This item is to the best of our knowledge available to us from the supplier and should ship to you within the time-frame indicated. If there are any unforeseen issues with availability we will notify you immediately
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. It's hardly surprising to learn that he (along with Static's Hanno Leichtmann) is part of Jan Jelinek's touring band, as Jan Jelinek's recent two albums are probably the best comparisons I can think of to 'Cue'. Where Jelinek ventured into Popul Vuh territory, however, Pekler keeps his sound much more grounded. 'Cue' is based on those old library music albums we all love to collect (at least, I do), you know the ones, they were made for TV and and Film producers to use when they were stuck for some original compositions and were usually made with a 'theme' or a 'mood' in mind. Music for laying the table for instance, or doing the dishes. you know what I mean I'm sure. Pekler is quick to note that 'Cue' is not a skit on the library music releases of the 70s, the intention was to create modern music with a similar purpose - music which starts from a defined idea and fashioned to fit into it. Sadly I don't have the album's sleeve so I can't really comment on whether this concept works out, but the music itself is pretty captivating. Taking a much more minimal direction than his previous efforts Pekler manages to force hissing grains out of his chosen instruments and inject a soul and a beating heart into what is intrinsically 'ambient' music. Certainly I can hear how this music might be used in certain visual sequences, he has left it open to interpretation and nothing is busy enough or self indulgent enough to remove focus from the screen. Fans of Tim Hecker's moody ambience or the aforementioned shuffle of Jan Jelinek need to take a closer look at 'Cue', it's an assured, impressive piece of work.