Peter Gressick called a sequence of notes that corresponds to the seven successive weekdays the "module". Each module lasts - is performed - for one week only. The modules form the basis for improvised musical pieces performed by a group called "KLANDESTEIN", and for solo pieces by Peter Gressick. The selection of the solo pieces appears on this album. During performance, as the modules are being processed, they are analysed and transformed according to author’s musical taste - in the meantime basic motifs take shape. Some modules are most interesting than others and so are the results of their processing - some motifs are worth recording, other are mere exercises and drills, some are solely of documentary signifiance, while others acquire artistic dimension.
Module processing involves the search for appropriate rhytm, atmosphere, sound and melody, based on a sequence of notes which are ascribed to a specific week. Significant role in this process is played by the specific characteristics of Peter Gressick’s instrument - analogue YAMAHA synthesiser from the mid-seventies, as well as electronic sound processors.
In most cases one module gives rise to two pieces, and occasionally both of them turn out to be worth recording as in the tracks no.1 ("Nowadays") and no.14 ("The Eighth Of November"), based on one module consisting of the following notes: E-C#-G-F#-C#-A-C#. By the same token, tracks no.2 ("Warning to Others") and no.11 ("False Belief") are constructed upon the D-C#-F#-H--A-F# module.
This CD is a selection of recordings made between October 4th 1998 and March 14th 1999.
Album’s title, along with its gloomy mood, is evocative of horror films, with their suspense and anxiety.
doc. Carol Riffer
PERFORMED BY: PETER GRESSICK
MASTERING: PETER NOISEA
COVER IDEA : PETER GRESSICK
COVER BY: TOM ASH
TEXT LAYOUT: AGNES SPARKS
TEXT TRANSLATED BY: JUST HUN
Analogue Synthesiser Yamaha CS15D
Multieffect Zoom 9002, Digital Delay Coda KD-36
Recorded between October 4th 1998 and March 14th 1999
Special Thanks to doc.Carol Riffer.