Boomkat Product Review:
Swiss guitarist Zimoun deploys an hour of intently careful, tonal exploration with absorbing results ripe for fans of Fennesz, Swans’ Norm Westberg, or Stephen O’Malley solo pieces
In search of expressively emotive guitar tone, Zimoun uses a range of extended strategies to agitate and evince his instrument’s voice on ‘Guitar Studies’. Through countless hours of reiteration and layering - but never looping - he recombines recordings and EQ’s their envelopes over the duration, finely sculpting his works into ostensibly static masses that reveal their nuance with durational immersion. Once adjusted to the light and texture of the piece, one will find it is teeming with microstructures that lure listeners deeper into its black hole whorl and warp their sense of time and space with uncanny stealth and hypnotic traction.