Pete Samples is on his way out.
a one-man creative force, Pete Samples mindfully crafts each of his
albums as an author would a storybook set for a grander life. A skilled
multi-instrumentalist, he approaches his music as a production – not
one song thought of without the others, not one album released without
the pure and fantastic experience of a live show taken into account.
His approach to music production is simple, refreshing, and powerful.
It is of a fan first and musician later: always creating for the
shared, yet intimately individual experience that music has the magical
ability to locate.
Bekonscot, Pete Samples’ latest and final
album, is an ode to memories past – a summary of ideas, of concepts, of
visual and auditory experiences. As a maker of miniatures, Pete Samples
was inspired by the album’s namesake, Bekonscot Model Village, the
world’s first outdoor miniature landscape. Just as the model village is
placed in a natural environment, taking advantage of each of the senses
in unison, this album assumes a similar approach. It is the spirit of
Bekonscot, with its charming imperfections and ability to be both small
and grand that make it special. Featuring out-of-the-ordinary
instrumentation and unusual production techniques, this is at once a
delicately lush soundscape and an aggressive beat-heavy pop experience.
Included in the release of Bekonscot, the album, is a collection of new
and old songs, a tiny book of a series of miniature models, a 45-minute
concept video, and a handmade embroidered leather case, bound together
with a personally-chosen button and string.
“There is only so
much a one man circus can accomplish”. This is Pete Samples’ final
album, one that reflects his last 8 years, and one that finally feels
complete. He asserts that it isn’t a dramatic ending, it is simply the
beginning of something new. After playing alone for this long, Pete
Samples is on his way to play with others.
Bekonscot will be
released November 23, 2010, in a limited edition run of 200 handmade
copies, and will also be available as a free digital download on
www.petesamples.com. A tour will follow in the spring of 2011.
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