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Biography

Born 1974, Peter F. Spiess started out playing instruments at the age of six beginning with classical instruments. First attempts of electronic music programming followed in 1987 on the C-64 with its' furious SID Chip. This time left a strong appreciation of analogue Sound Synthesis which lasts up to today. He bought his first Synthesizer in 1991 doing all the sequencing on an Atari STe. Years of experimental and amateur music-making passed which lead into the developement of an own musical idea, strongly influenced by minimal style electronic music. In 1998 the Alpha 01 EP Lunar Specimen Part 1 was released containing material that was produced in 1997.

The Alpha 01 appeared to be too abstract to sell well. Early in 1999 Sven Väth started the club night radio show on the German Radio Channel Hr3 with the Alpha 01 Track: High Frequency Penetration. This changed matters a little. The way was opened for a sequel: Alpha 02 EP Dreamcatcher which was released in July 1999.

In late 1999 the Alpha label received a telephone call by Roman Fluegel who happened to be interested in the music released by Peter F. Spiess. Once established, the contact to Klang Elektronik resulted in the True Video release, Klang 37. It was followed by Anatomic Smile, Klang 41 and Ferret Bite, Klang 47. The first Peter F. Spiess full-length album Crystal Polymorphs, was also released on Klang, as 2EP collection Klang 53 and as a compact disk Klang CD05. After a long gap, he has started producing again. Recently, he has collaborated with Jay Haze on Jays Contexterrior label and produced music for Jays Textone MP3 imprint.

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