Conjunction is the third solo album by Tuxedomoon bass wizard Peter Principle, originally released by LTM in 1990.
Ranging from ambient to atonal, «Conjunction» combines psychedelic soundscapes and symbolist harmonics to shape 13 bold sonic sculptures. In addition to improv-based material, Peter Principle further refines compositional techniques developed with the aim of "describing tonic forms observed in some of my better dreams."
The CD runs for 67 minutes and includes a poster booklet.
1. Choc Mol 1746
2. Day One
3. Day Two
4. Sphinx Variations
5. The Evening Country
6. Realm Of Shades
7. The Pavillion
9. Ceremonial Polka
10. La Feu Vert
11. Jean-Louis And The Prodzj Gang
12. A Walk On Dinosaur Hill
13. Choc Moll Rotterdämmerung
The rhythm section accompanying the live recordings (4, 8, 9) of the Principle/Lupini show edited from concerts in IJuiden, Holland, Perugia, Italy and MTM festivals Reims and Calais, France, consists of a simple Roland Bass Line/TR707 set-up.
Bass on 3 by Joan Miró, all other instruments, recordings etc. by Peter Principle. Realized on TEAC 80-8 in the Athenor.
"Might best be compared with Holgar Czukay's Movies or John Cage's HPSCHD. Clearly branching off from Tuxedomoon, this is bristling with references: Clair de Lune, movie dialogue snippets, ambient electronics, percussive marches, mechanical repetitions, Durutti-like drifts, sly allusions to 20th century atonalism, even mutant disco".
"An ambitious aural dervish of moods and images".
"Several layers deep - invites careful listening".
"Fluent and wide-ranging, his tastes run to psychedelia, ambient sound, improv, musique concrete and New Wave electronica with a confident indifference to niche creation".
(Whisperin' & Hollerin')