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Kastning, Kevin: Piano I

Hard working guitarist Kevin Kastning is no stranger to the recording studio as his output has been extremely steady over the years. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Kastning is the inventor of the 36-string Double Contraguitar and 30-string Contra-Alto guitar. His music takes an experimental approach, very eclectic and ethereal and if you enjoy music on the ambient side of the spectrum I would urge you check out his work.

His new disc is a little different, not so much in style of composition but in the fact there is no acoustic guitar. Kastning has been with the Greydisc label for six recordings and this is the first to feature only piano. As with his guitar albums the music exudes atmosphere and moodiness, his piano providing slow moving textures and mostly gently played notes. For contrast, Kastning does use the lower keys well creating more diverse moods . This is a stark album with the tracks flowing seamlessly together. Talking about individual tracks is rather pointless in my estimation due to the blending of sounds. This is one of those albums that needs to be listened to with complete quiet, allowing your mind to be clear of thought. This is about as contemplative and meditative music can get so if you want to be relaxed give Piano I a try.

Track Listing:
Construction 1
1. Construction 1a (6:35)
2. Construction 1b (4:14)
3. Construction 1c (4:51)
Construction 2
4. Construction 2a (6:16)
5. Construction 2b (6:43)
Construction 3
6. Construction 3a (10:15)
7. Construction 3b (7:50)
8. Component Factor I (8:00)
9. Element Sector I (9:29)

Added: April 6th 2019
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Artist's Official Site
Hits: 810
Language: english

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