1. Female Figure
  2. The Elephant
  3. Mercury Man
  4. Face on Mars
  5. The Dragon
“Pareidolia” is the debut album by Däcker. Däcker is the alter ego of Dutch musician Peter Dekker.

THE CONCEPT
Pareidolia is the tendency for incorrect perception of a stimulus as an object, pattern or meaning known to the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds, seeing faces in inanimate objects or abstract patterns, or hearing hidden messages in music. The five extensive album tracks (varying from 5 to almost 25 minutes, exposing hypnotical and dreamy sceneries full of analog sounds, sequencers, bleeps and storytelling leads) refer to pareidolia from space. Including the “Female on Mars”, which is displayed on the cover artwork.

THE MUSIC
The basis for the music on this album was improvised/created/recorded during a beautiful Sunday in August 2018. Initially recorded on cd-r by Peter Dekker, spontaneously and in one take, the finalized registrations offered no opportunities to remix this music. When Dutch musician and label owner Remy Stroomer heard the music, he offered to enhance these recordings. The project originally entitled “Sessions 2018”, was revisited entirely the months after. Maintaining the original structures and feeling as much as possible, Remy added his personal touch and musical vision to it.

THE COMPOSER
Dutchman Peter Dekker (1973) remembers to have music in his head constantly since he was a 4-years old boy. It takes until his 9th when he comes up with his first compositions. In first instance Peter takes piano lessons and writes piano pieces, and as soon as he obtains his first keyboard on his 15th birthday, he starts to make electronic music. Now, 32 years later, Peter owns more than 50 electronic music instruments, with which he composed and recorded an uncountable amount of music. Peter could be working for days and even weeks on real compositions, but above all he prefers to create music in the most direct and spontaneous way: just sit and play. He tries to reflect his widely oriented musical taste and interests into his compositions, especially those styles you wouldn't associate with electronica in the first place, like rock, jazz and Latin.

Main inspirators include Vangelis, Nova / Peru, Jean Michel Jarre, Neuronium, Ed Starink and Jun Fukamachi. With his alter ego Däcker, Peter explores a musical style which also has obvious links with a certain electronic music movement from Germany. Peter Dekker sees himself as a composer using synthesizers for the creation of his music, rather than a synthesizer composer or musician of electronic music.