Boomkat Product Review:
Disarmingly lovely tape saturated ambient piano movements that should appeal to anyone with a soft spot for Alva Noto's collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Samuel Reinhard's "Interior" is deceptively simple stuff: obsessively glacial, smudged-out piano notes, stitched together for optimum ambient effect. But it's all in the details; Reinhard's skill is in letting things play out for exactly as long as they need to, channeling the spirit of William Basinski with his hypnotic, slithering loops.
Reinhard is best known for his work as Wildlife!, where he offered an ambient-friendly take on experimental club music with a slew of records for NYC's influential Mixpak label. Here, all that hi-res bluster is absent completely, there's barely a sound outside the piano, tape hiss and the occasional creak. But rhythms come from Reinhard's pacing, and his Carsten Nicolai-influenced use of glitchy editing. The Satie-esque spacious notes twist and turn in their own time, coaxed into delicate soundscapes by Reinhard. It's music for contemplation, rather than airports.