Opus 1 & 2

by Peter Andersson

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The very first (and very primitive) recordings by Peter Andersson! Don't expect too much from these tracks, they are my first attempts of making music. The real titles for these tracks are lost (if there ever were any) so I simply call them Opus 1 & 2. They were composed in spring 1988 using a cheap toy keyboard (which I just got as a birthday gift from my parents) with some built-in simple FM synthesis functions. The recordings were made directly from the keyboard speakers into a mono microphone of a portable radio receiver/cassette player. The sweeping sounds and melody lines are hand played, the other sequenced sounds and beats are generated from the auto-accompaniment section of the keyboard. So in all, the recordings does lack a lot in quality, mainly regarding the frequency spectrum, which is very narrow. However, some small quality gaining procedures was made during mastering. Nevertheless, they are my first compositions and recordings and I am happy that they were saved. It's funny to read the verdict about the keyboard from vintagesynth.com: "At the end of the day, the PSS-470 seems like a pretty advanced synth-toy, but still one that no real musician would consider using." I couldn't agree more.

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released March 20, 2018

Music by Peter Andersson 1988. K-14 mastering 2018.
Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2018-91.

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Raison d'être, formed in 1991 by the sound artist Peter Andersson, has since then supplying listeners with overwhelming dark ambient industrial landscapes of beauty and sorrow, mainly on the now defunct Cold Meat Industry label. Peter Andersson also has a number of side projects including Atomine Elektrine, Bocksholm, Necrophorus, Stratvm Terror, Panzar and more. ... more

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