CD-R Auricle AMCDR 310
View 1 19'34"
2. View 2 24'43"
in April 1989.
Self-released cassette: PT 08 © 1989.
Picture by H/B.
transfer supplied by Jack McCafferty.
Enhanced, rebalanced and repaired by Alan Freeman.
Produced by Auricle Music, August 2021.
License: Peter Tedstone.
Peter Tedstone: synthesizer, sampler.
This is one of the 3 last cassettes that Peter recorded in
the late 1980s, then making use of new cheap sampling technology. The results
were a trilogy of weird electronic albums that are still in a world of their
own many decades later.
When reissuing Audion issues as
pdf/multimedia editions, the conversation turned to the possibility of these
reissues, of which Peter consented. However, he no longer had masters, due to
a mishap, hence these releases are transferred from old cassettes, with minor
repair and remastering.
The review below is from Audion 13,
page 30, written by Alan Freeman, the manager of Auricle Music.
(Private PT 08) MC: 45m
ADVENTURE IN ALGIERS
(Private PT 09) MC: 42m
Tedstone has often been criticised for the way he's generally latched onto
trends and the ideas of others, instead of venturing down his own pathway of
exploration. But now, all that has changed, Peter has made a vast departure
with these 2 releases of highly innovative and explorative music that blends
the bizarre, the atonal, spacious and sequential most effectively.
Both tapes feature one lengthy
work per side. VIEW is Peter at his most experimental and atonal yet. The
first 11 minutes of VIEW 1 consist of a carefully crafted array of bizarre
vocal sample effects over a hypnotic droning underlay, no melodic structure
or rhythmic base at all, and all VIEW 2 is strange and atmospheric with muted
chime-like percussives. Only the closing 9 minutes of VIEW 1 are melodic and
recognisable as Peter Tedstone from his previous releases.
ALGIERS is an even more surprising
release, in ideas this is probably more experimental, yet the results: an
ethnic synth music, are likely to be more accessible and have wider appeal. A
totally unique environment has been created here. most of the sounds are
self-sampled: percussives are all vocal sounds like Cush! prchch! etc, computer
generated voice and tape effects are used most effectively. The Arabian
tinged sequential- melodies may well remind one of Steve Hillman, yet Peter
has gone beyond those realms to a weird fascinating sound-world that is most
rewarding. Such radical steps of invention now have me wondering - what next?
Whatever, it should be exciting!
Original issue: private MC from Peter Tedstone PT 08 © 1989.
CD-R: 20 numbered copies - released /2021.
Bandcamp download - released /2021.
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