Shape King


Shape King is an ongoing musical solo project.

Main page includes music, videos, performance schedule, and errata

Shape King also provides a means of experimenting and performing with electro-acoustic instruments. For more information, see Sonic Objects.

DADO Sketchbook Vols. 1 & 2

Written, Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Raphael Peterson in 2012 - 2014

Salvaged, and Remastered by Raphael Peterson. Re-released as a collection in 2019

The DADO Sketchbook was created between 2012 and 2014, in a state of post-collegiate drift. Each piece was made within 24 hours of its conception, and each was posted to Soundcloud immediately upon completion, along with a pixelated illustration. Most were not premeditated.

The versions you hear now are remastered from mp3s downloaded from Soundcloud, as the original versions, intended to be the initial release of Shape King, were lost in a theft in 2014. This theft resulted in a complete ground-up rebuild of many ideas and techniques that eventually turned into the album DADO v. The Universe.

DADO v. The Universe

DADO v. The Universe was recorded over a period of about two years and worked on across the United States. It was released in May 2016.

Written, Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed by Raphael Peterson

In addition:
Percussion by Jason Burger 
Engineering by Zubin Hensler
Songwriting by Martin Diller ("Bushwick Bitch", "Odyssey", "DADO v. The Universe") 

Recorded at:
Linden Bed Bug Studios LLC, NYC 
The Wurks, PVD 
Burger Residence, NYC 
Berger Residence, LA
Crown Heights Closet, NYC 
The Rivington Audio Bunker, NYC
Mckibbin Lofts, NYC 

Mixed at:  Peterson Sound, Healdsbug, CA

Mastered by:  Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering

Man in Space


Man in Space was based in Oakland and existed briefly, long enough to produce one EP and play Slims in SF. This is the first album I mixed and released. I also recorded most parts, with the exception of some drum tracking.