superb, expert neo-minimalism from the retiring berliner — veteran of collaborations like vilod (with ricardo villalobos), the moritz von oswald trio, nsi and sun electric — making a rare, treasurable solo foray. six tracks ranging from oscillatory steppers to eerie hauntings. beautifully sleeved, too.
marionette is very proud and happy to announce kilchhofer s debut album the book room. benjamin kilchhofer is not new to the world of recorded music, yet he doesn’t seem to fit into a particular scene or group. as an outsider he is, however, fully immersed and melded into his own universe. he mentally escapes to a parallel world and weaves an alternate reality which would otherwise not exist in his daily life. kilchhofer avoids the spotlight and therefore isn’t really visible in today’s culture of ever changing content and social media. this is where marionette steps in to attempt to shed as much light as possible on this unique and incredibly talented artist. the book room is kilchhofer s musical diary, it s his library of emotions. it s a fairytale, an imaginary place shaped by exotic cultures, an escape from modern society, a collage of real and imagined experiences. you can hear influences abstracted from a wide number of musical approaches: the story-telling nature of folklore music, naive and conflicting rhythms of tribal drums, melodies and pads reminiscent of classical minimalism and microtonal experimental music, the freeform approach of early electronic music and krautrock, and buried deep within the tracks some hints of hedonistic dance and club music.
little mary strays from the pack, floating from one rock to another, in the midst of the narrow cascading river stream. feeling the respirating leaves ebb and flow, she caught a glimpse of a pagan rain dance, a drum circle within a pocket of sunshine – where all mantras come to life. this captivating split ep (titled ‘acosta’), sees kilchhofer’s second 12”, after his ‘dersu’ ep on ‘marionette’. the flip side features hainbach who gets his work pressed on vinyl for the very first time – after a few tape releases, his latest being on ted butler & cortini’s ‘limited interest’ label. this is truly something wonderful from two very gifted and unique artists.
180g vinyl only release! marionette wanders through the polyrhythms and shifting harmonics of benjamin kilchhofer’s “dersu”. this is an expedition into modular synthesis and physical modelling, where patches become complex instruments, and the instruments become music. kilchhofer composes the 4th marionette instalment, enveloped in a film of spring reverb and tube distortion.
pulsating reconstructions of fragmented piano compositions, melded with gritty peripheral field recordings. transcending from flashbacks, lingering between natural and industrial landscapes. broken left-field electronica by maxim wolzyn for the third marionette issue.
A FADING VIRTUE BY PASSING TIME EP (180G, VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl, 180gr UK18.06.15
180 gr - vinyl only
laurine frost steps up for the second release on marionette. this is an exploration of all things deep and percussive. ghostly, momentary quirks and modular tinkering fuse with popping drums and sampled live drums. the wonky knob gets turned up to eleven on the b-side with scattering jazz rhythms and resonant space age pulses firing in the periphery.