Week of August 15, 1999


Peter K. Seiler (organ, piano, synthesizers) had a musical background from his university days (he studied classical music) which prompted him to form a ‘classical rock’ trio, in the tradition of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. The other two members of Seiler's project, which adopted the name Tritonus, were Ronald Brand (bass, vocals, guitar) and Charlie Jost (drums). Their first album (1975) was quite conventional for the symphonic rock genre. However, Between The Universes (1976) was a definite improvement, benefiting from Geff Harrison's vocals (ex-2066 & Then and Kin Ping Meh), catchy tunes and great keyboard arrangements (mainly synthesizers). After this, Seiler seemed to lose the interest in Tritonus, and worked increasingly with other musicians, like Michael Bundt. Tritonus played together for the last time in 1978. Check out Bundt's solo albums if you enjoy this group’s musical style. Seiler resurfaced as a synthesist (with a tendency towards new age) in the late eighties on IC.


Tritonus 1975 BASF 17 22384-1
Between The Universes 1976 BASF CC 229467

Taken from Cosmic Dreams at Play - A guide to German Progressive and Electronic Rock by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-01-7

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