After more than 20 years of complete abstinence from the music business, former Tangerine Dream member reappeared with a brand-new studio album, Machines Of Desire in spring 2016. It contains eight new compositions, their mostly dark mood reflected by the album's almost black cover. All tracks are purely instrumental, featuring quite minimalistic melodies which somewhat can be regarded as Peter Baumann's trademark. This album has much more in common with Baumann's first two solo albums Romance 76 (1976) and Trans Harmonic Nights (1979) than with his later works.
Peter Baumann was assisted in production and mixing by San Francisco based sound engineer and producer Matia Simovich, who as well co-wrote two of the compositions on this album.
The album was initially released on both CD and vinyl by the German label Bureau B which is well-known for re-releasing quite a number of classic EM albums from the seventies and eighties, mainly from German artists, which had been long out-of-print.
2016: Bureau B
CD: BB 234; digipack; white/grey/blue/red disc
CD + LP: BB 234; black vinyl
CD + LP: BB 234; white vinyl; limited edition of 500 signed and numbered copies