Celluloid ‎– Neptune

Label:
Wax Museum Art Corps ‎– ALT 739
Format:
Vinyl, LP
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Tracklist

Part One:
A1 I. Central Courtyard
A2 II. Throne Room
A3 III. Pavilions Of Forestlife
A4 IV. A Crown In A Glass Case
A5 V. Cascade Throught A Room
A6 VI. Tarot Cards
A7 VII. Zodiac Wheel
A8 VIII. Palace
A9 IX. Cirkus Maximus
A10 X. Monsters From The Depths Of The Sea
Part Two:
B1 I. Attack And Fall Of The Titans
B2 II. The Marshes Of Primitive Realm
B3 III. The Ascent Of Poseiden
B4 IV. Earthquake

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Notes

Recorded May & September 1983
Mastered June & October 1983
All sounds produced by Celluloid using Mellotrons.
Exclusively prepared tapes treated on "The Ascent Of Poseiden" thanks Styx Nixon & Doug to which L.P. is dedicated
Made in England
© 1983 Wax Museum Art Corps (Celluloid Ltd)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): ALT 739 A¹ ƱTOPIA ∗MT∗
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): ALT 739 B¹ ∗MT∗

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Enidi

Enidi

May 3, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Chuck Minuto was a unique composer with beautiful ideas. The Mellotron pieces on Neptune, (particularly Neptune), were influential, creative, and innovative. Although evident that he was influenced by King Crimson, Tony Banks, and The Beatles "Revolution #9", no one had recorded a mellotron album with those influences and furthermore...no one had ever combined them so well to make a mellotron album that actually contained the essence of Electronic Music. Neptune was like listening to one of those very original Electronic releases from the 1970's Berlin period. It was original within it's creation and it has been sought after for years by fans of Electronic Music. Around the time of it's release, artists like Emerald Web and Synergy were active in producing a different wave of obscure Electronic music resulting in keeping the movement alive.

Chuck Minuto was an extension of what originally began in the 60's with artists like Beaver & Krause, Ruth White, Mort Garson, Terry Riley, Wendy Carlos, and further into the 70's with Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Ashra Tempel, and Ron Geesin. As Syd Barrett had adapted AMMMMUSIC to his own vocabulary , creating a new sound and style in Pink Floyd, Chuck Minuto had created the same within an imaginative force unknown...unheard to most humans. The Neptune album is a totally unique one that displays mellotron sounds reminiscent of the Progressive Rock era, but flows like a fine Electronic masterpiece. It has often been labeled as experimental. The sound effects were supposedly tapes featured within the certain mellotron he used. It is quite conceivable that he used the same make of mellotron that The Beatles experimented with on The White Album and possibly their other albums . The mellotron I used on the road in the 70's was nothing comparable to Chuck Minuto's. He was just as experimental as Godley & Creme with the Gizmo.

When listening to the album...I feel as if I am watching a film or following a story. For being experimental it surely ..additionally...finds it's place in theater. I easily imagine dancers, actors, and a series of scenes backed by this music. Neptune definitely cast's a spell on the listener's visualization of nightmares, sadness, mysticism, and gnosis. Not many instrumental albums can reveal that mind process and that's what makes Neptune so special. Chuck Minuto was very innovative , creating new ideas for soundscapes and particularly darkscapes.
Enidi

Enidi

October 23, 2014
I have spent hours on the phone with Chuck discussing with him how to locate the master tapes. I would like to interest a label to remaster his 2 albums and officially release them. I have some unreleased recordings that could be featured as bonus tracks. Anyone interested in Chuck's music...please contact me at rhodesfiocchi@hotmail.com ....Johnny
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ultimathulerecords

May 27, 2012
Weird and wacky cosmic music and collage from an unknown mystery man and his Mellotron. Celluloid did two albums that I know of, and this is by far the superior one.