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by Mark Sullivan
Jan Peter Schwalm is a German composer and music producer, best known for his collaborations with ambient music pioneer Brian Eno, including the album Drawn From Life (Opal, 2001). Since 2006 Schwalm has been a regular guest at Norway's Punktfestival, distinguishing himself as a live remixer. He has also developed a long- term partnership with Norwegian experimental guitarist Eivind Aarset and British bassist Tim Harries, both of whom appear on this album on several tracks each, together or individually.read more
by C. Michael Bailey
"Ambient Music." Now that is a creatively coiffured pant load of a genre designation. An outgrowth of New Age?" The bastard child of Minimalism? Radio personality Stephen Hill's cottage industry? Well, in a word, yes," all of these things. The evolution of music is rapidly hurling toward a time when genre will mean nothing and no longer be useful in describing the music. A new paradigm will have to be adopted to make sense. So words like jazz," New Age," ...read more