Exposé Online banner

Airborne — Walk on Water
(*, 1995, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 1996-08-01

Walk on Water Cover art

Lead vocalist Baggi Buchmann was a prominent contributor to German keyboardist Ines' Hunting the Fox album a couple years ago. Here he is featured with his regular band, a five piece including two guitarists, bass, and drums. Guests include Ines on keys, and producers Hansi Fuchs and Davide Piai contributing acoustic guitars and backing vocals respectively. The music here is far closer to a mainstream metal-grunge-rock than to what most readers would call prog; most of the songs here are your standard song format verse-chorus-verse, with some nice crunchy guitars and good melodic hooks that support Buchmann's vocals-with-an-attitude style well. All the songs are catchy, any of these could land the band a major hit coupled with the right video. The only track where they deviate from the formula is the fifteen-minute album closer "The One," which is basically a suite of three tracks connected by instrumental interludes. Note that this was originally released in '95 on the German Music is Intelligence label, and subsequently licensed to Avalanche.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 10, 1995 releases

Related artist(s): Airborne

Latest news

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more

2020-09-09
Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more

2020-09-05
Gary Peacock RIP – Legendary bassist Gary Peacock, veteran of many recordings and performances with Paul Bley, George Russell, Roland Kirk, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, and many more. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Petrophonics – Ever since I first heard this band back in the early 80s, I’ve been fascinated by their style: rock instrumentation playing challenging music which is not based in the conventions of rock and...  (2001) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues