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Song of the Day: Nick Walters – Cosmos

Ruby Rushton's trumpeter Nick Walters released a new single Cosmos, from his new NASA and space-inspired album Singularity.

Nick Walters returns to his D.O.T. Records imprint with 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 some magical trumpet and synth work on his newly purchased Juno-106. The album features key contributions from Ruby Rushton drummer Tim Carnegie, 22a Music’s Tenderlonious on flute and some sublime guitar work from Thibaut Remy.

Singularity is an album inspired by the concept of the gravitational singularity, thought to be found at the center of black holes, and 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.

 

Listen to Nick Walters new single Cosmos, from his new album Singularity:

Each of the tracks 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 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 also added beautifully melodic flute parts to four of the tracks, and Thibaut Remy also contributed with some tasty guitar. The icing on the cake was the purchase of a Juno-106, which provided a load of spacey synth sounds perfect for the realisation of the project.

 

Watch below video to Nick Walters new single Cosmos, from his new album Singularity:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:

 

Sélène Saint-Aimé - Arawak Uhuru

Anne Paceo - Reste un oiseau

Jas Kayser, Ava Joseph - Darkness In The Light

Nick Walters - Cosmos

Helge Lien Trio - Gamut Warning Revisited

Alina Bzhezhinska, HipHarpCollective - Soul Vibrations

E.J. Strickland - Language Of The Unheard

Chelsea Carmichael - Fractuals

Christian McBride - Brouhaha

Joanne Brackeen - Cram 'N Exam

Vega Trails - Epic Dream

BADBADNOTGOOD - Open Channels

GoGo Penguin - Ascent

Cito Kaling, young.vishnu, Pachakuti - Phantasma

Gianni Brezzo - Il Sole

Nicola Conte, Gianluca Petrella - Inner Light Joaquin Joe Claussell Sacred Rhythm

Fieh - Fast Food

Redtenbacher's Funkestra - Squid Exit Music - 7 radio edit

Kresten Osgood - Når lyset bryder frem

Flammer Dance Band - Den Hvite By

 

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