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Kim Atkinson’s Speaking Of Rhythm Series, Vol 3: Djesse Muloumbo

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Clave Consciousness v2

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and all dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and product development of the full Speaking Of Rhythm series.

Speaking of Rhythm is a multi-volume set of instructional CDs covering a range of common ensemble dance rhythms from the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. “During the lesson you and I play the patterns on conga drums, bells, sticks, and shakers and build up an entire ensemble rhythm with solo movements.”

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Loomings by The Ruminators

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Loomings : Ruminators

Peter was responsible for:
All audio cleaning, automated mixing, some FX, and some additional drum tracks.

A review in Dirty Linen states:
“The timeless, distinctive music on Loomings casts a spell well worth falling under” [artist's site]
– “Dirty Linen” October/November 2006 Magazine Review

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Grooves To Live in by Carnival Spirit & Kim Atkinson

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Carnival Spirit album

Peter was responsible for:
Audio post production: All overdubs, mix automation & mastering.

Carnaval Spirit Bateria is a 55 minute CD of inspiring percussion music featuring the sounds of the Brazilian Bateria (collection of drums) We use 3 or more richly tuned bass drums (surdos), caxia (snare drum), agogo (double African bell), tamborim (small stick drum, no jingles), ganza (tube shaker), repinique ( high pitched drum that gives signals), and congas to create a vibrant weave of good feelings. Core members in this recording have studied and played these arrangements with director Kim Atkinson for more than 10 years.

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Blind Curve by The Jake Richmond Band

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Blind Curve

Peter was responsible for:
Tracking, editing, overdub (and I even played some congas on a track) while they recorded their album at Studio E in Sebastopol.

The Band
Funky, bluesy, sexy rock and roll, with a taste of latin, reggae, and old time.
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Clave Consciousness, vol 2: Rumba Clave by Kim Atkinson

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Clave Consciousness : Rumba Clave

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and dialog, content review and development, mixing, and mastering.

Clave Consciousness vol 2, Rumba Clave
This lesson and groove session is focused on Rumba clave and AbaCua Clave. These two intriguing patterns are found in many styles of world music today.

Kim Atkinson teaches you the patterns from the inside out: “We count and clap the patterns in different ways, and I show you two hand coordination and other exercises to get the feeling into your body. The lesson ends with 25 minutes of clave grooves at different tempos for you to play along with. If you are interested in clave in “6-8″ this is a great lesson for you.”

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First Light by Sol Horion

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First Light by Sol Horizon

Peter was responsible for:
Session tracking for 7 out of 10 tracks at Groove Farm, all overdubs, automated mixing and mastering.

As a member of Sol Horizon for 7 years, Peter also played percussion, electronica, handled promotion, website development, emailing list, lights, sound, event production, and P&L.

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Kim Atkinson’s Speaking Of Rhythm : Vol 6, Makuta

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Speaking Of Rhythm : Makuta

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and all dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and general product development of the entire Speaking Of Rhythm series.

Speaking of Rhythm is a multi-volume set of instructional CDs covering a range of common ensemble dance rhythms from the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. During the lesson you and I play the patterns on conga drums, bells, sticks, and shakers and build up an entire ensemble rhythm with solo movements.

About the Rhythm: Makuta
“This arrangement of Afro Cuban Makuta comes to me from the late Cuban Master Drummer Regino Jimenez.” – Kim Atkinson

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Kim Atkinson’s Speaking Of Rhythm : Vol 5, Hi Life

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Speaking Of Rhythm : Hi Life

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and the overal product development of the entire Speaking Of Rhythm series.

Speaking of Rhythm is a multi-volume set of instructional CDs covering a range of common ensemble dance rhythms from the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. During the lesson you play along with the patterns on conga drums, bells, sticks, and shakers and build up an entire ensemble rhythm with solo movements.

About the Rhythm: HiLife
There are many styles of Highlife in Africa, with the center of the movements being in Ghana and Nigeria. It is an urban music form that is sung in several languages, sometimes within the same song. During the 1970′s in Nigeria, Highlife was supplanted by AfroBeat , a style created by Fela Kuti. Strictly speaking, Highlife is an ensemble based rhythm with the addition of guitars, horns, electric bass and singers.

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Kim Atkinson’s Speaking Of Rhythm : Vol 4, Yan Valu

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Speaking Of Rhythm : Yan Valu

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and all dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and general product development of the entire Speaking Of Rhythm series.

Speaking of Rhythm is a multi-volume set of instructional CDs covering a range of common ensemble dance rhythms from the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. During the lesson you and I play the patterns on conga drums, bells, sticks, and shakers and build up an entire ensemble rhythm with solo movements.

About the Rhythm
Yan Valu is an Afro Haitian Rhythm and Dance which has become famous the world over through the work of such artists as Katherine Dunham and Jean Leon Destine’. Its elegant movements are a prayer to the Rainbow Serpent deity known in Haiti as Damballa. Its ancient origin is the region of Benin in West Africa. Some of the movements have been stylized and incorporated into Jazz dance in the US, particularly in New York City.

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Kim Atkinson’s Speaking Of Rhythm Series, Vol 2: Bembe

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Bembe

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and all dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and general product development of the entire Speaking Of Rhythm series.

About the Rhythm: Bembe
The Bembe rhythm we are playing here is a common AfroCuban music and dance form that has made its way into American music via Latin Jazz and Rock. The word “Bembe” means different things according to context. “A Bembe” is an AfroCuban religious ceremony where participants sing, dance, experience trance state, receive consultations, make offerings, etc. as part of the tradition known as Lukumi or Santeria.

Speaking of Rhythm
Speaking of Rhythm is an aural/oral system of teaching and learning music and is simply the best way to learn. It is the same way children learn language: listen, repeat, correct, repeat, listen. Learning becomes effortless, you retain what you speak and sing, enabling you to express these patterns on any instrument.

Each drum syllable is connected with a drum stroke and hand position, you learn the movements associated with each drum part. Speaking of Rhythm does not require reading or watching, only listen, repeat, listen, repeat, listen, repeat. You develop your ability to listen deeply, to make an accurate inner copy, and express with your voice and body.

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Speaking Of Rhythm, vol 1: Afoxé by Kim Atkinson

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Speaking Of Rhythm vol 1 Afoxe

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and all dialog, assisting in content development, advising on format, pacing, and general product development of the Speaking Of Rhythm series.

Speaking of Rhythm is a multi-volume set of instructional CDs covering a range of common ensemble dance rhythms from the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. During the lesson you play along with the patterns on conga drums, bells, sticks, and shakers and build up an entire ensemble rhythm with solo movements.

You learn how to start each pattern, how it fits in time, and most importantly, how each pattern fits with the clave rhythm, the key to the puzzle of these African based rhythms.

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Clave Consciousness, vol 1: Son Clave by Kim Atkinson

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Clave Consciousness : Son Clave

Peter was responsible for:
Recording all instruments and dialog, content review and development.

Clave Consciousness vol 1, Son Clave

by Kim Atkinson, is a multi-volume set of audio Cd lessons and groove sessions focusing on the key rhythmic patterns in African Diaspora music called clave patterns. As a musician or dancer, these are some of the most important, satisfying and useful patterns to master if you want to be fluent in drum language and contemporary world dance culture.

Volume One is a lesson in Son clave and twelve bell. Volume Two is a lesson in Rumba clave and AbaCua Clave. These basic patterns form the foundation of an immense body of music from around the world.

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Groundswell by Terra Nova

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Terra Nova

Peter was responsible for
recording 8 of the 12 tracks at GrooveFarm: Raven, Groundswell, All Sides, The Hills of North California, Axtecquorum, Moonrise in Mojave, Live Feed, Twice As Hard. Peter recorded all auxiliary tracks, overdubs and solos and automation. Additional recording and mixing by Zone Music and Prairie Sun.

CD Universe says
Terra Nova is world beat, modern acoustic, and experimental improv meld into an eclectic, organic sound that goes beyond the usual musical categories. From the psychedelic rock of Twice as Hard to the sweet feel of Moonrise in Mojave, from the funky blues of Say Goodbye all the way to the folky anthem Peace Begins With Me, this original collection of songs and tunes is like nothing you’ve ever heard….

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Thunder Perfect Mind by Logan’s Well

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Logan's Well, Thunder perfect mind.
Peter was responsible for session tracking of acoustic guitars, and Percussion: Tabla, Dumbec, and Drum set.

Taylor Guitars reports:
Logan’s Well calls its music “Amero-Celt contemporary folk”, and the San Francisco Bay area trio describes its latest album, Thunder Perfect Mind, as a “moody blend of traditional and original music.” Celtic and Appalachian styles are seasoned with bluesy inflections, as guitarists Steve Baughman and former Acoustic Guitar magazine editor Dylan Schorer – both superb fingerstylists – weave an intricate sonic latticework, using a variety of alternate tunings to create a hypnotic and brooding sound.

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