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Mysterious and minimal instrumental album by Richard, dreamt at home and recorded quickly in Glasgow's Green Door Studio.
Prolific Glasgow-based polymath Richard Youngs recorded "Ein Klein Nein" in a single day last year and builds an incense-burned, psychedelic meditation around a single piano chord and a skeletal rhythm. From the stoner almost trip-hop sound of opener "Ein Klein", we're dragged into tinnitus minimalism on "Klein Nein", thick, Spacemen 3 drugnoise on "Klein Ein" and a nervous, breathy soundscape on closer "Nein Klein". It's not gonna make any new converts, we'll be honest, but if ur a fan of Youngs' output (the man has almost managed 100 albums at this stage) and his idiosyncratic musical vision, "Ein Klein Nein" is another enjoyable addition to the heaving catalog.
"Centered on a single piano chord and bare snare strikes, Richard builds a haunting atmosphere in 4 episodes, featuring his guitar, organ, harmonica, and voice. The reductive and hypnotic approach here recalls his early classics like “Advent” and “Festival.” Another essential work from the prolific and truly unique musician.
Creator of nearly 100 albums, Richard Youngs somehow continues to find ways to surprise listeners. Even in these dark, dark ages where everyone knows everything, Richard finds new creative ways - recording albums of accessible “rock” and folk music for the overground Glass and O Genesis labels, playing high-concept disco in the critically acclaimed AMOR; and releasing an extensive and bewildering series of albums where he plays all instruments with his feet!"