Boomkat Product Review:
Golden Hallway Music is "urban kosmische keyboardist" Zack Tornaben, and this latest set was recorded in his Manhattan apartment using a 1960s organ, cheap drum machine and tape delay. It's hypnotic and minimal, one for fans of Terry Riley, Cluster, Tangerine Dream, Emeralds et al.
Using such unusual gear, Tornaben's sound is immediately recognizable as being out on its own. And for all its referential meditative flex, it succeeds best when it sounds almost childlike and simple, like on the charmingly Plone-like 'Foggy Summit'.
But most listeners will no doubt hone in on the more serious jammers. Opener 'Time Landscape' is a foggy, organ led winner, while 'East River Moonlight' sounds like an early Jean-Michel Jarre demo or Tangerine Dream sketch. It's lovely stuff, and far more faded - and more enjoyable - than a lot of contemporary modular business.