Light Flux was released as companion to the long-awaited autobiography by Edgar Froese. It comes in two versions: as a full length album with six tracks and as a EP featuring only three of the six tracks.
The EP version is part of the so-called 'cupdisc' series that, so far, includes the following albums:
The full length album was given for free to the first 500 who participated in the pre-sale of the book (and had to wait more than three and a half year for its release), while all other pre-sale participants who pre-ordered the book until 13th July 2017 received the EP version for free. As naturally Edgar Froese sadly could not sign the book nor the CDs (as it was envisaged once), Eastgate decided not to go for a limited CD or EP, thus both versions are regularily available.
Both versions of Light Flux come in cardboard sleeves with different background colours. The artwork is based on that of the album Force Majeure (that was re-used in a simplified version for the autobiography as well), though the squares of the original artwork now look as distorted into irregular shapes (probably under the influence of some light flux?).
The two longest tracks on the album, Green Summer Clouds and Reaching Ravenna were composed and performed by Edgar Froese and Thorsten Quaeschning in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Though the name Green Summer Clouds is compiled from three of the four track titles of the album Green Desert (1973/1986) by some unknown reason, the music bears no resemblance to those tracks.
Meteor and Nemesis are solo tracks by Edgar Froese, edited for release by Ulrich Schnauss. Meteor apparently stems from the recording sessions of Pinnacles (1983) and was later used as background music for the audio novel Der Meteor (1997), hence its name on this release. Nemesis is an unreleased studio composition from 1981 that shares its melody with one of the three main themes from the Digital Times Suite (of which no studio version exists) but is otherwise unique.
The two remaing tracks are studio reworkings of material from Logos Live (1982) and Tyger (1987), recorded between 2008 and 2014 with the then current line-up of Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning, Hoshiko Yamane and Ulrich Schnauss.
A short time after their CD release both album and EP became available as MP3 downloads at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well.
CD [a]: eastgate 078 CD; multi-coloured disc; matrix code: 078; cardboard sleeve; no order number on disc or sleeve
CD [b]: eastgate 079 CD; multi-coloured disc; matrix code: 079; cardboard sleeve; no order number on disc or sleeve
2017: Tangerine Dream Download Shop
Download [a]: ; complete release or individual tracks as MP3
Download [b]: ; complete release or individual tracks as MP3