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Erik NorlanderMusic Machine

Label:Think Tank Media – TTMD-1033
Format:
2 x CD
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock, Heavy Metal, Symphonic Rock, Hard Rock

Tracklist

Disc One: Rise51:47
1-1Prologue: Project Blue Prince3:38
1-2Music Machine6:39
1-3Turn Me On5:49
1-4Heavy Metal Symphony6:31
1-5Tour Of The Sprawl8:40
1-6Andromeda6:02
1-7Letter From Space3:16
1-8Lost Highway5:12
1-9Soma Holiday3:04
1-10Return Of The Neurosaur1:39
1-11Project Blue Prince Reprise1:12
Disc Two: Fall54:30
2-1Fanfare And Interlude3:04
2-2Beware The Vampires5:18
2-3The Fire Of Change7:53
2-4The Fall Of The Idol5:43
2-5Metamorphosis3:14
2-6One Of The Machines5:17
2-7Fallen5:13
2-8Johnny America6:35
2-9Music Machine Reprise1:53
2-10Epilogue: Sky Full Of Stars10:14
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Notes

Made in Canada. This Edition(c)(p) 2003 Think Tank Media

Cover art is "Water Music" (c) 2003 Michael Parkes / Swan King Editions

Comes in a clear slim 2CD jewelcase

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (text): 8 02610 10332
  • Barcode (scanned): 802610103320
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Outer Ring, Mirrored - Variants 1, 2): [Cinram logo] LT36 TTMD10331 #30517Z18
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 - Variants 1, 2): IFPI LT36
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, Mirrored - Variants 1, 2): IFPI 6000
  • Other (CD1 Inner Ring - Variant 1): 14 MADE IN CANADA
  • Other (CD1 Inner Ring - Variant 2): 3 MADE IN CANADA
  • Other (CD1 Outer Ring - Variant 1): 13
  • Other (CD1 Outer Ring - Variant 2): 14
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Outer Ring, Mirrored - Variants 1, 2): [Cinram logo] LT36 TTMD10332 #30517Z19
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 - Variants 1, 2): IFPI LT36
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, Mirrored - Variants 1, 2): IFPI 6000
  • Other (CD2 Inner Ring - Variant 1): 12 MADE IN CANADA
  • Other (CD2 Inner Ring - Variant 2): 3 MADE IN CANADA
  • Other (CD2 Outer Ring - Variant 1): 11
  • Other (CD2 Outer Ring - Variant 2): 11

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Music Machine (2×CD, )Transmission RecordsTM-037Netherlands2003
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Music Machine (2×CD, Album)AvalonMICP-90010Japan2003
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Music Machine (2×CD, Album)Hellion RecordsHEL281Brazil2003
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Music Machine (2×CD, )Transmission RecordsTMD-037US2003
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Music Machine (2×CD, Album, Promo)AvalonMICP-90010Japan2003

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  • KinesisCD's avatar
    KinesisCD
    Erik Norlander’s 2003 rock opera Music Machine is a double CD concept album about the dramatic rise and fall of a genetically-engineered rock star. It features a full compliment of world-class musicians including Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), Gregg Bissonette (ELO, David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, etc.), Virgil Donati (Steve Vai, Planet X, Ring of Fire), Mark Boals (Yngwie, Ring of Fire), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake), Kelly Keeling (MSG, Blue Murder, Heaven and Earth) and several others. Music Machine features both the instrumental progressive keyboard rock of Norlander’s debut Threshold and the prog-metal of his second CD Into the Sunset. So some of this album is bombastic, melodic, symphonic metal with progressive window dressing, akin to a keyboard-centric Ayreon, and some of it is pure keyboard-oriented progressive rock where the metal guitars are kept at bay. Even on the prog-metal tracks, Norlander’s Wakemanesque synth runs and Emersonian fanfares are all over, so it is his keyboards that unify the album. Erik has his own recognizable style, and he plays everything from Hammond organ to Mellotron to modular Moog and various synths from the 1970s to the present. The overall result is something like a much heavier version of one of Rick Wakeman’s rock albums with vocals. (In fact, Rick wrote the liner notes.)

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