The Beloved in a Snowflake

by Michael Peters

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Essential Michael Peters listening:

My own favorite pieces from the past few years.

Most of these tracks are solo electric guitar improvisations with electronics and loops.

All pieces have been released before on Bandcamp and Soundcloud but I have made a number of edits for this release, and finally, Markus Reuter added his fairy dust, mastering all pieces

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released June 2, 2017

Michael Peters - guitars, guitar synthesizers, digital processing

All tracks except track 15 were recorded in realtime
Tracks 05,11,13, and 14 were recorded live

Michael Frank: guitar and loops on track 14
Walter Brühn: mixing and mastering of track 15

Mastered by Markus Reuter

Dervish photo: Michael Peters

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Rick Walker writes,

Listening to Michael Peters, "The Beloved in a Snowflake". Michael is a multi-media artist from just outside Cologne in Germany. He's been an inspiration to me since the first time I heard his Y2K project, where he created a single piece of music every day for the year 2000. In fact, I stole that title for the Y2K17 International Live Looping Festivals (not sure if I ever admitted it in public before, but it's the truth). Peters has been very active in the Chain Tape Collective, which Mikko Biffle convinced me to join just before the Millennium; something that really kicked started my first foray into electronic music. Peters also has been very active in the live looping community (producing numerous Looping Festivals in Cologne and performing in many more). He also studied with Robert Fripp and this record is a solo guitar outing, with a healthy amount of live looping and DSP accompaniment. I can also say that he is a beautiful photographer and visual artist. He's a true Renaissance person

"The Beloved in a Snowflake" is a very powerful record. Peters just paints alien landscapes with his compositions and improvisations and his vibe is filling this empty house as deeply as any recording I've heard. I'm a professional percussionist and I'm really enjoying a lot of the algorithmic rhythmic elements on the record. There are some surprisingly funky parts yet this is not close to a funk record.

There are also ambient qualities to some of the backing tracks but this is by no means an ambient record. It also just doesn't sound like anything I've heard and that says a LOT when you are talking about a solo guitar record.

Anyway, once again, Michael continues to be, not just a good friend, but a hero of mine.

Beautiful and challenging record. Support this artist.
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Michael Peters Köln, Germany

Far away from the musical mainstream, always looking for new sound worlds: polyrhythmic minimal music, ambient sound clouds, avantgarde rock, abstract and atonal experiments, algorithmic compositions, field recordings, guitar and livelooping ... WIRE magazine has reviewed some of Michael's albums in their "Outer Limits" section - that says it all, more or ... more

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