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Steve Maxwell Von Braund

Monster Planet

DUAL001LP
Release Notes
  • Exact replica of the mega rare original 1975 LP.
  • Solo recording from one half of infamous Australian electronic duo Cybotron.
    *First ever official reissue.
  • Remastered from the original master tapes.
  • Classic Australian proto electronic/Kosmiche recording.
  • Featuring vocals from Master Apprentice’s front man Jim Keays.

Welcome to Monster Planet, Steve Maxwell Von Braund’s 1975 classic of Australian proto-electronica, a big blast of Kosmische dust, Korgs working overtime…Arguably, the first fully electronic Australian album, Monster Planet is a solo recording from one half of the infamous Australian electronic duo, Cybotron. Von Braund recorded this pre Cybotron album upon his 1973 return to Australia after soaking up the sounds of psychedelic 60s London where he mingled with Hawkwind, The Soft Machine and Graham Bond. Circling between that classic Krautrock motorik beat, and a different, almost jazz-y kind of fluidity, Von Braund combined his London experience with his love of German Head music such as Amon Duul, Popol Vuh and Ash Ra Temple, to create a mutant electronic masterpiece. Praised by Tangerine Dream, and lauded by legions of Krautrock collectors, Monster Planet is an early example of visionary Australian experimentation. Presented as an exact replica of the rare 1975 Clear Light Of Jupiter LP, remastered from the original master tapes and complete with liner notes and rare photos. Monster Planet is taste of what was to come and flourish with further cosmic experiments under the Cyboton name. (Also see Cybotron – Sunday Night At The Total theatre. Dual Planet DUAL002LP)