Peter Beasley | SYM
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London

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Havantville [6:26] 6:26
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York Aspiring N/A
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Qwerty Uiop [1:22] 1:22
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Hunger Hill N/A
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[b]Peter Beasley[/b] - keyboards, synthesizers, sequencers, drums, percussion [b]Gary Attwood[/b] - guitar on Qwerty Uiop [b]Dave Titchen[/b] - piano solo on York Aspiring [b]Qwerty Uiop, Hunger Hill [/b] and [b] York Aspiring [/b] are excerpts from my album[b] \\\'Coruscation\\\'[/b], originally released in 1987; re-released 2007. [link=\\\"http://peterbeasley.fourfour.com/discography?id=558\\\"][b]Click here to buy \\\'Coruscation\\\' direct from artist\\\'s website[/b][/link][link=\\\"http://www.downloadplatform.com/peter_beasley/\\\"] [b]Click here to download \\\'Coruscation\\\' from MusicZeit[/b][/link] [b]Havantville[/b] is a rough rhythmic framework; a work in progress for a new album (see below). Initially a rock drummer on the [b]London[/b], UK pub circuit (1977-1983), I became increasingly interested in composing, recording and performing instrumental keyboard/synthesizer music. In 1985 I co-founded [b]AMP Records[/b] with Mark Jenkins and Ash Prema and contributed three tracks (\\\'Ollie\\\'s Camera Looks\\\', \\\'Cherub\\\' and \\\'Parchal Papaguio\\\') to[b] \\\'The AMP Records Compilation Album\\\'[/b]. I performed much of [b]\\\'Coruscation\\\'[/b] live in the mid-80s, including a 1986 UK Tour. It was released to coincide with a performance at the[b] UK Electronica Festival[/b] at the Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford in November 1987. It was re-released [b]5th November 2007[/b] on [b] Metalbottle Records[/b] (CD-R), re-mixed, re-mastered with bonus tracks, to mark the 20th Anniversary. Track listing:- [b]Hunger Hill[/b] (6.00) [b]The Swaggering [/b](4.58) [b] Nullified[/b] (4.25) [b] Qwerty Uiop[/b] (6.56) [b] York Aspiring[/b] (21.21). Bonus tracks:- [b]Hunger Hill (Under Construction)[/b] (5.45)[b] Qwerty Uiop (Demo)[/b] (5.41)[b] York Aspiring (Demo)[/b] (22.13). I was diagnosed with Parkinson\\\'s disease in 2003 which has severely restricted the use of my fingers and hand, forcing me to rely on sequencing and programming more extensively in current projects including a new album -[b] \\\'The Tree That Wished To Dance.\\\'[/b] [b]Review of original \\\'Coruscation\\\' release by Alan Freeman, Audion Magazine:-[/b] For anyone into strong, muscular synth music, this album has much to offer: [b]HUNGER HILL[/b] moves along at breakneck speed;[b] THE SWAGGERING[/b] features strong percussives and is jazzy in a kind of Roger Powell way;[b] NULLIFIED[/b] is more unusual, with reverberating drums beating strongly against a Tangerine Dream like tune, the effect being somewhat like Peter Frohmader\\\'s \\\'Ritual\\\' album, but Beasley\\\'s approach is more spritely and light;[b] QWERTY UIOP[/b] is a kind of like a disco-ified Ashra sequencer piece, the guitar solo is nice, but it\\\'s a pity it wasn\\\'t a bit more forward in the mix. The major triumph here though is the side long[b] YORK ASPIRING[/b], which opens swirling from the void into a typically Tangerine Dream \\\'White Eagle\\\' period, relaxed melodic rhythmic piece. The composition is quite clever, different ideas take over in steps, so that the fabric of the music is constantly changing. Moving from the gently melodic to the thunderously heavy to the cacophonous to the tranquil with ease. The final section again has an Ashra type sequence, complex percussives and some Tangerine Dream style solos - finishing the album most vibrantly. I must say[b] CORUSCATION[/b] surprised me a great deal and no doubt it will surprise many other people too. Recommended to all fans of melodic, rhythmic synth music. [link=\\\"http://peterbeasley.fourfour.com\\\"][b]Click here to visit official Peter Beasley website[/b][/link] [link=\\\"http://www.myspace.com/beasleycoruscation\\\"] [b]Click here to visit Peter Beasley on MySpace[/b][/link] [link=\\\"http://www.last.fm/music/Peter+Beasley\\\"] [b]Listen to more Peter Beasley at last.fm[/b][/link] [b][i][u][/u][/i][/b][b][/b][b][i][/i][/b][i][b][b][/b][color=\\\"blue\\\"][/color]

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