Peter William Brockbanks (15 July 1947 – 7 March 2013), known professionally as Peter Banks, was an English guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer. He was best known as the original guitarist in the rock bands the Syn, Yes, Flash, and Empire. Former Sniffin' Glue and NME journalist Danny Baker described Banks as "the architect of progressive music". Banks' father was an optical mechanic and his mother a cleaner
CMACD 542. Peter Banks. Reduction: (CD, Album). TRACD 38. Reduction: (CD, Album, Unofficial).
Band Name Peter Banks. Album Name Reduction. Other productions from Peter Banks. Can I Play You Something? Reduction.
Reduction is the way to production, Mr. Banks". The title of the album might refer to the fact that this time Banks does everything alone whilst before he had some help from a keyboard player. The absence of keyboards is however not a problem as they are replaced here by guitar synthesisers played by Banks himself. In terms of quality, Reduction constitutes an improvement over the previous Self-Contained, and it is as good if not better than Instinct. This is Banks' last ever solo album, but he worked with several artists in various other contexts before he sadly passed away in 2013.
Peter Banks falls prey to the allure of gizmos, drowning out his own guitar work with drumbox beats and synthetic basslines. Like Belew's failed first instrumental album, Reduction finds the guitarist sleepwalking through various settings, some languorous and others lively, trotting out the same by-now familiar sounds once too often.
Reduction - Peter Banks. Songs: 20. Artist: Peter Banks. Songs: Peter Banks - Diminuendo In Bloom 01:40. Peter Banks - Diminuendo in Bloom 01:38. Peter Banks - Tone Down 06:56. Peter Banks - Tone Down 06:58. Peter Banks - The Age Of Distortion 04:30. Peter Banks - The Age of Distortion 04:28. Peter Banks - Fade to Blue 02:48. Peter Banks - Fade To Blue 02:50. Peter Banks - Fathat 03:51. Peter Banks - Fathat 03:49. Peter Banks - As Night Falls 02:32. Peter Banks - Consolation in Isolation 04:24
Peter Banks Related artists. Peter Banks - Reduction.
Beyond the Loneliest Sea" is a delicate Akkerman tune, while "Stop That!" is an extended jam of medium interest (Banks and Akkerman trade some nice solos). Two Sides of Peter Banks is the most progressive effort the guitarist released after his departure from Yes. If it weren't for the star-heavy cast this album would be nothing more than an enjoyable curiosity, but fans of Genesis and Focus should find it an important addition to their collections.
|1||Diminuendo In Bloom||1:40|
|3||The Age Of Distortion||4:29|
|4||Fade To Blue||2:48|
|6||As Night Falls...||2:32|
|7||Consolation In Isolation||4:24|
|8||Dirty Little Secret||3:59|
- Arranged By – Peter Banks
- Composed By – Peter Banks
- Performer – Peter Banks
- Producer – Peter Banks
Notes℗ 1997 htd records/castle music ltd
© 1999 htd records/castle music ltd
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5026389933826
|CMACD 542||Peter Banks||Reduction: (CD, Album)||HTD Records||CMACD 542||US||1997|
|HTD CD 76||Peter Banks||Reduction: (CD, Album)||HTD Records||HTD CD 76||UK||1997|
|PBCD 07001007||Peter Banks||Reduction: (CD, Album, Unofficial)||ООО "Канкард"||PBCD 07001007||Russia||2000|