Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Ambient | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Denovali | Autor: BSV

Piano Interrupted present exactly what the project name expresses: Tom Hodge's piano usually stands in the foreground. His musical partner Franz Kirmann adds digital sounds from his laptop. Occasionally there is some percussion and a little cello. Such electroacoustic arrangements are no longer new in the 21st century. Nevertheless, there are enough new sound experiments in this field. But unfortunately the debut album "Two By Four" lacks these aha-moments. The laptop is usually content with crackling and synthetic percussion loops. In "Noctourne" there are backward sounds and cut'n'click techniques. In "Bulbus" sitar and tabla sounds are simulated. In some places ("Foug") a warm drone appears in the background. The piano sometimes comes across as classical ("7 Ages"), but can also play a bit more chaotic. The cello is occasionally used very effectively. In the end, however, it remains with miniatures that sound rather nice than unusual. More courage to venture into untouched terrain is required.

Top track: Hobi

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