My Favourite Canadian Prog Album of All Time is Getting a Re-release

I wore out at least two vinyl copies of FM’s Black Noise album after it was released in 1977 because  I was in such awe of the virtuosity displayed by Nash the Slash, Cameron Hawkins and Martin Deller. How could three guys make that much music? It was ahead of its time then and even though it’s THAT old, I think it still sounds pretty fresh.

I’ll be buying Black Noise again once it comes out on October 14 on 180-gram vinyl, the first time it’s appeared in this format in three decades. Peter Moore (Cowboy Junkies) has remastered the record, too, so you know it’ll sound even better. And yes, there will be a CD version featuring a couple of bonus tracks that were recorded at the old Larry’s Hideaway back in 1977.

If you’re into any kind of electronic music, you need this record in your collection.  Scroll down for the full track listing.

Black Noise Track Listing
**Bonus tracks only available on Special Edition Digipak CD.

  1.  Phasors on Stun
  2. One O’clock Tomorrow
  3. Hours
  4. Journey
  5. Dialing for Dharma
  6. Slaughter in Robot Village
  7. Aldeberan
  8. Black Noise
  9. Phasors on Stun (Live)**
  10. Black Noise**

While we’re on the topic, Conveyor Records plans to reissue all of FM’s catalogue:  Direct to Disc, Surveillance and City of Fear. There’s also a live DVD coming.  And get this: there’s a new FM album coming in 2015 (sans Nash the Slash, of course. May he rest in peace.)

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