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THESIS 19 - Mark Peters & Clem Leek

by Mark Peters, Clem Leek

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philk282 Another wonderful release from Mark Peters following on from Innerland this time collaborating with Clem Leek Favorite track: Overhill.
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underneathoceans Mark Peters crafts some of the loveliest soundscapes, then Clem Leek joins with the perfect notes on his piano to create some truly transporting music. I bought the vinyl, and I can say that the package itself is well worth the price as well. Favorite track: Overhill.
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Lost Tribe Sound Lovely mix of dew-coated piano melodies and electric guitar lines suspended in late-summer breezes. This is music for wide-open spaces, teeming with life and a crystalline splendor in a way that these specially curated collaboration from Thesis often do.
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From Mark:
In the summer of 2019 I was on holiday in Minorca and received a message from Gregory Euclide asking if I would be interested in working with Thesis on a project.
I was immediately drawn to the simple and effective nature of the label’s presentation. My first thought was that this would be the perfect opportunity to try out
the loop function on my boss DD7 delay pedal and after three or four attempts I was hooked. Gregory asked for a minute long loop to accompany an image on his Thesis Recurring app
so I worked up one of them and decided to think a little more seriously about guitar loops.

As the format of Thesis releases is collaborative in nature, Gregory asked if there was anyone I would like to work with on a project. As I had worked with Clem on an admin basis
(via the production music company I worked for), clicked with him on a personal level and enjoyed his music I thought he would be perfect…

I picked up the Boss RC300 shortly after that, sat down one afternoon and composed and recorded the basis for the e.p in one sitting. I really love the way a piece of equipment
like that enables you to record without being chained to a computer. As simple a thing as looking out of the window at trees and the sky is infinitely more inspiring than glaring at
a monitor and the gloomy grey background of Logic Pro. In addition to the Boss DD7 I also use a Boss RV 6 for reverb and had some older Digitech X-series delay and reverb pedals in the chain too.
They have excellent reverse functions and add a distinctly otherworldly feel to guitar pads. I love the Eventide Blackhole plug in too, so that’s pretty much on most of the music I make in some form or other.

Going back to the early Engineers days, I have always approached producing music in a semi architectural sense. I’m the son of a builder and recording software almost encourages it.
Working from the ground up and I often reinforcing elements to create a strong upward sweep. Great buildings sometimes have Impractical, idiosyncratic elements and this to me is echoed in
fragile, imperfect human touches that provide an element of intimacy to the main spectacle. Working away from the computer encouraged me to work in a much different way. Focusing on the
slow moving drift of clouds, or the way that wind blows trees to create random patterns made for much different and freer creative process. The asymmetry and the intuitive, abstract rhythms
of the natural world are a much more attractive stimulus than a grey computer monitor interface and i think is apparent in the music we have recorded - finding patterns in the formless

After making some first stage mixes, I sent the tracks to Clem to sprinkle some of his very particular fairy dust over them…I was very pleased with the results.

From Gregory:
I was initially intrigued by the artwork for Mark’s New Routes out of Innerland. It felt so familiar. I had to have a listen. Upon hearing it I was shocked to find out how much I loved the music. It was a beautiful blend of the things I loved about ambient music and what my partner calls “Space Rock.” I had never heard Innerland and I was already taking New Routes out of it… I needed to buy Innerland. So I did some research - found out Mark was on Sonic Cathedral label and contacted Nat over there who ended up being super helpful and friendly. I was able to get Innerland and A journey through Ambient Innerland in vinyl. It is no wonder I was drawn to the music, a frequent collaborator with Ulrich Schnauss, Mark’s work is at once blues, ambient and psychedelic.
I contacted Mark and asked if he would be interested in the project and he agreed. I love it when I stumble upon kindred spirits. It seems everything is done over the internet these days, but Mark and I were able to chat up the better part of an afternoon. He suggested working with Clem and I was thrilled. Could not have made a better suggestion myself. The results are exactly what I would have guessed two musicians at the forefront of their genres would produce. You are going to love this one.


released November 1, 2020

Mastering: SPS Mastering
Design: Gregory Euclide


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