Hydrogen Sonata

available on CD, released April 2016, ACME NN01


Composed, performed, recorded and produced by Peter Kienle

Instruments
guitars: Godin LGX, Godin A6 Ultra, Schecter Hellraiser 8
Chapman Stick
Carvin fretless bass
Roland VG 8 guitar synth
software: Steinberg Cubase, Massive, Guitar Rig, Battery, Groove Agent, Kontakt, Absynth

Songlist

1 Pink Floyd
© 2015 by Peter Kienle
Published by Level Three Music Publishing (ASCAP
)
06:38 listen score
2 Odyssey
© 2015 by Peter Kienle
Published by Level Three Music Publishing (ASCAP
)
04:40 listen score
3 Machine Madness
© 2015 by Peter Kienle
Published by Level Three Music Publishing (ASCAP
)
03:51 listen score
4 Paid In Liquor
© 2015 by Peter Kienle
Published by Level Three Music Publishing (ASCAP
)
04:25 listen score
5 Hydrogen Sonata
© 2015 by Peter Kienle
Published by Level Three Music Publishing (ASCAP
)
13:48 listen score
Total time: 00:33:22

  Influenced by early Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream and space music genius Steve Roach, inspired by Iain M. Banks' Culture novels and overexposure to obscure Science Fiction movies, this brief work is best enjoyed as one long piece from beginning to end. It’s not only music without words but music without meaning - the meaning and imagery is best supplied by the listener’s inner movie screen.

  Additional musical inspiration came from a rediscovery of Lenny White’s 70’s fusion album “Venusian Summer” and my earliest guitar influence Christy Doran. Obviously the music on this recording sounds nothing like any of the above artists.

  The musical source material spans more than 30 years. While the track “Hydrogen Sonata” came about as an experimental track based on a short theme written in 2015, “Machine Madness” was one of the earliest tunes I ever recorded sometime in 1983. “Pink Floyd” features some Chapman Stick. “Odyssey” is an extension of a short cinematic piece originally recorded, but never released, for a creepy commercial. “Paid In Liquor” was first recorded in a much different style on the CD “Raw Material” by BeebleBrox.

  On almost all recordings with my earlier groups, BeebleBrox, Kwyjibo and 3rd Man you can find short intros and interludes hinting at my interest in Space/SciFi Music. Unfortunately these tracks always were close to impossible to perform live.

  The image inside the CD sleeve - reproduced here at the left - is a somewhat clumsy collage of my favorite local hiking site at Griffy Lake as if it was located on one of the “plates” on a Culture Orbital.