Bernard Szajner's Synth Classic 'Visions of Dune' Receives Vinyl Reissue

Bernard Szajner's Synth Classic 'Visions of Dune' Receives Vinyl Reissue
Already this year, we've seen a vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to David Lynch's 1984 film Dune. Now, another record inspired by Frank Herbert's 1965 sci-fi novel is set to be reissued, as Z's 1979 synth opus Visions of Dune will arrive on August 25 via InFine Music.

Z is the alias of French synth pioneer Bernard Szajner, who created this concept album based on the original trilogy of Dune novels (more books in the series were later released). An announcement describes the album like this: "Dystopian sci-fi drones and otherworldly melodies drift across the stereo spectrum, creating a multi-layered, deeply immersive listening experience."

The album has been remastered by Rashad Becker using the original tapes. It comes in a new sleeve and includes two bonus cuts from the original sessions — "Spice" and "The Duke" — which label Pathé Marconi EMI apparently rejected for being "too futuristic."

Below, listen to a 10-minute "miximix" of the album by Finders Keepers' Andy Votel. The album can be pre-ordered from Bleep.

Thanks to FACT for the tip.

Visions of Dune:

1. Dune

2. Bashar

3. Thufir Hawat

4. Sardaukar

5. Bene Gesserit

6. Shai Hulud

7. The Duke (bonus track)

8. Fremen

9. Harkonnen

10. Adab

11. Gom Jabbar

12. Ibad

13. Kwizatz Haderach

14. Spice (bonus track)