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Ruby

by Peter Haeder

Peter plays a selection of uplifting guitar works from his extensive catalogue on an album of sonic beauty and depth, exploring guitar, melody and dance rhythms with a twist - the "Joe Matrix" of NZ producer Joe Hoonhout, with refreshing results!
Genre: Electronic: Latin Dance
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1. Samba Por Tomasino
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2. Follow Your Bliss
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3. Bellissimo
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4. Ruby
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5. Tuareg
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6. Neues Barrock
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7. Rattentanz
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8. Woman With Pipe
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9. Ruby Fractal
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10. Centaur Dream
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
About Ruby
Ruby is Peter’s labour of love. Listening back to the original rough demo tracks, this has evolved into an uplifting album of enjoyment, listening pleasure and depth. The aim here was to produce an egoless selection of beautiful and intelligent guitar pieces that integrate seamlessly with current beats and song structures while keeping it accessible and the listener engaged when wanted and have it as background when needed. Egoless in this sense doesn't mean gutless or boring, there is a lot of virtuoso playing on this album and the tunes are strong compositions. It just means that the intense fretboard wizardry made way for melodic power and beauty; it means that the speed and scope of depth of the tunes are carefully selected and blended to perfection, then engineered and perfected with love, skill and state of the art technologies at Ferryhill studio.
When Peter started working on the tunes he scanned his entire catalogue spanning over 30 years and chose the pieces that he felt had never been done real justice. Then canvased and played guitar, lots and lots… There are compositions here that could rival a Bach or Mozart, yet are so underplayed that they touch you emotionally in the Now and keep you connected. There is a lot of spunk here too with Bassist Dan Antonovic [travelling with international musicians and having dropped in for the recording sessions] getting into the tunes and playing with a virtuosity that is sheer beauty - anchoring the tunes with intelligent, yet understated play.
Then there is what we now call the “Joe Matrix”, hard to define but ever present and audible in the spaces between the notes: Polished little quirks, melodies, enhanced artefacts… In other words subtle [and sometimes not so subtle] odours, scents and punch lines from Joe Hoonhout, our producer, who has just as much music under his belt as Peter and has a very strong presence in the studio giving “homework” or putting Pete in the “punishment room” [recording booth], for hours on end until the perfect take was achieved. Yes, there is a level of perfectionism to this release Ruby, but not a single second sacrifice of emotive music in favour of it. And that is one of the characteristics of this outstanding collection of tunes; they are evocative, melodic and sometimes otherworldly in their sonic prowess.
That otherworldliness can be taken literal because some of the works are musical manifestations of dreams, like Centaur Dream for example. When Peter was around 19 he had what Jungian Psychology would term and Archetypal dream. Imagine you wake up in a European forest in autumn, crisp air, early morning… You look down and you are a horse from the waist down. You can feel that energy in the middle of the song when the Centaur staggers to its feet and gallops with joy only horses can feel. Follow your Bliss is just doing that: It gets the vibe of Jimi on a bed of flamenco with some intense and funky flamenco. Rattentanz relates to Peter’s Chinese star sign – the Rat. And while rats are abhorred and reviled in Western culture, in Asia they are relished for their wisdom, business nous and intelligence. Ruby, the title track, is written in ¾ time, as are a number of tunes on the album. ¾ time is also called “perfect time” and was the preferred time sign in classical music up to Renaissance because it emulates the human heart beat. Rattentanz actually is followed by “Neues Barrock “, which is German for “New Baroque”, and it certainly has that vibe, but with a little Japanese twist employing a four tone melody.
You see, there is a lot of depth to this album, and a lot of joy and love put into it…
Please visit us on Facebook/peter.haeder, where Peter is sharing his journey of creating Ruby and all the background stories of the compositions, anecdotes and bloopers.
Enjoy.
Peter

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