IMAGE: Cover art by Killick Hinds.
It's maybe too easy to overlook how skilled Killick is as a producer. This album — incaloric helmet hare — proves the point.
I know I send you tons of music, but this is instantly one of my favorites. It's an imaginary trio of me on fretless Walrus, H'arpeggione, and percussion. (Killick)
Instantly one of my favorites too.
I think he's accomplished something rare and quite difficult with this recording. The music is dense, rich, organic. Skeletal beats lead and follow, equal to the strings. Strings are textural, percussive, rhythmic, evolving.
His compositions avoid melody, avoid harmony, avoid repetition, avoid cliches. Much harder to achieve than it sounds. Almost everything we hear in music is recycled...this is not. As an "imaginary trio" of self the flow is perfect, a fully realized conversation within one human brain.
What is really magical to me is the sound of the album. Working at home, in a live room with live instruments, the quality of captured sound is vibrant. There is detail and air and foundation and focus. To have composed, performed, recorded, mixed, mastered...produced...this work (solo!).