1. Timeslip Part 1
  2. Timeslip Part 2
  3. Timeslip Part 3 MP3 soundclip of Part 3 [1:40]
Peter Tedstone - CY Freemoog - Minimoog Emulator, Minimogue VA - Minimoog Emulator, Minimogue Luxus - Minimoog Emulator, Analog Warfare 3 - Analogue Synth, Arppe2600va - ARP 2600 Emulator, AM Table Synth - FM Synth, Tapeworm 2 - Mellotron Emulator, Superwave P8 - Analogue Synth, Pre One - SCI Pro One Emulator 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 vigor, as does a scything lead.

If you like your Berlin School this is a real must buy.

2007. DL