Comments and reviews ....
This is the third in his
'Time' series and once again, right from the
beautifully mellotron washed opener, he comes up with a real Berlin
School pleaser. Wonderful thick analogue sounds abound supporting the
tron and of course sequences take a leading role both in melody and as
an exciting driving force. There is also a gentler, even tender side
portrayed. I would even go as far as to describe it as pure joy,
especially in the use of nicely bouncing rhythms and uplifting virtual
guitar. It just wouldn't seem right though for such an album to be in a
completely 'positive' mood so there are also the occasional brooding
moments such as on the third track, the rhythms this time imparting a
dark determination battling against the more euphoric sequence, a
searing lead line arcing between the opposing forces. If anything the
last track is even more powerful, the snarling lead and earth shaking
pulsations being quite devastating, finishing proceedings with a real
snarl. It reminded me a little of the heavier moments from Edgar
Froese's 'Ages'. If you are a fan of analogue sounding sequencer and
mellotron based music this should be well up your street. I certainly
enjoyed it immensely. Every track was worth a listen but especially
that last twenty-three minute piece was quite awesome!
David Law / Synth
Peter Tedstone ....
Peter started playing music at around the age of eight, learning the
recorder at school and also used to bash away at his father's piano.
teens Peter attempted to teach himself the guitar without much success,
handed was probably a contributing aspect but this didn't stop him being
teen bands though.
Peter started playing keyboards with various 'pub' bands in the late
early eighties and following a visit to the first UK Electronica at Milton
decided to launch a solo career and released 'Eve of Dawn' in 1983.
After his third album 'Prismatic' was released in 1984, Peter was invited
by Andy G
(of Lotus Records, who sold Peter's albums) to play in the afternoon
Stafford Gatehouse Theater at UK Electronica 1986. Peter was then invited
the next year's UK Electronica as opening support to the evening
Peter continued to release albums up to the end of the decade by which
the advent of digital samplers, his music had taken on a more experimental
Peter then decided to take a few years off and returned to his solo work
Peter released the techno influenced album 'Dreamstates' in 2001 and 'Zwölf'
in 2002 was a very successful album of melodic EM. In 2007 Peter recorded
'Timeslip', the first of his Berlin School inspired albums in the 'Time'
Peter has also started a series of space ambient albums, the first of
these was the
free download, 'Dark Memories' followed by the 'Origins of Species' album.