alpha seven (Pete Roberts) is an electronic musician and occasional ambient DJ. He combines field recordings with hardware and software synths (including 'home-made' Reaktor ones). Sofacom is the record label.
This was recorded mostly during 2020 - in those strange time-distorted months in lockdown - less pollution and clearer skies, weird dreams, people finding nature and open spaces, looking out for each other, video calls largely sabotaged by cats - it seemed unreal, bizarre, terrifying yet hopeful.
Some tracks are inspired by memories of Norfolk - the beach at Thornham, or the ziggurats at UEA. And some by infrastructure, architecture or the high-energy antics of Reg the studio cat.
And some started from short samples from old cassette demos I found in a box - just doing my bit for recycling.
I've gone way more ambient towards the end of the album, I think in search of something calmer, possibly seeking a musical antidote to pandemic stress.
There's no central theme - just kind of a selection box of tracks.
On this site you can browse the back catalogue, find out about the ambient SOFA club and the sofacom project and a little about Testcard F. We also host the A-Z of Norwich bands which Pete set up in 1994.