A 5 track electronic ep (18m 49s) — released March 1st 2019 on Gare du Nord Records

Wind Sand And Stars is a wonderful and poetic book by the enigmatic author and aviator, Antoine de Saint Exupéry and was the inspiration of this EP – an aerial voyage through the elements realised by Willie Gibson in his modular synth-based studio out in the wilds of Cambridgeshire.

Following on from his 2017 electronic re-creation of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Gibson's 18-minute original piece takes the same meticulous sound design and sequencing approach - this time the addition of occasional vocal lines and real drums steers it more in the direction of electronic artists like Tangerine Dream or Harald Grosskopf, while some of the slower passages have the same dark European exotica of David Bowie's mid 70s Berlin electronica explorations.

Saint-Ex was conceived as a single recorded work but in five defined sections, inspired by passages and scenes in the book.

Saint-Exupéry went missing over the Mediterranean on a routine reconnaissance flight in July 1944 – neither the aircraft nor his body were ever recovered.

Gibson’s homage to Saint-Ex is another curious oddity of retro-futurism and serious modular-synth based composing…..…plucked from the pioneering analogue electronica age of the early 1970s. Interesting though, and a potential cult release in its right, Saint-Ex is worth the indulgence. - Monolith Cocktail Album Review

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