Walking through the sky…Five years ago Christian Naujoks. Peter M. Kersten and Richard Von Der Schulenburg started a series of spontaneous recording sessions without any intention or idea. The only thing what held the group together were the immediate results hitting the three musicians straight inside their hearts. Jazz as a metaphor of instrumental conversation. improvisation in the most dillettant way. science as a matter of exploring the opposite sound of what instruments were built to. these might be parts of a concept where there was none.
Evangelisti & Ennio Morricone, Gerard Grisey and the school of GRM, Psychic TV, none of the influences of Naujoks, Schulenburg, Kersten inspired the sound of Sky Walking as much as the rotten studio in a backyard of a record store in Hamburg, including a definitely weird collection of instruments, some russian microphones and the saddest sounding steel drum. Even their solo careers are seperated from what became an album yet: Richard von der Schulenburg, the magician of keyboards who is part of the Pudel Apparat and piano player in the 440Hz Trio (ft. Jacques Palminger) released a couple of vinyl records and a tape under his moniker RVDS. Christian Naujoks recorded the second of his two albums at the Hamburger Laiszhalle with the legendary producer Tobias Levin. Both of his longplayers came out on Dial Records, the label Peter M. Kersten founded almost 15 years ago. Kersten is much better known as Lawrence for his countless releases on Smallville, Mule Musiq, Kompakt, Styrax, Ghostly International. The artist's history plus endless inspirations? Forget about it! Here comes Sky Walking.
(added: 2014-09-23 11:09:21 )