Justin Walter (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Michigan-born composer/trumpeter/sonic adventurer Justin Walter has done session work with bands like Iron & Wine, Sinkane and Wild Belle. He’s also spent the past few years exploring the capabilities and possibilities of the Electronic Valve Instrument, a wind-controlled analog synth invented in the early ’70s by trumpet player/synth maker Nyle Steiner. Walter has released his experimental EVI soundscapes via cassette and a 12-inch, but Kranky Records issued his official solo full-length debut, Lullabies & Nightmares, in May of this year.
YDIIYD: Colin Stetson, Boards of Canada, Ghost Box. (MB)