Boomkat Product Review:
Harvard architecture prof Robert Gerard Pietrusko looks to poems for inspiration on this blissful set for Lawrence English's Room40. Unsettling, textured drones for fans of early Tim Hecker or Celer.
Based on five piano motifs "repeated with constant variation and extrapolation across the album's nine tracks," "Elegiya" is barely recognizable as a piano album. Pietrusko granulates the sounds into chilly clumps of noisy drone, pushing and pulling the notes like taffy into poetic structures that sometimes sound harmonic and ambient, and sometimes veer into terrifying dissonance. If you enjoyed Tim Hecker's early classic "Radio Amor" with its stuttering granulation, this one's for you.