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Sky Walking

a trio of hamburg's finest, peter m. kersten (lawrence), christian naujocks, and richard von der schulenburg, feel out a quietly freeform jazz-electronica sound as sky walking. improvising in hushed dialogue at a "rotten studio in the backyard of a record store in hamburg", the trio channel influence from the rustling backdrops of gruppo improvvisazione nuova consonanza, gerard grisey's spectral experiments, and psychic tv's strange sound worlds via a "weird collection of instruments" including some russian microphones and the "saddest sounding steel drum". the results unfurling a miniature midnight landscape of twinkling lights and fractured mumbles over nine tracks at once stark in their arrangement but intimately tactile in character, leaving loads of room for light-headed drift in their glowing harmonics and gremlin-like chuckles. it sounds like they had fun making it.

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