'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. With a clear progression, the album ascends patiently from perplexing sound pieces into fierce club-ready movements, spanning 60 minutes.
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.
released 03 September 2012
Written and produced by Peter Van Hoesen.
Mastered by Matt Colton at Air Studios, London.
Album illustration by Peter Van Hoesen. Layout by Yko.