December 2017

KRONIEK van ODERAN 3 voltooit sciencefiction trilogie

Met KRONIEK van ODERAN 3 is de trilogie over de belevenissen van de eerste kolonisatiemissie naar de planeet Oderan voltooid.


December 2016

KRONIEK van ODERAN 2 is uit!

Nieuwe belevenissen van de eerste koloniale missie op de planneet Oderan. SF Terra noemde het eerste boek 'een pareltje in het SF-genre'.




Proud to be asked to play the leadguitar on the track V838 on SLOW BURN 1, the new excellent album of FRACTAL MIRROR.

Interview bij SF47




met interview

De Belgische sciencefiction-vereniging SF47 heeft op haar website prominent aandacht gegeven aan KRONIEK van ODERAN middels een korte beschouwing en een uitgebreid interview.

lees het interview...

1e Recensie KRONIEK van ODERAN


SF Terra

nummer 250

December 2015

"Dit is echt een pareltje in het SF-genre," schrijft Natasja Jeninga in haar recensie van KRONIEK van ODERAN in het tijdschrift SF Terra. En verder: "Dit boek is een heerlijk sciencefiction-verhaal. Vanaf de eerste bladzijde had het mij in zijn greep! Ik hoop nog veel boeken van Peter Swart te kunnen lezen in de toekomst.  Als je graag SF leest, dan is dit een must! Het is altijd moeilijk om boeken in dit genre te vinden. Maar met deze heb je er echt een gevonden hoor! Aanrader dus!"

lees de hele recensie...


June 2015

Interview and airplay on Paperlate Radio.

DJ André Steijns had some interesting questions and let the listeners enjoy Werther part 2 and Buddha from the album THE COUCH and from the album ROFLORÉ the track Mysterious Allurement.

listen to the interview...

KRONIEK van ODERAN is uit!!


  Jarenlang heb ik in stilte gewerkt aan

  deze sciencefiction-roman.

  Ga naar het ODERAN-tabblad voor

  meer informatie.

  For years I have worked on this

  sciencefiction story. Alas, only in

  Dutch available. Maybe in the future?


May 2015

Math Lemmen placed a review of THE COUCH on the website of Progwereld .

When you are working as a psychologist, in music strongly influenced by the symphonic rock and record an album with the title "The Couch", according to me the point is made. So don't expect exuberant symphonic rock. The sympho-influences that you hear on this album are more in line with that of Anthony Phillips, Camel and the quieter work of Steve Hackett. Overall, I have listened to "The Couch" with joy. The pleasant listening experience was, however, disturbed in the song Dust, around 1:10 ...

read more ...

Airplay Paperlate Progrock Radio

April 2015

Paperlate Radio, a progrock radioprogramme, broadcasting from Tholen (Holland), gave airplay to THE COUCH with the tracks WERTHER part 2 and HEDWIG.

DJ André Steijns had some very nice comments. Thank you, André!

listen to the announcements...

Review THE COUCH in iO Pages


April 2015

Review The Couch in iOPages no. 128 by René Yedema

... the 'whispersympho'  is back. Fans of Anthony Phillips' series Private Parts & Pieces, the quiet passages of Genesis' Trespass and the subtle play on the older records of Steve Hackett, Al Stewart and Bo Hansson can surrender themselves, relaxing in the warm, rooted in the seventies, music of the classically trained Swart.

read more ...

Airplay on Radio Xymphonia

March 2015

Radio Xymphonia broadcasted on March 8 two tracks of  THE COUCH: HEDWIG and BUDDHA.

listen to the announcement...

Airplay in Sympho Shop

February 2015

Radiostation Sympho Shop gave attention to THE COUCH by broadcasting the track DUST.

listen to the announcement...

Review The Couch in Progpraat!

January 2015

The first review of The Couch, written by Rinco Ennema:

"For lovers of light music with depth, this is a must. Stories are sung with a voice that emanates tranquility. The narratives are framed with music that sometimes are reminiscent to the sound of a bard, a troubadour from ancient times and sometimes you hear a tentative attempt to symphonic rock, but it is never abundant. Enjoy."             read more ...

Dutch Treat in Jawdy's Basement

January 8th 2015

Airplay: Werther as 'Dutch Treat' in Jawdy's Basement!

For this American progrock radioshow (from New Jersey) Wouter van Hal every week proposes a progrock track from a Dutch artist. In the first show of 2015 his contribution was WERTHER from The Couch. The longest Dutch Treat ever! DJ Jawdy spoke about the first meeting of Wouter and me in a local pub and spoke of The Couch as "pretty neat stuff" and of Werther as "a tremendous epic track".

listen to Jawdy's announcement ...

Airplay Werther by Jim Lawson - Cuillin FM Scotland

November 10th 2014 

Airplay: Jim Lawson of Cuillin FM gives airplay to WERTHER of The Couch in his  show 'The Ancient One'

His comment after the song:

"I hope you were very impressed with that piece of music, I know that I was when I first heard it. I have to thank Leo Koperdraat from Fractal Mirror, who posted on Facebook the following comment:  'If you like the sounds of Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips, the romantic stuff of The Enid or the atmosphere generated by Camel, you might want to check out The Couch by Peter Swart, especially the six part suite Werther', which we just heard here and I think it's a majestic piece of work... The album itself is simply terrific... Excellent material and in fact he is, in his everyday life, surprisingly enough, a medical psychologist. Certainly good music, excellent stuff."

listen to the entire commentary of Jim Lawson ...


October 2014: the digital version of the album The Couch is released. The music can be listened to and purchased on



Promovideo KRONIEK van ODERAN


Promovideo THE COUCH


Younger - more hair