Boomkat Product Review:
Gloomy bubbling electronic power ambient and icy piano variations that hover between Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto's sparse minimalism and Tim Hecker's popular harmonic density.
Using rare instrument the Yamaha CP-70, an electroacoustic piano with built-in pickups, EQ and a tremolo effect, Stockholm-based composer Hara Alonso blends ambient textures with prickly minimalism and subtle dancefloor elements. On opener 'Desnuda', she juxtaposes her painstakingly slow piano work with rolling rhythmic glitches and white noise, but as the album develops the sounds build into glitchy rhythmic experiments ('Reversed Rain'), subtle dubby 4/4 ('40 Days of Silence') and thrumming granular ambience ('The Work of Poetry'). It's not particularly fresh, but it's expertly done all the same.