Tedstone, Peter

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Tedstone, Peter
Peter Tedstone - Time + Motion

Artist: Peter Tedstone
P: 2007   
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!

12,90 EUR
 
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Peter Tedstone - Timeslip

Artist: Peter Tedstone
P: 2007   
Peter Tedstone has actually been releasing music since the early eighties. Over the years he has turned his hands to quite a few styles.
'Timeslip' however is the first in a series that unashamedly and with huge success concentrates on 70s style Berlin School music.
Grumbling, brooding electronic effects ooze attitude. Mellotron choir strikes up followed by a lonesome lead line. All we need is a sequence to complete the picture and sure enough, in the wake of sonic blasts, more tron and a superb mournful lead line, those slow deep echoing pulses arrive. The sequence increases in pace, a second one is added and in quick time we are belting along in a wonderful mid seventies style paradise. A staccato lead line and driving rhythm are deployed and the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end- this is awesome stuff! The sequences, Mellotron, rhythm and various lead lines all take their turns to come and go, morphing as they do so, creating an ever changing pattern, each mini section sounding even better than the last. Some 'retro' musicians are OK at sequences and other have a feel for melody; Peter seems to have a gift for both. I couldn't believe it when the twenty-one minute track had come to an end; surely I had only been listening to it for a fraction of that time.
More mellotron and 'Ricochet' type sounds greet us for 'Part 2'. When the sequence arrives it is at least as impressive as the previous examples: deep, powerful and with a certain 'attitude'. This is perfectly complimented by steady but forceful drums around which the sequence gains even greater oomph. We follow a similar pattern to the first track when a second more melodic sequence comes in. Again Peter acts as the master conductor in wielding each element perfectly so that the excitement is retained throughout. There is no setting a sequencer going and coming back to it ten minutes here.
We get a rather 'Encore' feel to the beginning of 'Part 3' though the sequence could have come from a couple of years later- but what a sequence! It belts along at quite a rate, hitting the spot perfectly. An excellent bass throb is deployed at just the right time to give added depth. In the thirteenth minute we descend to almost pure Mellotron in isolation but then of course the sequences then rhythms re-emerge with added vigor, as does a scything lead.
If you like your Berlin School this is a real must buy.

12,90 EUR
 
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Peter Tedstone - Timestorm

Artist: Peter Tedstone
P: 2007   
A lovely little flutey melody floats above some excellent windy sounds creating quite a peaceful setting for the short intro 'Twilight'. Things turn a little darker for 'Monoceros'. Ominous drones provide a backing for a lovely thick bass sequence and mellotron. Initially the timing is quite curious but before long another sequence surges to the surface along with a steady rhythm and superb lead line. What a belter! Bet it would sound great live. 'Oscillator' makes more use of lovely lush 'tron' right from the outset. As we progress things become increasingly moody. By the third minute a slow percussive rhythm starts up punctuating the multi layered mellotron. Another stonking sequence makes an entrance and I'm now reminded of 'Encore' period Tangerine Dream. The sequence steps up a gear and a second falls into formation with the first. We keep getting breaks in the intensity providing a little light and shade. Yet more mellotron introduces 'Emulating'. A flutey melody floats through the ether and gentle piano touches sooth the peaceful atmos still further. A rumbling sequence emerges in the third minute then things get decidedly moody with the introduction of slow drums. This really is beautiful stuff. A new lead cries out to the Heavens. Things change markedly in the ninth minute as a quicker sequence strikes up followed by a rather squelchy and very analogue sounding lead line- all good fun! Things change again in the twelfth minute for an interlude of just tron and piano, only for normal service to be resumed as we plough another pulsating furrow right until the end. The title track starts with cosmic effects and crashes as if hearing the relics of an explosion light years away. The distance softens the sounds creating a lovely subtle atmospheric section. A slow melody calls out. The first sequence arrives and it's excellent- the best on the album so far. This is followed by a mellotron lead line, sequence and purposeful rhythm. Every element is spot on but the tron melody is especially exquisite. What a fantastic track to finish this superb album.


12,90 EUR
 
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Various Artists - Awakenings 2007 Volume 2

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2007
Journeys in Space and Time. 14 new tracks by all the artist listed. Most of them are really Berlin School style.

12,90 EUR
 
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Various Artists - Awakenings 2008 Volume 1

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2008
Compilation of new tracks in Berlin School style by the listed artists.

12,90 EUR
 
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Various Artists - Awakenings 2008 Volume 1.5

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2008
Compilation of new tracks in Berlin School style by the listed artists.

12,90 EUR
 
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Various Artists - Awakenings 2008 Volume 2

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2008
All new tracks by the artists, most Berlin School EM Tracks.

12,90 EUR
 
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Various Artists - Awakenings 2010 Volume 1

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2010
A double album of mainly Berlin School tracks.
With some different and new tracks too.

14,90 EUR
 
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Various Artists - Awakenings 2011 Volume 1

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2011
A double album of mainly Berlin School tracks.
With some different and new tracks too.

14,90 EUR
 
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Various Artists - Awakenings 2012 Volume 2

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2012
"Mythology"
A double album of mainly Berlin School tracks.
With some quite different and new tracks too.

13,90 EUR
 
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Various Artists - Best of Awakenings Vol. 2

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2010
A collection of the best tracks from the Awakwnings compilations.
Here Vol. 2 with the tracks from 2005-2008.

9,50 EUR
 
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Various Artists - Best of Awakenings Vol. 3

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2010
A collection of the best tracks from the Awakwnings compilations.
Here Vol. 3 with the tracks from 2005-2008.

9,50 EUR
 
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Various Artists - Best of Awakenings Vol. 4

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2012
A collection of the best tracks from the Awakwnings compilations.
Here Vol. 4 with the tracks from 2009-2012.

9,50 EUR
 
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