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NIC POTTER

Progressive Electronic • United Kingdom


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Nic Potter is probably best known for his time spent as the bassist for Prog band Van Der Graaf Generator, as well as playing bass on many of Peter Hammill's solo albums. He also however has released quite a few solo albums himself, which feature heavily on synths, not to dissimilar to Berlin School. Some of his more notable solo releases include Mountain Music (1984), Self Contained (1987), and The Blue Zone (1990).

Nic Potter sadly died on 16 January, 2013.

::bio by Sheavy::

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Blue ZoneBlue Zone
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Voiceprint UK 2010
Audio CD$4.92
$25.58 (used)
Sketches in SoundSketches in Sound
Import
Voiceprint UK 2010
Audio CD$6.75
$13.59 (used)
Self Contained by Nic PotterSelf Contained by Nic Potter
Evangaline
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Sketches in Sound by NIC POTTER (2010-05-25)Sketches in Sound by NIC POTTER (2010-05-25)
Voiceprint UK
Audio CD$61.36
New Europe: Rainbow Colours by NIC POTTER (2010-05-04)New Europe: Rainbow Colours by NIC POTTER (2010-05-04)
Voiceprint UK
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Dreamworld by Nic PotterDreamworld by Nic Potter
Zomart
Audio CD$92.91
Mountain Music by NIC POTTER (2010-05-11)Mountain Music by NIC POTTER (2010-05-11)
Voiceprint UK
Audio CD$83.81
Blue Zone by NIC POTTER (2010-06-08)Blue Zone by NIC POTTER (2010-06-08)
Voiceprint UK
Audio CD$71.98
Blue Zone by Voiceprint UK (2010-06-08)Blue Zone by Voiceprint UK (2010-06-08)
Voiceprint UK (2010-06-08)
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THE LONG HELLO Vol. 2 : Nic Potter & Guy Evans - 12" Vinyl LP USD $12.65 Buy It Now 2 days
NIC POTTER : Mountain Music - 12" vinyl LP (Inc. Guy Evans & John Ellis) USD $7.59 Buy It Now 2 days
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NIC POTTER Self Contained LP VINYL German Line 1987 5 Track White Vinyl USD $6.32 Buy It Now 2 days
Instrumental Electronica/ Prog Lp NIC POTTER Mountain Music 1983 Van Der Graaf USD $14.50 Buy It Now 3 days
NIC POTTER "NEW EUROPE - RAINBOW COLOURS" CD NEW+ USD $20.59 Buy It Now 4 days
NIC POTTER - MOUNTAIN MUSIC & SKETCHES IN SOUND CD NEW+ USD $16.69 Buy It Now 6 days
NIC POTTER - SELF CONTAINED (ZOMART 2009 CD) VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR USD $7.59 Buy It Now 6 days
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VG++ 1981 Nic Potter & Guy Evans The Long Hello Volume Two LP Album USD $4.99 Buy It Now 11 days
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Nic Potter Dreamworld CD NEW SEALED 2009 Van Der Graaf Generator USD $7.59 Buy It Now 20 days
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Nic Potter Mountain Music & Sketches In Sound CD NEW SEALED 2009 USD $7.59 Buy It Now 20 days
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Mountain Music
1984
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Sketches In Sound
1986
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Self Contained
1987
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The Blue Zone
1990
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New Europe - Rainbow Colours
1992
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Dreamworld
1997

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Live In Italy
2008

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Dreams In View 81-87
1988
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Mountain Music & Sketches In Sound
1993

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 New Europe - Rainbow Colours by POTTER, NIC album cover Studio Album, 1992
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New Europe - Rainbow Colours
Nic Potter Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
3 stars It is kind of healthy for Nic Potter to have stayed away from his mothership band's musical language, he anyway held, as bass player, the invisible position.

Nic Potter's NEW EUROPE - RAINBOW COLOURS, 1992 has one of the most uncharacteristic track dispositions I know. First track lasts 4 minutes, second track 47, then back to 2 or 3 or 6 minutes tops for the remaining eight tracks.

Anyway, Nic "Mozart" Potter, as his nickname implied had a natural hunger for symphonic music. To Progressive electronic followers, the thrill consists in adding electronic noises in his "classical music" oriented compositions. Track 2, "New Europe", which is like an album itself, delivers to all extent the symphonic mode accompanied by some electronic touches just at the right time. As I found out in earlier releases, his musical language was just starting to bloom, therefore it still shows his personal influences and likings.

Some tracks , track one the most, show that he was highly impressed by the Dire Strait's 1985, "Brothers in Arms" album, I assume, and maybe to be more accurate in my wild guess, their live tour of the same.

Others are guitar or flute based, "New Age" kind of atmospheric compositions which hold among the rest a more personal musical language.

The kind of release which should not go unnoticed, yet it still is short of being essential according to PA's suggestions on rating.

PD-And believe it or not, all symphonic aspirations, although not that unique, never sound over the top, which adds up for their enjoyment.

***3.5 PA stars.

 The Blue Zone by POTTER, NIC album cover Studio Album, 1990
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The Blue Zone
Nic Potter Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

— First review of this album —
3 stars Nic Potter (1951/2013), should sound familiar to those acquainted with Van Der Graaf Generator. He was their bass player, as he also played alongside or inside with other musicians and musical projects. A sad loss but nevertheless quiet a fructiferous life.

Of those myriad of projects, his solo ones, are included in this Progressive/Electronic sub-genre.

I due to the same felt intrigued, because a die hard VDGG follower I am not.

As far as electronic goes, yes there is synth-pop/rock in his 2 first releases and yes an expected dosage of the then emerging "New Age" and "Fusion/World Music" musical stylings.

Anyway, once inside the works I got, I will start with his fourth release as registered here in PA, "The Blue Zone", 1990. Why I chose this one? Well nobody can play the Bassoon as it sounds here, at least not Nic.

Here is the list of the unwritten credits.

Bassoon / Lindsay Cooper (track: 5), Classical Guitar / Duncan Browne (tracks: 4, 5), Electric Guitar / Snowy White (track: 1), Guitar / Huw Lloyd-Langton (tracks: 3, 6), Peter Hammill (track: 2), Oboe / Catherine Milliken (tracks: 5), Percussion [Woodblock] / Guy Evans (track: 2), Saxophone / Malcolm 'Molly' Duncan (track: 6), Violin / Stuart Gordon (track: 5).

So as I was telling this is a party, not a guy playing with himself (no pun intended).

Ok, for starters, he has not the same knack for experimentation his mothership band held, in fact he was known as Nic "Mozart" Potter, this release shows why. More than once a symphonic mood emerges. Big structured, epic like sections arranged to its full extent, not exactly that original in their language but huge, as mini-"Mozartesques" playful figures tag along and that is only part of the show.

The Fusion/Latin styling was Nic's mode to translate his bass player's spiritual cadence and Santana's language seems to have made quiet an impression on him, therefore there are also this kind of "Sexy/Latin/Danceable" moods. Add up Vangelis and J.M. Jarre as close influences in his music writing.

All in all, some highly exciting, perfectly structured tracks, but not exactly a unique musical language which demands more listenings. Then again this album will fill expectations but then eventually could easily be forgotten. Best track "Blue Zone-3" the longest one, which adds 0.5 .

***3.5 PA stars.

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