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  K by K

K cover art

Artist: K
Title: K
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: Download
Release Year: 2014


Once you have managed to divorce yourself from the concept of the song and the attendant limitations of melody and structure, then the ways of the ambient sound manipulators becomes easier to appreciate and K – or Ivan Kamaldinov, to identify him properly – is clearly happy to enhance your enjoyment by immersing you in the bubbling cauldron of repetition.

Like a series of soundtrack cues for a deep and meaningful science fiction adventure in the back of beyond, the tracks on this album stretch out into the cosmos without ever reaching a destination with the individual songs slyly lacking even an attempt at sonic differentiation. That, however, is likely the point as, in matters of mood sounds, nothing much is meant to happen and, if someone were to happen, it would do so in such a leisurely manner that the listener is unlikely to notice.

So, with but repetition as the driver for impact, “K” is the kind of album that would best be appreciated on headphones in the moonlight with the track “Fade”, at over 20 minutes, providing the best example of the ways of K.

Available for download from Bandcamp.


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Review Date: December 7, 2014