J. Peter Schwalm (guitars, pianos, electronic devices, acoustic and digital sound modules, mixing desks, drums and synths, except…)
Nell Catchpole (violas, on 1)
Eivin Aarset (guitars, on 2, 3, 4)
Tim Harries (bass, on 2, 7, 8)
Martin France (drums, on 2, 8)
Michael Wöllny (pump organ, on 5)
Christine Schütze (grand piano, on 9)
1. The Anxt Code
3. The Beauty of Disaster
4. Number Become Stories
5. Stille, Blitz und Donnder
8. The End and the Beginning
This has been my soundtrack for a couple of days now but I feel that I may still only be scratching the surface of this rich, multi-layered recording.
In a sense, this recording is masquerading behind an electronic/ambient disguise, but beneath the mask lie a series of facades and moods, at their centre a clear sense of Schwalm’s aesthetic scale: grandeur without a trace of pomposity.