Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Suyra Kris Peters- Holy Holy Holy (Electric Magic EMLP-09)

This is another limited edition vinyl release from Christian Peters (Samsara Blues Experiment).  It is a collection of some of his previous digital only EPs from the last year.  Side A is taken from the Schorfheide Blues EP and totally different with songs between 2 and 5mins in length. Leise Versprecheu starts things off with a very relaxing drone synth, piano and some wind. A very relaxing track. Tauz des Wayserläufer is a short synth piece (sounds like his modular) repeating mostly one line but with another cutting through it in a slow and buzzing way. Very cool the way it transforms. Schorfheide Blues is a bit of a shock to the system with its heavy distorted guitar played over some drums (mixed quite far back). Later it becomes two guitar layers and ending with some mellotron like synths. Soirée à Lunéville is back to some piano and a like plucked violin sound and is quite a short number. Machtscatteuspleeu ends side A with another short synth piece. Side B is a 20min long modular synthesizer exploration (listen below) unlike anything he has previously released. IT has over 20 layers of sounds and is quite complex at times. It starts off very slowly with piano, another lead synth with a bit of a mysterious sound, then another layer starts to repeat.. This is how the piece is built. Some layers get louder and others lower as it grows in complexity but with the one lead synth slowly maintaining  theme you can grab on. 3mins in a new bass line starts and a more spaced out sound with some effects that kind of gets into your brain, grab your attention. By 10mins it is a musically in a totally different place than where it started and stripped down to just two or three layers- a fast oscillating one, and one or two spacey layers. I really love the spacey guitar that cuts in around 12mins. Reminds me of some of the stuff from my solo album (due out next year). Around 17mins it devolves into an almost Tuvian throat singer like part that is quite cool and the guitar comes back again. Some really nice panning in this section as well. A great piece of music. I loved it.  More, please.  This is being released in Feb 2017 on a limited edition vinyl in 200 copies with an insert and silkscreen handmade covers. Cool..

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