We are big fans of trumpeter, composer and band leader, Nick Walters, his work with Tenderlonious, and his own material as leader. So we are excited to premiere “Cosmos”, the first song to be lifted from his brand new ‘Singularity’ album on his own D.O.T. Records imprint. Nick’s trumpet, joined by Tenderlonious on flute, flies effortlessly of a bedrock off-kilter snares and bubbling synths.
A suite of forward thinking, cosmic, electronic-jazz experiments, inspired by NASA & the concept of gravitational singularity. each track on “Singularity”, his first home studio produced album, is built around an audio sample recorded by NASA in space, then expertly transported back to earth by Walters via his virtuosic trumpet and synth work. The album features key contributions from Ruby Rushton drummer Tim Carnegie, 22a Music’s Tenderlonious on flute, and guitar work from Thibaut Remy.Support on Bandcamp
‘Singularity’ is an album inspired by the concept of the gravitational singularity, thought to be found at the centre of black holes, also thought to be the initial state of the universe at the beginning of the Big Bang. These are the points where current scientific understanding breaks down, where general relativity meets quantum mechanics and current theories are unable to comprehend how density or the curvature of spacetime can reach infinite levels. The album is dedicated to Professor Roger Penrose, the scientist who alongside Stephen Hawking did so much to develop theoretical understanding of singularities and black holes, and rightful recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2020.
Each track features an audio sample recorded by NASA and made available for download and further artistic use. They include samples taken by the Cassini spacecraft as it studied Jupiter, Saturn, and their many moons, whistler waves picked up by NASA’s Van Allen Probe as it passed around Earth, and interstellar plasma sounds picked up by the Voyager probe after leaving the Solar System. The tracks and album grew gradually over time in an organic process, with key assistance provided by Ruby Rushton drummer Tim Carnegie, whose powerful and lively drumming added real impetus and energy to the programmed drum parts.
Tenderlonious added beautifully melodic flute parts to four of the tracks, while Thibaut Remy featured on three tracks with some exquisite guitar work. Walters’ newly purchased Juno-106 provides most of the backdrop with plenty of spacey synth sounds perfect for the realisation of the project.
“Cosmos” Is due to be released on Friday December 3rd, with the full album landing on January 28th 2022.