Boomkat Product Review:
Kilchhofer and Hainbach present a warm introduction to the Marionette label with respective, analogous sides of wistful, pastoral kosmiche electronics in the Acosta split for the Little Mary series.
Blessed with a lightness of touch and textural nuance that you don’t hear every day (or perhaps do, if you’re paying attention beyond your white buds), both operators coax out remarkably compatible stripes of buzzing, ersatz-tribal drum patterns and fluffy melodies that float by in a lush daydream of jazzy gestures that recall Arthur Russell and Peter Zummo as much as Moebius & Roedelius’ most hushed Harmonia pieces,.
On the A-side KIlchhofer convects a warm breeze of lower case sounds freckled with piquant birdsong and and frolicking arpeggios that recall a more lighthearted Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe in Aska and Suckfuell, whereas Russ and Uzala are cut from fine 4th world cloth that will be familiar to fans of Jon Hassell.
Haibach’s side is also guided by an ambient ramblers sensibility, taking us from chiming likembe tones and strafing noise breezes in By The Motorway, By The River, thru the weightless bleep froth of Heart Of Darkness, and on to a standout twilight waltz in I Be Electric, and fading out to the baroque melancholy of Counterpoint.