Boomkat Product Review:
His full-length follow-up to the Eingya album, Keith Kenniff's Caesura finds the Type veteran exploring electronic arrangements to an even greater depth than ever before, blending an incredibly detailed approach to beat making with exquisite harmonies and instrumental melodies derived from an array of acoustic arrangements. Caesura is the sound of electronica grown up: no longer is the sound palette restricted to a few soft synths and plugins - here Kenniff takes guitars and recordings of percussive found sounds, blending them all together in a highly organic and textured mix of synthesis, sampling and conventional composition, resulting in songs that cross boundaries between post-rock, downbeat IDM and - in the case of 'Fourteen Drawings' - the epic, shoegaze electronics of Ulrich Schnauss. The production is truly a thing to be marveled at, delivered with a crispness and richness that's all but impossible to come by within the realm of solo electronic musicians; you really get a three-dimensional sense of space in these compositions - full of warmth and tactile physicality. It's so well formed as an album you find yourself having a certain amount of trouble picking out highlights, but undoubtedly the quietly majestic 'Backlight' reveals itself as something very special, pretty much condensing everything that's so remarkable about Kenniff's abilities within the space of a single five-minute track. Gorgeous music - Highly Recommended.