Peter Challoner – Optimum


Release data: Peter Challoner – Optimum CD-R, Private Release, 2011 With “Optimum”, UK synthesist Peter Challoner presents a 75-minute ambient ride revealing a progressive, more dynamic style compared to his previous works. It starts out in a contemplative manner on the first two pieces, featuring a marriage of piano, environmental sounds and gliding textural pads. It’s smooth, slow evolving and overall harmonic ambient in which…

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Peter Challoner – Indefinite Duration


Release data: Peter Challoner – Indefinite Duration CD-R, Private Release, 2010 On “Indefinite Duration”, Mr Challoner continues the path of slow flowing textural music as explored on his previous releases. The almost 80-minute album offers an uninterrupted sonic canvas of soothing and serene ambient/space music to calm the mind. It’s great backdrop music that’s also very suitable as a sleeping aid, making the element of…

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Peter Challoner – Ambient Archive


Release data: Peter Challoner – Ambient Archive CD-R, Private Release, 2010 Ambient music fans who haven’t had the chance to investigate the output of the talented musician Peter Challoner now have a great opportunity with the double album “Ambient Archive”. It’s a fine release offering more than two hours of free floating textural music, featuring six lengthy tracks. The release is actually a kind of…

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Peter Challoner – Deconstructing Silence


Release data: Peter Challoner – Deconstructing Silence CD-R, Private Release, 2009 Peter’s short line about the album on his website says “live studio recordings of improvisations. Chilled ambient textural layers of sound”. As one can imagine with such a title, the Eno-esque music of “Deconstructing Silence” is of a serene, quiet, retrospective nature. In all its offers 78 minutes of slow-paced freeform textural soundscapes, coming…

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Peter Challoner – Lunar Tide


Release data: Peter Challoner – Lunar Tide CD-R, Private Release, 2008 As Peter tells on the cd-sleeve, the ambient long form piece “Lunar Tide” is the outcome of an experiment in applying extreme sound processing to a piece of music to produce sonic textures contrasting radically to the nature of the original source recording. Well, the 60-minute meandering soundscape is a beautifully rendered, slowly shape…

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Peter Challoner – Music for Cloudwatching


Release data: Peter Challoner – Music for Cloudwatching CD-R, Private Release, 2002 This cd by English ambient composer Peter Challoner contains two long tracks of over 30 minutes. They are a perfect musical companion while gazing at cloud masses passing by. The freeform soundscapes remind of the airy compositions of David Parsons (“Himalaya”), the sophisticated textural ambiences of Thom Brennan, but also the first track…

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