Computerchemist

Computerchemist is the ongoing solo project of Dave Pearson, who lives in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, after moving from the UK in 2008.
Over nearly 30 years Dave's music has been strongly influenced by “classic” Berlin School performers such as Tangerine Dream (mostly from the '72-'86 period) and Klaus Schulze, as well as taking inspiration from newer, more contemporary musicians with a diversity ranging from The Mars Volta to Csaba Vedres.
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Computerchemist - Aqual Measure

Artist: Computerchemist
P: 2009
This is a combination of keyboard music and drums, live guitar and over 60 minutes of music that crosses the boundaries of certain boundaries of music that nobody thought could have been breached. In between the guitar attacks, Pearson constructs cool melodies and sonic landscapes of classic synthesizer-crafted beauty. He's an incredible instrumentalist and a versatile musician. Start to finish, there's a lot to like in Aqual Measure. It's much more than just another trip down an electronic memory lane. This is solid music for now, inspired by then. It has all the hypnotic moments from the 70's and the emotional moments from the 80's.

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Computerchemist - Atmospheric

Artist: Computerchemist
P: 2007
The album "atmospheric" was released in January 2007 to critical acclaim. Drawing heavily on the Berlin School sound, but interpreting it in a distinctly modern style, within its seven tracks it takes the listener on a fresh voyage of discovery, with each piece telling a very different story through the universal medium of music. These compositions posses the unique character of merging a sense of scientific curiosity with a mood of eternal optimism. Uplifting and infectious, the tunes are tastefully crafted to entertain while banishing all doldrums. Invoking Berlin School inspiration and a love of Tangerine Dream, Computerchemist (aka Dave Pearson) fires off a batch of beat-and-melody driven joyrides that are a pleasure to listen to, especially if you're a fan of old-school electronica.

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Computerchemist - Icon One

Artist: Computerchemist
P: 2007
"Icon One" is a great progression over Dave's previous effort. This is EM with a strong Rock edge. I guess if we take Tangerine Dream's instrumentation of the 1990's (keyboards, guitars, drums, sax etc) and take away most of the Pop / easy-listening sensibilities typical of their music from that era, we'd get something like "Icon One". There's a distinct cinematic/narrative overtone to all the pieces here, the longer ones clearly sliced into movements, and the sonic imagery comes across quite clearly. It's a very tasty ride, especially for the analogue-heads among us. Dave Pearson is certainly an artist to look out for. Best track: "Icon Zero".

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Computerchemist - Landform

Artist: Computerchemist
P: 2008
"Landform" is the third album of British musician Dave Pearson who currently resides in Hungary. It contains five massive tracks stretching over 50 minutes.
"After the Eclipse" begins with reflective electric piano. However, in just a few seconds a sequence appears and drums are introduced. Melancholic pads really remind on 1980's Tangerine Dream. When the echoing guitar is introduced, the TD comparison becomes almost inevitable. Melodically, this track is very strong. Schmoelling & co couldn't do it any better. The sequencing shines through around the 5-minute mark as reflective Mellotron strings add that special touch. I also like the drums that sound lively and vigorous.
"Darklight Drive" is much more subtle, beginning with long synth pads, a few effects and nice piano playing. It's all fairly atmospheric and suspenseful. Dark cellos add a touch of mystery, before bright sequences and a bit funky guitar take things to a completely different territory. There's almost a Hard Rock / Industrial vibe to this track, with distorted solos, grungy sequences and heavy drums. The synths are much more aggressive than what is to be expected from Dave. This is stark and dark Electronic Music that will still be enjoyed by fans of the classic Berlin School works. The sequences in the second part of this track are some of the best I've heard in a while. The drums go insane, adding a touch of Krautrock and Mellotron strings finish off this satisfying piece of music.
"Cave Search" starts as a piano solo, before subtle synth pads come out of nowhere. The drum rhythm appears in a relaxed tempo, with Mellotron strings and horns serving as basic melodic ingredient. The sequences appear in typical Berlin School fashion once again, as the track becomes more urgent and propulsive. A section of reflective pads is torn apart by a storm of rapid sequencing and effects. A "motorik" rhythm starts, adding that pleasant Rock touch. Nice guitar riffs appear, as all rhythms drown in a sea of distorted effects. The sequence tries several times to win a place under the sun, as guitar wails become even more menacing and unsettling. More crystalline sequences appear, as Mellotron strings finish off this epic track.
The title cut is next. Ethereal flutes and slightly phased strings paint an airy and magic landscape. A bubbly sequence starts, as darkish synthesizers envelop the electronic rhythm. The sequences are very prominent, while all other sounds support the rhythmic pulsations. Overall, it's a relatively soft, atmospheric track from Dave.
Finally, "Geoid" is straight into laid-back and tasty sequencing that, for some reason, reminded me on Redshift. A wonderful beginning of a scorching EM track. The guitar solo is very Froese-like and fits perfectly to this kind of music. The sequences become more rolling and intricate, as wonderful electric piano adds a Jazzy touch. It's guitar and drums mostly for a couple of seconds before the sequence returns in all its glory, only to be interrupted by melancholic strings and guitar.
"Landform" is certainly the best album by Dave in terms of atmosphere and composition. A real treat for fans of sequencer-based music.

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Computerchemist - Music for Earthquakes

Artist: Computerchemist
P: 2011

Music for Earthquakes, is an ambient CD with real tectonic sounds of the Earth.
A 4,8 magnitude earthquake in Hungary on the 29th January 2011 was the inspiration for this ambient concept.
Using raw seismological data from earthquake stations in Tés (Left channel) and Budapest (Right channel) for track 1, and Tés (Left channel) and Gánt (Right channel) for track 2, 3 hours of observational data have been turned into just over 30 minutes of ambience, processed only through harmonic generators, with no other effects or post processing applied. This is music, from earthquakes, for earthquakes.
Realised, composed, produced and mixed by Dave Pearson

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.217 06/13
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 217
06/2013

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.220 09/13
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 220
09/2013

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