Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Ken Peel is a modern composer based in Somerset.  He creates a blend of lounge electronica that can drift into experimental and often lyrical areas.  In addition to this he is also an occasional media composer with two critically acclaimed albums (“Salary Man” and “Marginal”) and two EPs under his belt.

NP: Hello.  Who are you, where are you and how would you describe your music?
KP: Hello!  I am Ken Peel from Somerset, England.  I would describe my music as “lounge electronica.”

NP: How did you get involved in the Long Division With Remainders project?
KP: I met Justin through The Arctic Circle collective/night club.

NP: What approach did you take to remixing the tracks?
KP: I sat at the piano and improvised whilst listening to the tracks until I came up with something that felt right.

NP: How creative is the art of the remix?
KP: It’s as creative as a jazz soloist improvising a melody around a standard tune.

NP: What do you think you brought to the compositions?
KP: Perhaps some accessibility – I am not as experimentally “out there” as most of the contributors, so perhaps my versions are a way in for people unfamiliar with the genre.

NP: What is the best time, state and/or mindset for the listener to hear your work?
KP: Not whilst driving or operating heavy machinery.

NP: How long did it take you to do your remixes?
KP: Weeks.

NP: Which instruments/equipment did you use?
KP: Keyboards and a computer.

NP: What is your all time favourite remix?
KP: Renegade Master 98 – Fatboy Slim remix of “Wildchild”.

NP: What other music projects (past and present) are you involved in?
KP: The Arctic Circle, Chiller Cabinet, Flo-Motion, solo works, many years ago I played in a Blues Brothers covers band each year we talk about reforming but have yet to make it past curry stage.

NP: Where are things heading?
KP: Up!


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