Retep Folo - Galactic Sounds

Galactic Sounds

Retep Folo

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 16 tracks £16.99
Download Album (MP3) 16 tracks £7.99
Download Album (WAV) 16 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks From £0.99

Description

Retep Folo - Galactic Sounds

Retep Folo – aka Peter Olof Fransson is a musician and artist from Sweden, he has been involved in the Gothenburg underground music scene since the late 1990s, firstly in experimental electronic duo Exhadley, then the more theatrical project Ester Elster, and is currently in 60’s psychedelia inspired ‘The Owl Report’. The former two notching up releases on Swedish underground label Psychic Malmö and British label Reverb Worship. As his Soundcloud account testifies his solo out put is prodigious, much of it unreleased gems, in 2016 he self released the lathe cut 'Music for Cats'.

It was around the age of six on family trips to his Uncles house in the suburbs of Gothenburg that Peter first started to be intrigued by stars, galaxies and ‘other worlds’. In the evenings he and his cousins would play around with a short wave radio, searching the intervals in between stations for odd noises and voices, then pointing torch lights to the heavens, hoping that that they might receive signals from ‘alien’ life forms.

"Galactic Sounds" steps off from this period of joyful childhood star gazing. Conceived from its inception as "head phone music" - meant to encourage the listener to close their eyes and travel to a far off place. It was recorded with a limited pallet of instruments from his collection; a vintage Farfisa Professional Organ, an old 1966 East German Klira Bass Guitar, a 70's Japanese Glockenspiel and an Elgam Carousel – a rare analogue preset type rhythm box. Inspired in part by 1970s library music and Czech Cartoon soundtracks Peter has created a magical tapestry of space age sound, that glides the listener from track to track on an intergalactic journey through the starry skies.

The album is accompanied by two videos made by Peter that hint at the cut up collage and mixed media style of his paintings, which he creates with re-appropriated vintage magazines and acrylic paint. To see more of his art and to listen to some of his other music check out his website:

www.peteroloffransson.com

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (PIPE 017LP)
  1. Retep Folo - Galactic Pulse
  2. Retep Folo - Galactic Being
  3. Retep Folo - Galactic Sun
  4. Retep Folo - Galactic Swim
  5. Retep Folo - Galactic Friends
  6. Retep Folo - Galactic Moon
  7. Retep Folo - Galactic Stones
  8. Retep Folo - Galactic Love
  9. Retep Folo - Galactic Flare
  10. Retep Folo - Galactic Spring
  11. Retep Folo - Galactic Dream
  12. Retep Folo - Galactic Children
  13. Retep Folo - Galactic Run
  14. Retep Folo - Galactic Variation
  15. Retep Folo - Galactic Cruise
  16. Retep Folo - Galactic End
Download Album (PIPE 017DIG)
  1. Retep Folo - Galactic Pulse
  2. Retep Folo - Galactic Being
  3. Retep Folo - Galactic Sun
  4. Retep Folo - Galactic Swim
  5. Retep Folo - Galactic Friends
  6. Retep Folo - Galactic Moon
  7. Retep Folo - Galactic Stones
  8. Retep Folo - Galactic Love
  9. Retep Folo - Galactic Flare
  10. Retep Folo - Galactic Spring
  11. Retep Folo - Galactic Dream
  12. Retep Folo - Galactic Children
  13. Retep Folo - Galactic Run
  14. Retep Folo - Galactic Vacation
  15. Retep Folo - Galactic Cruise
  16. Retep Folo - Galactic End