New Noise Magazine is pleased to be premiering Sky Valley by Tim Kuhl. The album is full of different ambiances and graces, it can only be described by its ease upon the first listen. There’s an unexpected soundscape that splashes in every song, like a different easel ready to be displayed. Tim Kuhl wrote the album on an iPad while on tour. The music is inspired by desert landscapes and how beautifully horrifying they can be. He then teamed up with Geoffrey Bankowski (Quietus) for lyrics and the Australian showgirl Anna Copa Cabanna to layer the vocals. This is a wonderful release, and can be heard below.
“Sky Valley is about freedom and complete trust between the compositions and the performers. It’s not so different from my earlier instrumental jazz albums. Technology, lyrics, and my love of synthesizers are now at the forefront. The compositions continue to embrace improvisation and the unexpected.”
Born and raised in Baltimore as one of five boys in a musical household, Kuhl studied classical and jazz forms before leaving home for New York City. He has toured and recorded with a diverse range of artists in addition to having been a full time member of many NYC bands like The Izzys, Invisible Familiars, and the experimental group Little Worlds, whose Bela Bartok interpretations have garnered international critical praise. He is presently touring and recording as a full member of Sean Lennon’s The GOASTT and with Margaret Glaspy.
Photo by Nathan West