Fred Peterkin is back on Mule Musiq with another record that demonstrates the many cosmic qualities of his deeper shade of soul. '6' marks the second part of a trilogy featuring his detailed sonic landscapes, full of mystery and power. While his last FP-Oner album '5' leaned more to the jazzier, relaxed side of his artistically deep house expressions, the follow-up delves even deeper into his spiritual and meditative worlds. The LP's eleven tracks are not made "for club use only" - all its compositions work sublimely without big speakers. Once again the NYC native, deep into an incredibly prolific career spanning almost 20 years, has produced a journey inwards that is compelling, mesmerising and enchanting.   You will find cosmic dust as well as dark entropies; percussive power, sweet seducing melodies and rolling bass power that shakes your inner and outer profoundly. Track names like “Awakening Co-creator”, “Alternate Reality” or “Adjusted Perception” and the album title '6' all intend for a deeper meaning that Peterkin describes thus: “6 represents the number of man and his or her limitations, weakness and imperfections. This body of work examines and looks towards one awakening; adapting to a new way of being, creating an alternative and reaping a higher state of mind and being, enhanced by love and serenity, satisfaction and joy.”   The productions were produced around the world: Fred P carries his studio with him when on tour, enabling him to get up in the middle of the night, or the morning after a sweaty party, to transfer his emotions directly into sound. The result is powerful music with slow, intimate passages for sweet melodies, stirring synth-lines and propulsive rhythms., designed to grow in power with each listen: "My music is designed to enhance deep meditative, or altered states, to allow the listener to personally connect to the creator of all that exists in the universe: to first create a foundation using cyclic, polyrhythmic music, then build several layers of improvised leads and rhythms that allows you to transcend time and space… We have memories of past lives that reverberate in our hearts like echoes from ancient caves”.   Fred P's younger years found him on the dancefloors of legendary New York clubs Red Zone, Sound Factory or Tunnel, absorbing the sets of larger-than-life selectors such as David Morales, Frankie Knuckles or Danny Tenaglia. During those nights he learned that sometimes less is more, and to listen to his heart and soul, then move accoridng to the vagaries of the fickle music market. To that end most of the EPs and albums that he produced under his various monikers, including his best known Fred P or Black Jazz Consortium aliases, have been released via his very own label Soul People Music, now ten years in operation. In addition, he also dropped 12inches on Jus-Ed’s Underground Quality imprint and on Toshiya Kawasaki’s Mule Musiq label. It is for the latter that he now is releasing this second part of an album trilogy under the FP-Oner alias, with the third to be revealed in the near future.
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