Beyond Berlin – Epiphany


Release data: Beyond Berlin –  Epiphany CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2021 For this recording, their third album Groove Unlimited, Beyond Berlin is again the duo Martin Peters and Rene de Bakker. The 67-minute “Epiphany” follows up nicely in the footsteps of predecessor “Totem”, adding another thoughtful and well-made Berlin School album to their discography. There’s already some great sequencing found on 24-minute opener “Reconciliation”, on…

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Beyond Berlin – Totem


Release data: Beyond Berlin – Totem CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2019 From this album on, Dutch EM-band Beyond Berlin has become a trio seeing Oscar van den Wijngaard joining Martin Peters and Rene de Bakker on their fine sonic journeys into vintage aural landscapes. Their 60-minute “Totem” is a melodic, sequencer-driven and emotive recording lacking almost any soloing. It embraces the warm ambience and overall sonic…

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Beyond Berlin – Fine Tunes


Release data: Beyond Berlin – Fine Tunes CD, Groove Unlimited, 2017 “Fine Tunes” is the first factory-pressed release of Martin Peters and Rene de Bakker (aka Beyond Berlin) based on musical sketches mapped out during a jam session in November 2016. Both synthesists love vintage Berlin School music, a style also executed with a crisp sound on this almost 73-minute album through three lengthy melodic-…

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Beyond Berlin – Music for Cosmic Nights 2013


Release data: Beyond Berlin – Music for Cosmic Nights 2013 CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2013 Beyond Berlin is Martin Peters (on YouTube known as KeesVangelis) and Rene de Bakker (aka Attorks), who previously formed the Dutch trio AKS with a third member. The two played a live-set of Berliner School inspired music at the Cosmic Nights event in Planetarium Brussels in May 2013, which is…

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