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Friday 21 June 2019
Concert Flower Kings Revisited + support Jolly, Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer
|Genre||Electronic / Synth / New Age|
|Omschrijving||PERU may seem an odd name for a synthesizer music
band, however, it is not named after the South
American country as you may believe. In fact, the
band name was formed by taking the two first
letters of the founder members PEter Kommers and
RUud van Es in 1979.
In 1981, they released their debut album ‘Macchu
Picchu’ on which Rob Papen appeared as a guest
musician. The first album was recorded live on a 2-
track recorder. Macchu Picchu caught the attention
of Dutch radio stations and a then a bit later on,
Peter, Ruud, and Rob went on to form a 2nd group
called Nova which then led to the number 1 hit
‘Aurora’ in the Netherlands and Belgium charts of
April 1982. In the same year, they also produced
the PERU ‘Constellations’ album which was recorded
semi-live on 4-track in their own HNS Studio,
situated in a little basement studio found in the
heart of Dordrecht. By the year 1983, the album
‘Continents’ was written and recorded on an 8-track
tape recorder in HNS studio.
The album ‘Points of the Compass’ followed in 1986
and was also recorded, and mixed in the HNS studio,
but this time on a 24-track. Then the albums
‘Forlian’ in 1988 and ‘Moon 1991’ were recorded and
included a new guest musician and composer ‘Jos van
In 1988 PERU remixed their song ‘Africa’ from the
1983 album ‘Continents’ and released a 12-inch
remix version of it. The remix of Africa went on to
become a number 1 hit in Austria in the same year.
‘The Prophecies’ in 1993 was the last PERU album
which was very different from all the other albums.
But the story of PERU doesn’t end there….
Now 25 years later PERU’s new album ‘The Return’ is
In 2015 the recording sessions started in earnest
with Ruud and Rob at the helm and in contrast with
the first PERU album which was played live using
hardware on a 2-track tape recorder, this album has
been fully produced using music software.
Enjoy the new PERU album! |