Peter Van Hoesen: Perceiver (T2X22)
'Perceiver' is Peter Van Hoesen's second album following 2010's 'Entropic City': It presents clear evidence of Van Hoesen's continual experiments into sound. Sourced from enough material to fill two albums, 'Perceiver' represents a huge body of work - an audio collage, spanning reduced modular electronics, richly textured electronica and intricate, diverse techno.
The opening tracks of the LP explore gently-abstract and rhythmic zones. It is clear that intricacy and diversity are high on Van Hoesen's sonic agenda. The album's initial voyage, 'Objects From The Past', or the revolving organic details of 'Spectral Participant', are but a few examples of the depth and scope of this new work.
Further on, 'Perceiver' becomes focused on headstrong contemporary techno. Cavernous off-world club tracks - the biting snarl of 'Decoder' - or the futuristic festival moments like 'Inspection In Solitude' with its entrancing arpeggios, lead us toward the album's conclusion.
Vitally alive, pulling the listener away from genre boundaries and into the more adventurous realms of electronica, 'Perceiver' offers a telling insight into the explorations of a producer who is driven forward by new discoveries in sound.
The album can be purchased directly from the Time To Express Bandcamp shop:
01 Objects From the Past
02 To Alter a Vector
03 Seven, Green and Black
04 Spectral Participant
05 Attack on the Reality Principle
06 Nefertiti / Always Beyond
07 Inspection in Solitude
08 Rapture's Coming
10 Attribute 39
11 Europa / Unlit Bonfire
Written and produced by Peter Van Hoesen.
Mastered by Matt Colton at Air Studios, London.
Release/catalogue number: T2X22
Release date: Sep 3, 2012