Here’s the first of two new releases for February, with this one being from US based artist Peter Kvidera. It’s a scratcy, tape-decayed album of electro-acoustic drones, complete with artwork which has been created by Peter himself. This one will appeal to those who enjoy music on labels such as 12k or Seil, or to Whitelabrecs fans, Blochemy, Pruski or Logic Moon. Verism is out today in a run of 100 gold edition vinyl-effect CDrs. If you follow us on Bandcamp (Click HERE) we’ll keep you updated when we have new releases.
“Peter Kvidera is Minneapolis, US based artist Peter Kvidera, who has previously released albums on Aether Sound, as well as creating material for Triplicate Records and contributing a track for Jogging House’s ‘A Compilation For Oceana’ in 2021. After dedicating time in childhood making music with trumpet and guitar, Peter progressed into manipulating electronic sounds in high school and he has been doing it ever since. His work now is typically born through experimenting with new techniques, instruments and processes; throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.
For ‘Verism’, a liminal sleep sound became the hook, as a fuzzy form of minimalism sprawled across 9 hazy tracks. A simple loop-based approach was adopted, gathering sampled instruments and field recordings and funneling them through software utilities. Peter was interested in exploring the line between music and sound, questioning what makes a group of sounds take the step into becoming music versus an audio collage of gathered sounds. He experimented with manipulating the timbre of instruments and other audio, to explore the tipping points of whether their original source is still traceable.
It is Peter’s hope that this work of obscured sounds and textures falls just over the line, into musical territory.“
Written and produced by Peter Kvidera
Mastered by James Edward Armstrong
Artwork by Peter Kvidera
Art and design by Andrew Heath