Running time: 0:55:20
Part 1 - 21:54
Part 2 - 13:41
Part 3 - 19:45
Timeslip is the first album in Peter's "Time Trilogy" (along with Timestorm and Time & Motion).
All three are available here on MusicZeit.
Recreating the sounds of Moog Synthesisers & Mellotrons to capture the feel of 1970's Berlin School.
Sequences, atmospheric passages and soaring leads mixed with the driving forces of English School
aggressiveness and percussion.
Review by David Law:
I would imagine that to many of you Peter Tedstone would be a new name but he
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 vigour, as does a scything lead.
If you like your Berlin School this is a real must buy.
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