ALBUM REVIEW: Group Listening – Walks | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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PRAH Recordings

Released: 10.05.24








Musical collaborators Paul Jones and Stephen Black, aka Sweet Baboo, invite you to join them on an album of sublime sonic perambulations. Following a couple of long players of reinterpreting, this time it is all original composition. Using woodwind and ambient electronic wizardry interspersed with field recordings we explore with a wide-eyed wonder.

Experience a jaunty, breezy New Brighton wander, or deep dive into the concrete and palm trees of a utopian Milton Keynes Shopping Building, while Frogs sounds like a 70s spy thriller theme. Stephen cites the influence of sax player Sam Grendel and his partner in design takes those playful or bewitching woodwind tunes and showers them in ambience or post-modernist synths.

Take a walk on the dialled-in side with Group Listening.


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