Release date: 2008
Label: Frank Makowski
Online-only re-issue of the 1994s debut album, incl.
exclusive bonus tracks.
"The Spectre Within" was first released back in 1994 on the german
ARDEMA label. After a handful of early music cassette releases this
album marks the official debut. As a bonus this re-release features four
additional tracks I´ve grabbed from my archive. Those were never
released before (with the exception of track 13) and span the same
peroid (1991-1994) of the original tracks recorded for "Spectre":
"Early Lightnings" being the most unusual extra track from this
collection. Recorded back in 1991 it is by far the oldest piece here.
It´s the only prereleased one, so it was part of the MC only album „The
Luenen Rehearsals“ which encompanied the first ever TRANQUILLITY live
performance back in 1993. And it is the only track that I laid hand on
in these days, removing some annoying clicks and adding reverb. Thou it
remains unedited. "Mare Tranquilitatis" was recorded under the
impression of a multimedia installation called "SpacePeople", I had
realizied together with two local video artist in August 1994 in Marl /
Germany. "Copperblue", directly linked to Tangerine Dreams "Heartbreakers"
soundtrack, and "Akihabara" are two recordings from the same year, that
have disappeared into the archives darkness.