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|kranky (usa) #krank 140 lp|
ken camden “lethargy & repercussion” long playing record
- birthday (6:57)
- raagini robot (7:01)
- in your ears (7:33)
- raga (8:10)
- new space (7:40)
- jupiter (11:45)
|march 2010 release ; awesome record of shimmering, electronically modified solo guitar music from arco flute foundationís ken camden ...|
the pulsing, gated rhythms do have a certain (k) / (c) luster that reminds me of achim reichel & / or steve hillage, but the sound-pallette is decidedly contemporary, with endless synchronized delays & comb filterings making the proceeding just so rich & dense ...
... one of the best things that kranky has put out over the past few years, one that seems to have been somewhat swept under the rug (i have the distinct feeling that ... if this exact same record had been released as a boutique, pricey euro-import - say on 8mm or ultra eczema - people would have been all over it) ; highly recommended !!!
|artist: ken camden title: lethargy & repercussion|
catalog #: krank140
release date: march 29, 2010
ken camden plays guitar. while those four words might imply something extremely limiting, ken's playing and execution are anything but. his work seamlessly melds elements of modern composition, kosmische musik, eastern modal themes and academic electronic works; in other words, a good amount of the things we love here at kranky.
all of the pieces were recorded in real time with no overdubs, with the exception of jupiter which was designed and recorded as a duet for two guitars. while this process may not result in the technical perfection that many strive for, it leaves in the idiosyncrasies that give sound recordings their life and their soul, that make them unique to the individual and the moment. each final mix was chosen from multiple versions of each composition for the qualities inherent in the specific selected take.
what results are six intoxicating, structured atmospheres perfect for headphones and a deep recline into an enveloping chair.