Taylor Deupree + Kenneth Kirschner - "Post_Piano 2"
[12K, www.12K.com]

It seems like a simple idea. Take an imperfect recording environment [a studio fitted to record digital sources] and record an acoustic instrument. This is what composer Kenneth Kirchner did when he recorded his childhood acoustic piano along with the accidental sounds of his recording environment. His accomplice, New York minimal artist Taylor Deupree then created three brand new compositions to go along with Kirschner's original recorded piece. The first three pieces in fact are heavily processed experiments by Deupree. This is where he takes the source piece and manipulates it almost beyond recognition. Lots of hissing noises, heavily processed manipulations and all around minimal chaos is what ensues throughout the first three pieces. The landscape is bare, yet in some odd sense quite hostile. If you can manage to get through the first part of "01.09.2005" [which happens to be the most heavily treated version], you're bound to be ok until the album's completion. Piano bits sound like they were put through a vacuum hose and fed back to us through a fat intravenous tube. This is no joke as these sounds sparkle with new life. The record ends on the most minimal of notes - the original piano recording done by Kirschner. To say that it resembles Brian Eno's "Music for Airports" would be an understatement. Long lost notes hang still in the air, while we're waiting with baited breath for the next sound to appear on the distant horizon. What's interesting to note is that this CD is released under an open license [Creative Commons Sampling Plus License] as both composers encourage other musicians to tear apart their work and submit it back to them for future release. [12K will release the most interesting interpretations in the future.] "Post-Piano 2" turns out to be hauntingly restrained and highly addictive music.

Tom Sekowski


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