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Justin Walter : Lullabies and Nightmares

Justin Walter is a member of America’s finest Afrobeat orchestra, NOMO, but on his debut solo album Lullabies And Nightmares (out May 27 via Kranky) the Michigan-born/ Brooklyn-based trumpeter and composer explores more ambient territory. Built around his experiments with a breath-controlled analog synth known as an EVI (electronic valve instrument), Lullabies is comprised entirely of one-take or multi-tracked improvised instrumentals that are then looped and sampled live to create Walter’s hypnotic,  jazz-tinged soundscapes. Check out a short film detailing the creative process, then listen to the aptly-titled “Dream Weaving”, below.

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My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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