Posts tagged "test house"
Bitemarks

Bitemarks

AHE-18 TEST HOUSE - Bitemarks - 12" EP: $12
Test House is the New York City-based duo of Peter Schuette (ex-Silk Flowers, ex-Psychobuildings) and James Elliott (ex-Bear In Heaven, ex-School of Seven Bells). The group blends elements of '80s electro, German cosmic music, classic House, dub, deep R&B, the film scores of Goblin and John Carpenter, Detroit Techno, and various strains of modern dance music for a unique take on synthetic pop... Though the EP is largely instrumental, Peter Schuette's smooth vocals lead the way through three of the six tracks. The songs "Love Is Not Enough" and "My Ocean" merge the work of the 80’s “new-romantic” bands like the Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode, with the modern electro-pop smarts of bands like the Junior Boys.

Jump

Jump

AHE-09 PETER'S HOUSE MUSIC - Jump - 12" EP: $12
Running at 45 rpm in a silk screened die cut jacket the debut EP titled Jump contains 7 transportive tracks of trance inducing wonder. Equally inspired by early electronic music pioneers of the German variety such as Cluster’s Roedelius, as well as the after hours DJ culture presently alive in NYC, Schuette constructs sculptures of sound for loud speakers. Produced at home, with beats laid down and instruments applied in an impressionistic style Peter manages to reference the disparate music of 80’s synth bands, minimalist composers, elevator music, the commercial schmaltz of late period Herbie Hancock and like the project name suggests "House Musi"c of all stripes and colors.

Test House

Test House

Test House is the New York City-based duo of Peter Schuette (ex-Silk Flowers, ex-Psychobuildings) and James Elliott (ex-Bear In Heaven, ex-School of Seven Bells). The group blends elements of '80s electro, German cosmic music, classic House, dub, deep R&B, the film scores of Goblin and John Carpenter, Detroit Techno, and various strains of modern dance music for a unique take on synthetic pop. The resulting sound aims a skewed dancefloor tractor beam at your ass while disrupting normal brain function with blissed-out grooves and hypnotic melodies.

Peter's House Music

Peter’s House Music

Peter's House Music is an accumulation of music recorded by Peter Schuette at his home recording studio in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Previously a member of Silk Flowers and Psychobuildings, PHM has been Peter's outlet to explore some of his previously unaddressed influences. Mixing house beats, Depeche Mode-style FM keyboard sounds, piano, guitar, etc., Peter starts with elements of electronic dance music and writes compositions that bridge the gap between Roedelius' (of Cluster) slow and thoughtful Selbstportrait series, early 80s electro-dance and R&B, Dam Funk, and whoever else escaped from his subconscious at the time of recording.