BEAST (koen holtkamp)
The four parts of Volume 2 were generated and edited in the studio and are arguably bound tighter than their predecessor, resulting in more crystalline structures and a more pinched, puckered sort of elegance that subtly contrasts with Vol 1’s free-flowing blooms.
Hemming the finest line between the ‘Process Music’ approach of ‘70s minimal/maximalists Jon Gibson and Steve Reich, and the kind of breezy, lush pop minimalism gestured by Wim Mertens, Holtkamp has conceived a wonderfully absorbing bind of rhythm, melody and harmonic dynamics that seems to defy gravity and may even suggest dancing for certain souls, which is something we would never have remarked about his earlier, tonal-based compositions. at times, the music recalls the black MIDI rushes of TCF or Lubomyr Melnyk meditating on a particularly strong swedger.
- Chase Scene
- False Bottom
- Taipei Hideaway