Boomkat Product Review:
This latest excursion from Andrew Pekler (for Staubgold this time) deconstructs his full-bodied soundscaping into a much more subtle paint pot of piano and string samples carefully assembled into a minimal tapestry of evocative textures and open-ended lullabies. "Strings + Feedback" is one of those rare albums that successfully manages to tread the line between conceptualism and openness without falling flat onto either side. "Ongondok" creates a Gamelan template and turns it upside down : the sounds and patterns are recognisable - the end result manages to sound like an anachronistic juxtaposition of disciplines that were somehow always meant to be. "Pluck'd" is more cinematic in scope, a beautifully reverbarating piano setting the tone and pace for two minutes of aural bliss that's almost immeasurably beautiful. Strange and rather wonderful.