Schwalm, J. Peter & Stephen Thelen

Rare Noise, 2022CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 28.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 82
Score Chart

O’s Notes: J. Peter Schwalm (keyboards, electronics) and Stephan Thelen (g, keyboards) are the headliners on Transneptunin Planets. Eivind Aarset (g), Tim Harries (b) and Manuel Pasquinelli (d, perc) round out the band. Guest vocalist Neil Catchpole adds voice samples on “GongGong”. “MakeMake” sounds like a large construction site, while “Quaoar” boils in the mystery of a chase scene at the aforementioned site. Each of the song illustrates a journey of sorts but we felt it to be more terrestrial than intergalactic.


Publicist: Hubtone