rock
Album Type:
Compact Disc, LP 33 1/3
Cover & Packge Design:
Julia Pearl, Mel Goldman
Engineer(s): Bob Stoughton
Label / Publishing
Label Name:
Catalog Number(s):
SD 7251
Editions / Reissues
  1. 2005 Cosmic Furnace ‎(CD) Wounded Bird Records WOU 7251 US
Synthesizers Used
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· Edited by CIIIGoff

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Roger Powell was working for ARP when this album came out -- I've got a recording with booklet of him discussing how to use an ARP Odyssey from around the time this album was released.  (edit:  HA, I just saw the Jack Hertz comment on the ARP Odyssey!  Well, like-minded people follow the same paths sometimes, eh?....)  A couple of years later he created the Powell Probe, which was an over-the-shoulder keyboard interface thing for various synths that he could use in concert (before the age of microchips started making such things more feasible).  I was lucky enuf to have seen him perform many times with Rundgren, Utopia, and even with Bowie during his "Berlin" years.   He's not just a synth player, but an accomplished pianist/keyboardist as well.  My view is that Cosmic Furnace is his most experimental solo album, always have enjoyed this one. 

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