Mr. Peter Hayden

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Mr. Peter Hayden
PH-monogram.png
PH monogram
Background information
Also known asPH, ENPHIN, enPHin, MPH, Mr. Peter Hayden Band
OriginKankaanpää, Finland
Genres
Years active2000 (2000)–present
LabelsSvart Records
Associated actsAtomikylä, Dark Buddha Rising
Websitewww.mrph.net
Members
Past members

Mr. Peter Hayden (or PH and later ENPHIN) is a Finnish alternative metal band often filed under post-metal, space rock or psychedelic doom.[1] The band was formed in Kankaanpää, Finland[2] in 2000.[3] On their fourth album, Eternal Hayden, the band began to refer to themselves just by their logo, the PH-monogram, leading to confusion what the band should be called. Since then all variations from Mr. Peter Hayden to PH have been used.[4] The group is also part of the Wastement collective.

History[edit]

The year 2006 marked the first official release in form of a 7-inch record, First Cycle Complete. Next few years were spent touring with Galacticka. This co-operation later introduced a shared release, 10-inch split record.[5]

The debut album Faster Than Speed was released in August 2010. The two-song album was dived deep into the concept of time and personal perceptions of it.[6] The album was praised for its boldness in dodging every established genre definition, which made the record sound very unique.[7] Two years later in May 2012, their second full-length album Born a Trip followed, this time consisting of one track clocking over an hour. Praising feedback continued[8] and more international recognition resulted a European tour and their first visit to Roadburn Festival the following year.[9] Next year, in 2014, Mr. Peter Hayden finished their first album trilogy by releasing giant double album, consisting of one song divided on two CDs.[10] Archdimension Now was released in Spring 2014 and was followed by another European tour, this time with Dark Buddha Rising. Later on summer the album's release tour was completed with various appearances on major festivals in Finland, including Tuska Open Air, Provinssirock and Flow Festival.[11] In 2014 the band released also the seven-inch vinyl We Fly High.[12] This single did differ from the first three albums and gave an idea what would happen later on.[13] It took almost three years of work and one-off gigs (including their second time in Roadburn Festival) before Mr. Peter Hayden released their fourth album Eternal Hayden, their first on Svart Records. The album consisted of five songs and was shorter than any of their earlier ones, but the sound was still described as unique, shoegaze, space rock, heavy psychedelia and krautrock being mentioned.[14] On this album, the group declared that from now on they will refer to themselves only by their PH monogram insignia, leading into confusion what the band should be called.[15] In 2017, the band toured Finland in support of album, their only international show being the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

In August 2019 Svart Records announced that PHs's fifth album Osiris Hayden will be released on 1 November on vinyl and CD. First single Justified was released on 30 August.[16] On 4 October second single Origo was released and previewed by Decibel Magazine: "PH take in, twist about, fold over, and plot anew jazz, rock, metal, ambient, and others as a way to map out their next steps, whether its by song, such as “Origo,” or by album, Osiris Hayden."[17] In 2020 all tours and festival appearances supporting the album release were canceled or rescheduled and band moved back to studio to work on their next album.[18]

In April 2021 as part of Roadburn Festival's online edition it was announced that the band would be moving on from using the PH -moniker and would be stargint to work with Pelagic Records as enPHin.[19] In March 2022 first piece of music under the ENPHIN moniker was released as Cut Flesh, first single from End Cut, was released on digital platforms.[20] At the same time Pelagic Records announced that sixth album will be released in June.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Faster Than Speed (2010)[edit]

2010 CD (Winter Records), 2012 2LP (Mikrofoni)

No.TitleLength
1."Smoke in Space"33:33
2."Δt=0"33:00
Total length:66:33

Born a Trip (2012)[edit]

2012 CD (Kauriala Society), 2013 2LP (Mikrofoni)

No.TitleLength
1."Born a Trip"68:20
Total length:68:20

Archdimension Now (2014)[edit]

2014 2CD (Kauriala Society)

Disc one

No.TitleLength
1."Archdimension Now (Disc 1)"67:47
Total length:67:47

Disc two

No.TitleLength
1."Archdimension Now (Disc 2)"57:58
Total length:57:58

Eternal Hayden (2017)[edit]

2017 CD/LP (Svart Records)

No.TitleLength
1."Looking Back at Mr. Peter Hayden"16:44
2."We Fly High"7:13
3."Reach"4:34
4."Higher"3:50
5."Rock and Roll Future"4:00
Total length:36:21

Osiris Hayden (2019)[edit]

2019 CD/LP (Svart Records)[21]

No.TitleLength
1."Thr33 of Wands" 
2."Emergence" 
3."Justified" 
4."Uhrilahja" 
5."Sun Sets for One" 
6."Origo" 
7."Ad Coronam" 
8."M47eria Prima" 
9."Tachophonia" 
Total length:47:00

End Cut (2022)[edit]

2020 CD/2LP (Pelagic Records)

Other releases[edit]

  • 2006 First Cycle Complete, 7" (Post-rock Cafe Hietakulma)
  • 2008 Orbit:Orbit, 10" split with Galacticka (Verilinja, Waste of Space)
  • 2011 This Was Mr. Peter Hayden, MC live (Rabbit Ilsn Records)
  • 2014 We Fly High, 7" (Mikrofoni, Rämekuukkeli, Doognad Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exploring Space and Time PH aka Mr. Peter Hayden: A Retrospective -". CVLT Nation. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  2. ^ "MR PETER HAYDEN AND BORN A TRIP – INTERVIEW WITH FINLAND'S GUIDING LIGHT ON THE HORIZON". kierontyler.blogspot.fi. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  3. ^ "CVLT Nation Interviews PH aka Mr. Peter Hayden - CVLT Nation".
  4. ^ Festival, Roskilde. "PH/MR PETER HAYDEN BAND". www.roskilde-festival.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Galacticka / Mr. Peter Hayden – orbit:orbit". Discogs. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Exploring Space and Time PH aka Mr. Peter Hayden: A Retrospective -". CVLT Nation. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  7. ^ Koczan, JJ. "Mr. Peter Hayden, Faster Than Speed: Riding Along with the Light | The Obelisk". The Obelisk. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  8. ^ "MR PETER HAYDEN AND BORN A TRIP – INTERVIEW WITH FINLAND'S GUIDING LIGHT ON THE HORIZON". kierontyler.blogspot.fi. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  9. ^ Koczan, JJ. "NEWS: Mr. Peter Hayden Announce Tour Dates Leading to Roadburn". The Obelisk. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  10. ^ Koczan, JJ. "REVIEW: Mr. Peter Hayden, Archdimension Now". The Obelisk. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Dark Buddha Rising, Finland's black psychedelic doom practitioners sign to Neurot Recordings | Rarely Unable". www.rarelyunable.com. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Mr. Peter Hayden – We Fly High". Echoes And Dust. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  13. ^ "STREAMING: Mr. Peter Hayden, "We Fly High" (Side B)". Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  14. ^ "HellrideMusic.com – PH – Eternal Hayden". www.hellridemusic.com. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  15. ^ "HellrideMusic.com – PH". www.hellridemusicforums.com. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  16. ^ "PH luo nahkansa jälleen uudelleen – Osiris Hayden ilmestyy marraskuun alussa, ensimmäinen biisi kuunneltavissa nyt". Svart Records. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  17. ^ "Track Premiere: PH "Origo"". Decibel Magazine. 3 October 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  18. ^ "DAYS OF RONA: Lauri Kivelä of PH (aka Mr. Peter Hayden)". The Obelisk. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  19. ^ "Roadburn Redux". www.roadburnredux.com (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  20. ^ Cut Flesh by ENPHIN - RYM/Sonemic, retrieved 24 March 2022
  21. ^ "PH announce new album Osiris Hayden". Svart Records. 16 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.

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