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3.13 | 15 ratings | 3 reviews | 7% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Eureka (6:05)
2. Implosion (9:53)
3. Suite 16/9th Floor (3:03)
4. Encounter (6:05)
5. Black Devil's Triangle (9:53)
6. We'll Be Around (3:10)

Total time 38:09

Bonus tracks on 2005 re-issue:
7. Abbey Moor (5:05)
8. Peter Gunn (3:29)
9. Unorganization (5:52)
10. Detective (3:10)
11. March (4:37)
12. Eureka (guitar version) (7:32)

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve (Maxwell Von) Braund / keyboards, alto saxophone
- Gil Matthews / guitar, keyboards, drums, producer
- Mark Jones / bass

Releases information

Artwork: Bruce Bowers

LP Cleopatra Records ‎- CLP 203 (1980, Australia)

CD Aztec Music ‎- AVSCD008 (2005, Australia) With 6 bonus tracks previously unreleased

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CYBOTRON Implosion ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (13%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

CYBOTRON Implosion reviews

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Review by Modrigue
3 stars Last album from CYBOTRON. With this release, the band wanted to move away from their original TANGERINE DREAM influence by proposing more accessible music. Less fast pulsating hypnotic sequencers, more various sounds and mid-tempo spacey and poppy ambiances.

The first half of the record is my favorite. It has mysterious, intriguing atmospheres. "Eureka" is good although quite a strange choice for an album opening. The title track sound sometimes similar to what ELOY was proposing at the same period. I do enjoy the dark "Suite 16/9th Floor".

The second half is rather heterogeneous. "Encounter" features new-wave guitar play and saxophone! Enjoyable, but a bit too long. On the opposite, "Black Devils Triangle" looks like it was recorded years ago. Too repetitive, but it has its moments. The last track, "We'll be around" is the most surprising: try to imagine a kind of joyful blues-rock, but executed with synthetizers, saxophone and vocoder! I like it, but this has nothing to do on this record.

"Implosion" shows the band experimentating with different styles and changing directions. The whole result is unequal, but nonetheless pleasant. It would have been interesting to see what the band would have done if they had continued. At this time, few electronic formations were incorporating saxophone or new-wave to their style.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Third album, and final album, by Australia's Cybotron, released in 1980. Six amazing songs with a fusion of Progressive Rock and Krautrock. I'm listening the 2006 reissue by Aztec Music, remastered, with 20 pages full of information, interviews, photographs, accompanied by 6 extra songs from the ... (read more)

Report this review (#1819963) | Posted by ElNapalmo | Monday, November 6, 2017 | Review Permanlink

2 stars I'm admittedly not the most committed fan of electronic music, but I will claim an appreciation for the high points of the genre. This is not one of them. Listen to this music, and imagine it being played on conventional instruments (nearly all of it could easily be played thus). It's no more than ... (read more)

Report this review (#724491) | Posted by sl75 | Thursday, April 12, 2012 | Review Permanlink

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