Peter Kardas - I Saw You (LP)
Beautiful discovery from New Age cassette kingpin Douglas Mcgowan. This collection of private synth and vocal works from Peter Kardas jumps off from Numero’s excellent Switched on Eugene compilation zooming in on one of the scene’s most interesting movers.
I Saw You is the distillation of Right Belief and Right Action, heretofore unknown private issue cassettes from 1986 and 1987 by Peter Thomas Kardas. A student of Guitar Craft and accredited member of The League of Crafty Guitarists, Kardas drew inspiration from Robert Fripp's loop-based Frippertronics, but the expansive, introspective washes of synths and repeated phrases and vocalizations are utterly their own thing, conjuring the independence, awe and isolation of the remote Northern Californian land- scapes in which they were created.
New release by Yoga Records / Echo Ocho