Monday, August 9, 2010

Kyle Bobby Dunn - "Rural Route Number 2"

After the breathtaking recent release of the mighty 'A Young Person's Guide To Kyle Bobby Dunn' on Low Point, Kyle Bobby Dunn returns via Damian Valles' Rural Route imprint. With the lengthy 'AYPGTKBD' adopting a light and refreshing pallette of sound throughout much of its duration, here we are transported to somewhere different, through this much more mysterious listening environment. Dunn's work for Rural Route delves through its two ghostly tracks to haunted horizons, intended to sonically depict his personal experiences and memories of various places he has visited.
I for one thoroughly enjoyed his Low Point album and find myself going back to it regularly for repeated listens. Here with Rural Route number two, I am overwhelmed by this talented and emerging artist's ability to craft different textures and moods within his soundscapes as each release comes out. Kyle Bobby Dunn is up there with the very best at the moment and it would be foolish to miss out on these two eerie and immersive masterpieces. He is able to weave in such a wealth of depth and attention to detail to what is essentially minimalist music. Both tracks are outstanding as ever but for me, the pick of the pair has to be Senium II with its beautiful melancholy arrangement of softly fading chords. This track could loop to stretch out the remainder of a full CD album and I would still thoroughly enjoy every second of it. The music just seems to hang and gives a sense of time being drawn out.

Thoroughly impressive work that comes with my highest recommendation...

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