Boomkat Product Review:
**42-track compilation housed in glossy gatefold jacket with individually numbered certificate of ownership. Edition of 500** 'Postcards' collects the incredibly diverse output of downtown NYC sound artist and cassette scene lynchpin, Ken Montgomery aka Gen Ken Montgomery. Ken's name is a logical extension of his management of a tiny record store-cum-sound art gallery called Generator, one of the first in New York. As a curious, explorative autodidact of the finest calibre, it was from here that he developed a free-formed body of work made on cheap synthesizers, toy instruments and household gadgetry, ranging from avant-pop oddities to multi-channel sound works and minimal wave experiments leading to collaborations with Conrad Schnitzler, CHOP SHOP, and most substantially, Crash Course In Science's Michael Zodorozny as KMZ. Entrenched in the international tape network, he developed relationships with many leading lights - from Masami Akita to Maurizio Bianchi and CM Von Hausswolff - with his material appearing on a plethora of label and compilations. It's impossible to sum up this mighty haul of tracks, aside from saying this is the real underground gear, an intimate, searching expression of electronic paranoia, strangeness and urban outsider sounds. So good.