ACCIDENTAL STILL LIFE EP
RELEASE DATE: May 2014
LABEL: Two Gentlemen
ARTIST: Stewart Walker
FORMAT: digital mp3 / wav
CAT. NO. TWOGTL 048
1. Passing Through (4:21)
2. Accidental Still Life (7:14)
3. Hospital Stay (6:08)
After a five year hiatus, Stewart Walker returns with the Passing Through EP, a meditation on transience and the Sufi’s story that “this too shall pass.” Taken together, the three tracks present an autumnal vision, like the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, breath visible in the cold dawn, and sunlight streaming through an orangered canopy of trees.
Passing Through presents a bubbly dub confection, knitting together a variety of analog and digital background noises over a tight glitchy beat and culminating in a reflective chord progression of distant pianos.
On Accidental Still Life, Stewart combines live recordings of German zithers and Japanese kotos into an epic narration with his finely-tuned techno storytelling.
Hospital Stay sounds like an homage to vintage melancholic 4AD phased pianos whether by Simon Raymonde or Harold Budd, over a simple deep house bass and drums backbone.