Edgar Froese ‎– Epsilon In Malaysian Pale

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Edgar Froese's second solo album exists with two slightly different album titles:
1. The Virgin issue: Epsilon In Malaysian Pale
2. The German Brain issue: Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale
The music is exactly the same.
The later Eastgate CD release is a different recording.

Tracklist

Epsilon In Malaysian Pale 17:00
Maroubra Bay 17:15

Versions (26)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2040, v2040 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, Tan) Virgin, Virgin V 2040, v2040 UK 1975 Sell This Version
TC V2040 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(Cass, Album) Virgin TC V2040 UK 1975 Sell This Version
V 2040, v2040 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2040, v2040 UK 1975 Sell This Version
L-35677, V 2040, v2040 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin L-35677, V 2040, v2040 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
VIL 12040 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album) Virgin VIL 12040 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
XBLY 940 510 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, Gat) Barclay XBLY 940 510 France 1975 Sell This Version
YX-7077-VR Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin YX-7077-VR Japan 1975 Sell This Version
XBLY 940 510 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin XBLY 940 510 France 1975 Sell This Version
V 2040, v2040 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin V 2040, v2040 UK 1975 Sell This Version
1074, BRAIN 1074, brain 1074 Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain 1074, BRAIN 1074, brain 1074 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
89580-I Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin 89580-I Spain 1975 Sell This Version
BRAIN 1074 Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, RP) Brain BRAIN 1074 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
BRAIN 1074, 0001.074 Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, RE, RP) Brain, Brain BRAIN 1074, 0001.074 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
22S-31 Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-31 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-31 Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album) Brain, Polystar 22S-31 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
OVED 22 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin OVED 22 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CDV 2040 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2040 UK 1987 Sell This Version
VJCP-23046 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin Japan VJCP-23046 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP-23046 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin Japan VJCP-23046 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
CAROL 1625-2, CDV 2040 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Blue Plate, Virgin CAROL 1625-2, CDV 2040 US 1991 Sell This Version
JPCD UL 98319 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD UL 98319 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
2933 732 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin 2933 732 France Unknown Sell This Version
ORL 8546 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, RE) Virgin ORL 8546 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
2933 732 Edgar Froese Epsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 2933 732 France Unknown Sell This Version
BRAIN 1074, 0001 074 Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain BRAIN 1074, 0001 074 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1074 Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, RE) Brain 1074 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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goldengonk

goldengonk

October 2, 2018
referencing Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, CD, Album, RE, CDV 2040
Be careful when purchasing/selling the 1987 Nimbus mastered Virgin CD pressing of this album- one of my players has detected disc rot with my copy, which is now affecting the whole disc.

Along with PDO, old Nimbus pressings seem to have a dodgy reputation for issues like this, so I wouldn't be surprised if there are other examples like mine out there.
Sal-Paradise

Sal-Paradise

December 4, 2017
referencing Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, LP, Album, V 2040, v2040

This album is exactly what you want it to be. Dreamy progressive soundscapes ushering in the dawn of electronica.
mjb

mjb

October 14, 2017
referencing Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, CD, Album, RE, CAROL 1625-2, CDV 2040

As reviewed by me in February 1994:

This was Froese's second solo album; he released about half a dozen albums between 1974 and 1983. Don't let the short length fool you! Both tracks are arranged as short progressions that make the songs seem much longer than they are. It's an amazing piece of work. Even 20 years after its composition, Epsilon remains a testament to the power of analogue synthesizers and electronic music. Froese uses so many filters and effects on his synths that every sound has an organic quality unmatched by most anything that's come out since. It has a very classical sound to it, mostly because of the lack of percussion, and the convincing string orchestra and flute sounds, but you needn't be a fan of classical music to appreciate this album. I love it and highly recommend it to fans of ambient music.
mrformic

mrformic

April 25, 2015
referencing Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale, LP, Album, 1074, BRAIN 1074, brain 1074

"Maroubra Bay", what a fantastic piece that is. My favourite "Kraut" synth sequence ever.
higashiseto

higashiseto

August 8, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale, LP, Album, 22S-31
Incredibly mistaken pressed vinyl. Both side are reverse rotation sound.
The company has been changed to those recovered immediately, and properly pressed.

Matrix number : 22S-31-A A-2-1 / 22S-31XXB A-1-1.

Single sleeve. with Japanese insert.
marc24

marc24

April 22, 2011
referencing Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, LP, Album, V 2040, v2040

One of my first albums, bought the CD later on. Absolute brilliant composition, I think his best album ever.
Millwood

Millwood

May 27, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, CD, Album, RE, CDV 2040
Edgar Froese's Epsilon In Malaysian Pale is well and truly a landmark in electronic music. Released in 1975, between the classic Tangerine Dream albums Phaedra and Rubycon, it stands well apart from anything the band's front man ever penned whilst working within the group.

Comprising just two long pieces, and using the mellotron (a very early sampling device) almost exclusively, Epsylon takes us on what could best be described as a guided tour around a desert island. The title track sets the scene almost instantly, opening to the sounds of birds chirping, a light breeze, and a train passing by. From here we are slowly lead into dense forest, as Froese establishes as a serene flute melody which will carry through the majority of the piece.

It's not all smooth sailing though. The second track, Maroubra Bay, opens with some of the darkest themes Froese has ever recorded. One could quite easily liken the passage to Mussorgsky's 'Night On Bald Mountain', as striking chords echo and oscillate over harsh wind samples and an unnerving drone effect. To continue with the 'guided tour' concept, it conjures up images of being stranded on a freezing cold, windswept, desolate beach in the middle of the night. Froese keeps us here for a few minutes, before allowing the sun to slowly creep over the horizon, delivering a strong sense of warmth, and what I could only describe as one of the most stunning passages of music I've ever heard.

Sadly, the CD edition of this album has been out of print for around ten years now, and seems to fetch some pretty crazy prices whenever it surfaces. Ironically enough, almost all of Froese's other solo efforts are still quite readily available through Virgin. 1974's Aqua is the only album that comes anywhere near the achievements of Epsylon.

This truly is an amazing album, and one of the most important early electronic works.

NOTE: Froese re-released the album in 2005 through his own record label, but not only did he change the cover art, he over-dubbed a whole bunch of ridiculously out-of-place, newly composed sequences to the old recording. Fans of Froese will know that he's notorious for doing this sort of thing, and as usual, the results are an absolute joke. It's unfortunate too, because any chance this album had of being re-issued has probably fallen by the wayside now.