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Released  1986 (1986)
Atavachron (1986)  Sand (1987)
Release date  1986
Label  Enigma Records
Length  36:52
Artist  Allan Holdsworth
Producer  Allan Holdsworth
Genres  Jazz, Jazz fusion
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Recorded  Front Page Recorders in Costa Mesa, California
Similar  Allan Holdsworth albums, Jazz fusion albums

Allan holdsworth atavachron

Atavachron is the fourth studio album by guitarist Allan Holdsworth, released in 1986 through Enigma Records (United States) and JMS–Cream Records (Europe). The album's title and seventh track, as well as the cover art, are references to the "Atavachron" alien time travel device from the Star Trek episode "All Our Yesterdays". This marks Holdsworth's first recorded use of the SynthAxe, an instrument which would be featured prominently on many of his future albums.


Allan holdsworth atavachron studio version

Critical reception

John W. Patterson of AllMusic gave Atavachron four stars out of five, describing it as "semi-progressive" with a "symphonic element" and praising it as "clear evidence of the genius Holdsworth was demonstrating release after release". He also highlighted the use of the SynthAxe, as well as praising the "beautiful female vocals" of Rowanne Mark, who makes her first of two appearances on a Holdsworth album.

Track listing

All tracks written by Allan Holdsworth, except where noted.


  • Allan Holdsworth – guitar, SynthAxe, engineering, mixing, production
  • Rowanne Mark – vocals (track 6)
  • William Edward Childs – keyboard (tracks 2, 5)
  • Alan Pasqua – keyboard (tracks 3, 4, 6)
  • Gary Husband – drums (except tracks 3, 5, 7)
  • Chad Wackerman – drums (tracks 3, 7)
  • Tony Williams – drums (track 5)
  • Jimmy Johnson – bass
  • Robert Feist – engineering, mixing
  • Dan Humann – engineering, mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Songs

    1Non Brewed Condiment3:41
    3The Dominant Plague5:42


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