The enthusiast's audio webzine

Walker Burns

Walker lives in the USA, an architect of spatial volumes by day and manipulator of musical volumes by night. He enjoys small boat sailing, reading, collecting books, and traveling. Catching the radio and HiFi bug at an early age, he has purchased, sold, restored and built more audio equipment than he can remember and is always looking for new and interesting music. He also writes about music and related topics at his personal website: wajobu.com


The Green Kingdom – Incidental Music

“Whether in a conscious state of reverie or in the pre-waking hours when fleeting visions come forth into the camera obscura of the mind, there are moments where hanging onto the edges of dreams is perhaps more desirable than even slumber.” Walker Burns reviews Green Kingdom’s latest album.

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Roger Eno – Ted Sheldrake

“I find it hard to believe that my original LP copy of Apollo (Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno) will be thirty years old in 2013, but there it is – one of the great albums of the ambient music genre. When I think of Roger Eno’s music over the years, three words come to mind: thoughtful, quirky, and sometimes playful. Whether lyric or instrumental, Eno’s works tell stories that can either be tightly sewn threads or loosely knitted yarns.” Walker Burns reviews Roger Eno’s latest.

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Almost Charlie – Tomorrow’s Yesterday

“Almost Charlie has returned after three years with more beautifully crafted and skillfully recorded songs,” writes Walker Burns of Almost Charlies followup work to The Plural Of Yes. “There are marvelous wordplays, edges of wit and subtle metaphors in the lyrics resulting in another collection of musical gems.”

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Lorenzo Feliciati – Frequent Flyer

Walker Burns writes of Italian bassist Lorenzo Feliciati’s new album: “Frequent Flyer is an energetic, musical and diverse album to explore… This is an album that blurs genres of Rock, Fusion, Funk, Jazz and includes the edges of Latin and Afro-Cuban sounds. I always enjoy being pushed into new musical territories and Lorenzo Feliciati’s travels with a talented group of musicians is a great introduction to his work and influences.”

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Anthony Phillips & Andrew Skeet – Seventh Heaven

Walker Burns reviews this new collaborative work: “Seventh Heaven is both a collaborative work with Anthony Phillips as well as a splendid introduction to the work of Andrew Skeet…. Seventh Heaven is an expansive, sophisticated, and elegant work.”

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M. Ostermeier – The Rules of Another Small World

“I was first intrigued with this album because of its cover, images of an abandoned sci-fi pod-style housing project in northern San-Zhr,” writes Walker Burns of M. Ostermeier’s most recent album. “It sounds as if one is exploring the environs of what is depicted on the album’s cover… this is music-on-the-edges of consciousness or the fringe of a dream.”

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Harold Budd – In The Mist

“It was an early morning in the studio in late April, 1980. Black turned to indigo, then to purple, red-orange and finally a golden sun was in through the high studio windows. It was the first light of the morning, and “First Light” from Harold Budd & Brian Eno’s Ambient 2 – The Plateaux of Mirror was playing. This was my introduction to the first of many Harold Budd works,” writes Walker Burns.

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Will Samson : Hello Friends, Goodbye Friends

“The album is an intimate personal meditation, yet is sonically broad like the mountainscapes depicted in the cover art.” Walker Burns takes a chance with Will Samson’s “Hello Friends, Goodbye Friends.”

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