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KBD Sonic Cooperative, The: Four Plus One

I think that what The KBD Sonic Cooperative does with their sonic manipulations safely puts them in the experimental or avant-garde category. The approach that these three musicians from Toledo Ohio take with regards to their music is that it should be all about breaking it down and starting over again from scratch. Not to mention forgoing any kind of conventional rhythms or traditional song structures as well, as these five compositions concentrate solely on the exploration of sound and the many ways it can manifest itself. The music itself is minimalist in nature as the trio largely relies on just drums, a few wind instruments such as cello and trumpet, and a large array of electronic sounds and signals. As if the music itself isn't challenging enough to stomach all in one sitting, silence and their use of it, also adds to the overall creepy dynamics as well.

The music here seems perfectly suited for either an abstract indie flick or a multi-media art installation. This isn't music to clean the house or to listen to in the car when you're stuck in traffic. That being said, I kind of dug this one as whole, even though I didn't 'get' all of it. A word of caution though, if you're not a generally someone who likes this kind of music then I would suggest you take a pass on Four Plus One.

Track Listing
1) Untitled :11 (22:51)
2) Untitled: 8 (7:27)
3) Untitled: 14 (13:09)
4) Untitled: 5B (4:54)
5) Live (31:12)

Added: May 11th 2009
Reviewer: Ryan Sparks
Related Link: Official Website
Hits: 2091
Language: english

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