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Peter Kardas – I Saw You

Peter Kardas
I Saw You
Style: Ambient
Label: Echo Ocho, Yoga Records
Catalog Number: Y17
Released: 2018
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Compiled from two mysterious private-issued cassettes from 1986 and 1987, this Yoga Records discovery introduces us to the beautiful and isolated work of Peter Thomas Kardas. The music is woeful and haunting, at times akin to a horror movie soundtrack, yet at the same time is full of a certain optimism and deep emotion. Icy synths, ghostly vocals, and drone-like repetitions make it feel like you’re abandoned on some remote freezing terrain, while hopeful yearning and soothing melodies soon comfort and warm you just enough before it get too cold. Kardas’ loop-based guitar work is a significant standout here. Highly recommended for fans of Durutti Column, Robert Fripp, or any listener who can find the beauty in loneliness.

– Dane Majors

Recommended – A1 I Saw You, A3 Other Playgrounds, B3 The Second Winter

Tags: Compilation / Isolation / Synth-pop
Tracklist:

A1 I Saw You
A2 Morning Sunrise
A3 Other Playgrounds
A4 Blue Water
A5 The Secret
A6 Voices of Voyage
A7 Adam’s Song
A8 Words For You
B1 Untitled
B2 Dreams
B3 The Second Winter
B4 Song For Eddie
B5 One Tear
B6 Claire

Credits:

Written, Recorded, Produced by – Peter Kardas
Cover and Layout by Peter Kardas and Aleya Hoerlein

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