Phill Brown, in issue #12, talked with us about his recording styles while he was in the middle of making this record, and it's a great example of his work. With his Talk Talk/Mark Hollis work the results were subdued and haunting, but with the Walkabouts you get his "open-possibilties" approach applied to a five piece band, creating a different result by far but with the same dreamy qualities of the Talk Talk albums. You can tell that many overdub and tracking ideas were thrown around as little pieces of things will flit in occasionally to add to the proceedings or the drum sounds might change drastically at a juncture. It's certainly creative recording, and proof that big studios and many tracks don't make boring records, boring people do. (Glitterhouse, Gruner Weg 25, 37688 Beverungen, Germany)

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