Schwalm, J. Peter & Stephen Thelen
Rare Noise, 2022, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
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.