Boomkat Product Review:
Back in stock! Perhaps best known for his Post_Piano albums with Taylor Deupree, Kenneth Kirschner's piano-led microsound compositions are a marvel in their own right. 'September 19, 1998' is just such a composition; a twenty-one minute excursion into slow, washed-out piano tones patiently played out over protracted intervals. While this might not sound like particularly engrossing listening in theory, the beautifully restrained performance Kirschner gives - coupled with the understated percussion that fills the temporal void between keystrokes, is well worth your perseverance. Far more densely woven is the fiery torrent of software synthesis, 'September 27, 2002', similar in length to the first piece but very different in tone and execution, it's a continually shifting bed of electronic grain. For 'February 8, 2003', the final piece, Kirschner raids the mp3 collection on his hard drive to create another lengthy soundscape. Somewhere in there are recognisable sound artefacts like voices and instruments, but meshed together here they form a near impenetrable miasma. It seems strange to collect pieces that ostensibly have very little in common, but the sheer quality of the three works makes for a wholly unexpected, deeply varied whole. Highly Recommended.