Boomkat Product Review:
When writing and producing this record, Andrey Kiritchenko set out to make a jazz album in his own terms, and you can certainly hear where he's coming from: Misterrious is a wonderfully elegant suite of cinematic piano-based recordings that's largely indebted to acoustic timbres and natural rhythms - far away from the sort of heavily processed microsound listeners might expect from the Spekk imprint. 'Let Oneself In' opens proceedings with a handful of spaced out, floating chords, while homely incidental sounds emerge from the backdrop as if someone's tidying up after a party. This tone continues with the exquisite 'Sparkling Early Mornings', whose steel strung acoustic guitars and reverberating pianos are accompanied by a collage of field recordings and a mid-section that includes a spot of tuned percussion and harmonica. It's all a bit reminiscent of Tape, or perhaps Wechsel Garland. It makes for a fascinating listen just sitting through this album's various background noises and framing details, but add to that Kiritchenko's engaging lead piano performances and you've got a subtle yet thoroughly captivating album.