Years: 1972 - 1978
Styles: Krautrock, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Peter K. Seiler - Celesta, Electric piano, Grand piano, Hammond organ, Keyboards, Mellotron, Moog synthesizer, Pipes organ, Synthesizer (in band: 1972 - 1978)
Charlie Jöst - Drums, Percussion (in band: 1972 - 1976)
Ronald Brand - Acoustic guitar , Bass Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals (in band: 1972 - 1977)
Bruno Perosa - Drums (in band: 1973)
Bernhard Schuh - Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone (in band: 1976 - 1977)
Rolf-Dieter Schnapka - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1977 - 1978)
Arthur Weiss - Drums, Percussion (in band: 1977 - 1978)
Tritonus was founded in 1972 by keyboardist, composer and producer Peter Seiler. From the beginning the plan was to make orchestral rock and classical music serve as the foundation of their sound. The release of a self-produced single: "The Way Of Spending Time" was followed in 1975 by their debut album: "Tritonus" which caused quite a stir on the German Progressive Rock scene at the time.
But it was in September 1976, with the second album: "Between The Universes", that the band really found its ultimate sound. Even more-so than before, synthesizers dominated the sound, and the album brought Seiler the reputation of being the very best German synth player of the genre.
The album achieved great reviews in the press, leading to their epic April 1977 concert for the popular radio series: "Nachtmusik im WDR". The concert was acclaimed for its use of a full classical choir and large pipe organ, and the band of the time (Peter Seiler [keyboards], Rolf D. Schnapka [bass / vocals] and Arthur Weiss [drums]) went from there to recording this gig at Stagge's Hotel in Osterholz-Scharmbeck on 14th of October 1977.
After another single entitled: "Trojan Horse", Tritonus disbanded, and whilst this was a set-back, Seiler had already recorded his widely acclaimed debut album "Keyboard & Friends" with which he launched a successful solo career with the legendary German electronic music label: I.C. Records.
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