With eerie clarity, JOHN SURMAN's soprano saxophone rings out across a chilled, silent soundscape. It could be tundra, steppes, fjords, ice fields, or mountain valleys. The very ambiguity of the space of this music is part of its power.
Judging by recent NASA photos and a little imagination, it could even be a sound heard on Mars. On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a late winter report from the intersection of electronica and chilled-out jazz...called MOUNTAINS OF MARS.
Music is by SURMAN, CIPHER, TONE GHOST ETHER, MATTHEW SHIPP, ROEDELIUS, and LYLE MAYS.