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Ambient Monkeys

Dream Folder #1 At Crimson's Train Lodge "Myopia World"

- Studio, released November 1997 -


CD release Germany 1997
Design: Edgar Froese

CD release Germany 1998
Design: Edgar Froese
Note: Part of the printing is almost invisible on this scan due to its reflective nature.

CD release Germany 1999
Design: Edgar Froese
Note: Part of the printing is almost invisible on this scan due to its reflective nature.

CD release Germany 2009

CD counterfeit release Russia 2003


1.Token From Birdland [1997 remix]5:595:59
2.Symphony In A-minor 3:263:26
3.The Seventh Propeller Of Silence 3:513:51
4.Calyx Calamander 4:414:41
5.Largo (from Xerxes) [1997 remix]3:04-
6.Riddle Of The Monkey Tribe 3:423:42
7.Moon Marble 3:323:32
8.Concerto In A-Major/Adagio 1:461:46
9.Lemon Vendor Khaly 3:373:37
10.Campera De Mon Glyan 4:474:47
11.Virtue Is Its Own Reward 3:103:10
12.Panta Rhei 3:153:15
13.Myopia World 3:463:46
Total running time48:3645:32


Recording date1997
Recording site(s)Fujiwara Studios
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese, J.S. Bach, G.F. Händel, W.A. Mozart
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese, Gisela Kloetzer
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


Right before TD entered the stage during their Europe gigs in 1997, spectators could hear some mellow music, mostly consisting of re-arranged well-known TD material overlaid by some nature, animal or environment sounds. "On public demand", as stated in the booklet, this "pre-concert ambient music" has become available on the CD Ambient Monkeys on the TDI label. Pre-release CDs had been sold on the merchandise stall during TD's British tour in November 1997 first. The tracks of this version were not indexed. The official CD came without the track Largo (from Xerxes) and was released with different cover artwork in June 1998 in the Dream Dice box set, and later also separately.




In 1999 Ambient Monkeys was re-issued by TDI with different cover artwork.


In 2003 a counterfeit version of the album was released in Russia.


In March 2009 the album was re-released with completely different cover design as part of an extensive digipack series (consisting of a total of more than 60 CD and DVD releases) by the Germany based Membran record label.


The Microcosm Album

Obviously, the cover of the 2009 re-release of Ambient Monkeys is based on some artwork that is published on Edgar Froese's website for a solo album titled Microcosm. This album has never been released, so Edgar Froese probably decided to offer the artwork for the re-release of Ambient Monkeys -- especially as it is quite similar to the cover of the album release from 1999.

(Click on the image to see a larger version of the cover in a new browser window)


1997: TDI
CD [a]: TDI011CD
1998: TDI/EFA
CD [b]: 63001-2
1999: TDI/EFA
CD [b]: 63001-2
2009: Membran
CD [b]: 232628; digipack
2003: Dora
Counterfei-CD [b]: JPCD 2003040; standard jewel case; multicoloured disc
Ambient Monkeys was also released as part of the set Dream Dice.

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