Sunday, February 3, 2008

Kiln - Dusker (Ghostly International)

Kiln returns to Ghostly with yet another album (I lost the actual count of their total releases). A trio out of Michigan (Clark Rehberg III, Kevin Hayes, and Kirk Marrison), pleasantly satisfy my headphone cravings with hypnotic electronic music that bounces, swirls, and clicks in stereo rotations, fuzzy noises and faint, tranquil, and rhythmic beats. The mood of Dusker is upbeat and perfect to turn the gloomy weather into just another whim of nature. Although the sound feels light and airy, there's actually a lot to be processed there. Think of the feel and ease of sailing, yet the complexity of its operation. I've used the album almost as a tool, to calm the dark waters of the chemical imbalance in my brain; to take a deep breath and know that the world still turns, while Kiln is at the steering wheel. Recommended if you like Four Tet, Loscil, and Vladislav Delay. Favorite tracks: Templefrog and Tigertail. |

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