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«In the first half of the twentieth century, the basic concepts of contemporary art and avant-garde were almost automatically connected to the ideology of progress. New York was the center of the world, a center "illustrated" by the gestures of Pollock's action painting, by the dripping of Kooning's grotesque work (see Women) and by a vast supply of right hemispheres capable of creating an equal whole without a central focus.
Music gave birth to Feldman and Cage, Busoni's pupils, and all of them were improvising textured pieces, registries and intervals, some of which with more than 6 hours.
Kenneth Kirschner, since he begun his recent work with Taylor Deupree, has demonstrated that if he was more than 60, he was surely to be a member of the New York School. In this particular improvisation work, Kenneth samples and manipulates some tail piano's notes, while British duo Minus Pilots picks up where he left and tries to tame the empty spaces, through a minimal digitalization, almost microscopic and microtonal. This experimentalism-based sound ornamentation is able to establish some kind of well structured "open source", but capable of an entirely non-patterned functional freedom, for a sound progress without an end, just like in Feldman's works. One of the best releases I've heard in a while, and an excellent start for 2006. Amen!» - Bruno Barros

Downloads:

01 • Twenty-Seven One Two ........................................................... pt us
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02 • Fourteen Ten Four .................................................................. pt us
[6'28'' • 8,88Mb • 192Kbps]
03 • Twenty-Seven Two .................................................................. pt us
[2'04'' • 2,84Mb • 192Kbps]
04 • Eleven Eleven Three ............................................................... pt us
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05 • Thirteen Three Two ................................................................ pt us
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  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
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  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 35,4Mb]

Reviews:

«Emparentado con artistas como Taylor Deupree, Kenneth Kirschner publica en este sitio "Unlit Cities" (tube034), un extraño compilado de piezas, desbaratadas, borrosas y aún así, muy coherentes. Donde frases de piano van siendo cortadas, en fraseos y oleadas improvisados. La vanguardia posee esa posibilidad de autodestrucción en la medida que define, a medida que se ejecuta, sus propias reglas y aquí todo esto funciona muy bien. Espejos rotos, fotos borrosas y vaivenes de árboles remotos. Muy sensible.»
- Caja Musical / July 19, 2006

«This album goes far beyond whatever I could say about it. Just listen to it and you will dive yourself into an amazing place with beautiful textures and dreamy piano melodies. Indeed one of the great albums of 2006.»
- Lezrod [EARLabs] / March 23, 2006

«Amazing sound!!! Really good, and an outstanding review, illustrates exactly what I ear. Minus still growing, Kenneth became a reference nowadays. Keep the good work and someday I will take both to my magazine ;).»
- Nicolai [EARLabs] / February 08, 2006

«Voici deux "entités" de la musique libre que l'on connaît bien. L'association des Minus Pilots et de Kenneth Kirschner fonctionne à merveille. Subtile et raffinée, leur musique se fraye son chemin sans difficulté dans nos oreilles trop souvent sourdes. C'est élégant. Les légères mélodies au piano mixées à des ambiances électroniques feutrées sont merveilles. Tout simplement magnifique.»
- LaFresto / January 26, 2006

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