The Ways Of The Bodies/Timeless Deceleration
Long-time Berlin-based musician Udo Heitfeld has operated under the pseudo-name TV Victor for the past 20 years with his unique musical signature: fine ambient and atmospheric electronic music. TV Victor is no newcomer, having released three full-length releases previously on Tresor since 1994 with epic compositions of atmospheric ambience that won the artist international acclaim. Born in Ahlen, Germany, in the optimistic '60s, Udo started guitar and piano lessons at the age of four. The evolution into electronic music started during the halcyon days of kosmische music in the revolutionary '70s and then refined when he moved to Berlin in the early '80s, joining underground projects such as No Zen Orchestra with Dimitri Hegemann (Tresor founder) and Piers Headly. Zen Orchestra attracted attention with its unique sound of heavy rhythms and ethno-oriented, hypnotic sounds. Udo Heitfeld's second project Moondance combined experimental and classic structures of pop music, which helped lead him to his TV Victor moniker, arguably Berlin's debut in the ambient scene, following in the footsteps of great masters such as Terry Riley, Steve Reich, La Monte Young or even John Cage. These are newly-reworked versions from TV Victor's first releases, included on 2001's Timeless Deceleration and 2004's, never commercially released version of The Ways Of The Bodies. Available for the first time on triple CD, they are newly digitally-mastered tracks delivering clean, crisp soundscapes that disperse notes and passages like pebbles in an aural stream. The compositions contain a warm realm of emotion and depth of mood yet untouched by the normally dancier Tresor label.