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Stereo Embers’ TRACK OF THE Day: Of1000faces’ “Astronomica”

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Chicago-based artist of1000faces presents his new single “Astronomica’.”

The title track from the album of the same name, this is the first offering from his ambitious and beautifully grounding ‘MONOMYYTH’ trilogy. Exuding terrestrial reverence, reflection, and dreamy instrumentation, Astronomica uses the elements as its primary themes.

of1000faces is the solo project of Matt Walker, who is best known for lending his formidable drumming skills to top-tier artists on the alternative music scene. For 25 years, he has toured
and recorded with such luminaries as Morrissey, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage and Filter, all the while dedicating himself to a myriad of independent bands, side projects and film/tv work.

Known for his obsessive writing and recording while on tour, eventually Walker decided to pursue a more singular and personal endeavor. Thus was born of1000faces, the moniker reflecting the project’s inherent premise and, at the same time, a nod to Joseph Campbell’s ‘Hero of 1000 faces’.

“I work on my music whenever and wherever I can, usually while on tour. It’s a slow process. Each song feels like it’s own vision quest,” Walker says.


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