Saturday, 12 December 2020

DEAR FELLOW TRAVELLERS!

You are about to enter the curious universe of Peter Scion, and I bid you welcome!

WHY A PETER SCION BLOG?

While trodding the outbacks of internet, I've found there's a lingering interest in the music I made about ten years ago. Every now and then, I bump into places where you can download my albums, and I think it's great! I eagerly advocate such activities by anyone who finds it worth to sustain the interest in the songs I once wrote. However, I see that some people ask for more of my music, since my albums are virtually impossible to find. They had a limited distribution already upon their release, and as all of them were CD-R:s, I suspect they have a limited second hand appeal.

Therefore I have decided to upload my entire back catalogue for anyone who is interested in it. It's all for free, it's all legal - you may download as much as you like. If you want to leave a comment, it is much appreciated but I'm not one of these people who beg for response. It is all up to you what you prefer to do, and it's all fine by me. However, if you have any problems with the downloads, I encourage you to drop me a line so that I can fix it.

WHY GIVE AWAY THE MUSIC FOR FREE?

First of all, I want to make my music easily available to anyone who cares about it. I've never had any illusions making big bucks from it anyway. I also fully grasp the importance of free music: I am, or at least I was, a more or less invisible artist on the fringes of the music world, and if I want to keep my music alive and want it to reach potential new listeners, this is the only sensible way to go.

And so, there's also a slightly political side to it: With the current international inquisition against filesharing, I want to take a stand against the furious hunt for music fans all over the world. Therefore, it is free for anyone to download my albums, and in turn publish them on blogs or share them through other filesharing channels. THIS MUSIC WAS BORN A FREE SPIRIT AND IT WANTS TO REMAIN THAT WAY! However, if you plan to use my music for commercial or profitable purposes, I eagerly advise you to get in touch with me first. I consider that a fair deal.

WHAT'S HERE?

Aside from all the regular albums, you will find lots of albums that are previously unreleased. Back in the day when I was a compulsive recording artist, I filled tapes and tapes and tapes of music, and quite a lot of it has remained unreleased until now, or released to a handful of people only. I know there are more songs tucked away in some boxes somewhere, and if I'm in a particularly archaeological mood some day, I will dig through it all and have it digitalized. Until then, I hope these offers will keep you going for a while.

Although you can find many outtakes and rejected recordings on this blog already, I will add a previously unreleased (or hens' teeth rare) song each month. These "hens' teeth" will be posted here.

Some of the albums here have been, well remastered is too strong a word, but I have at least tried to polish away the most ear-wrenching noises from the recordings which I thought needed it. I'm not a technical wiz by any stretch, and the equipment used for cleaning up the sound is certainly rudimentary to the serious hi-fi freak. But then again, my music was never aimed at the sound buffs; it was all recorded under the pressures of insufficient technology. That was a challenge I eagerly accepted; when recording, I made no difference between limitations and possibilities. With only four channels (rarely more than that) I often had to come up with unorthodox solutions to creative problems.

The albums appear on the blog grouped by artist (solo albums first) in the order they were recorded. The "hens' teeth" will be published last, as said above. For easy navigation, use the "Blog archive" section to the right.


HOW TO DOWNLOAD

Downloading is easy. You just click on the download links following the comments to each album. You have two options; either you choose the MP3 alternative for 320 kbit/s mp3's, or you choose the high quality WAV version. The MP3's are stored at Mediafire, providing quick and parallell downloads with no passwords needed. WAV:s are downloaded from Megaupload. All files come as regular rar files and are easy to decompress.

Unfortunately, for the time being, there are no CD covers included with the downloads. I hope to provide them at a later stage. There are however info documents to go along with each album.

WHERE TO START?

There's a pretty voluminous amount of albums found in this blog, and perhaps you don't know where to begin? If you want a quick career overview, I have created a special newcomer's introduction named after this blog, and you can find it below, before the original albums.

Listening to all the music I made in the past forced me to re-evaluate a lot of it. Instead of
hearing the pain and anguish which often inspired me to lay down a song, I hear a fair bit of creativity. It's been great fun going through all this weirdness a decade after it was made. This Peter Scion guy was some crazy guy, but he had one or two bright moments after all. :-)

FINALLY, A CLARIFICATION

There's a faulty piece of information floating around on the internet. There's a cover of the Pink Floyd song "Julia Dream" included in the huge Syd Barrett bootleg compilation "Have You Got It Yet". The track is attributed to Drekka, Ring, The Iditarod and me. I did tour with these nice lads and lassies, but I never played on "Julia Dream". This false piece of information of course brings my name up in plenty of places, and I assume it's good for spreading the name. But, I did not play on it!

And now the ceremony is about to begin...

13 comments:

  1. wow this is fantastic.. thank you so much

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  2. You're welcome! Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. Hej Peter,
    incredible...every now and then i'm sifting through the net for any sign of life from you and now finally i find you're back amongst us, fostering this beautiful little blog here.
    I was looking to get in touch with you since a couple of years. Say, do you have an e-mail address somewhere?
    You can write me at abraxas_23 (at) web.de

    Tack!
    roy

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  4. Vars├ągod! :-)

    And thanks so much for your kind words. It's genuinely heart-warming learning that you appreciate my music. Keep an eye on your inbox, something will happen there sooner than you know!

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  5. thanks for music. I've searched it so long. I have a copy of tree music for heavy money :) from guy from sweden :)
    God bless you...and thanks again.
    This is right. I place my music for free inside the net too :)

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  6. koper - you're welcome! Where can I find your music? I'd love to hear it.

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  7. I have an obvious appreciation for this approach to distribution. Thanks.

    I've added a link to you over at Pen & Mallet.
    Hope I can send you some listeners.

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  8. Hi,dear peter.Thank you for your music.It's so interesting.But it's so pity that i couldn't find the lyric and could you tell me where can i get it :)

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  9. Dear Anonymous, thank you for coming by my place, and thanks for asking for the lyrics! All the lyrics used to be on the old Peter Scion website. That website is now dead and gone. I want the lyrics to be available for those who want them, but at the moment, they are just documents on computer. I've been toying around with a couple of ideas how to present the lyrics, but I haven't decided on anything yet. Maybe a document for download, or some kind of website for my writings. But it's all scattered thoughts in my head as of yet.

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  10. Dear Mr. Scion,
    Thank you for your great music. I guess I'm writing it little late, but I just wanted to express my respect and gratitude. Your songs were a truly great discovery for me, I've listened to albums posted here, and I really appreciate the fact you share your songs.

    Best regards,
    your listener John Grey

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  11. Are you still about Peter ? Pete and Linda from Birmingham here, just dug out the CD's I had from you many years ago in Gothenburg, really enjoying them again - I'm pressing up vinyl now - maybe a Scion album would be good

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