Boomkat Product Review:
So after years busying himself with reduced glitchy jazz, electronic old-guarder Andrew Pekler has finally made the jump to US behemoth of all things post, Kranky. He's also experienced something of an epiphany and abandoned the lite-jazz which plagued much of his previous work in favour of something far more, well, kosmische.
"Typically, library music albums were not available to the general public but were marketed directly to film, TV and commercial production companies. Judging by the information provided on the record sleeves, the consumers of library music were assumed to have little interest in the identities of the individuals who actually wrote and played the music, the musicians’ names often being relegated to the very small print.
Instead, it appears that the functional aspects of the product were of foremost importance; the persistently generic names of the tracks and their descriptions, durations and suggestions for their usage. With this in mind Andrew Pekler conceived and produced Cue. Starting from short expository phrases setting forth a track’s instrumentation, mood and development (reproduced on the back cover), Pekler attempted to construct pieces to fit these specific criteria. During the process of assembly a track would more often than not evolve beyond its prescribed limits (in these cases, the descriptive blurbs have been updated to reflect the changes)."