2017-12-19 Degradient


Label Website: Kyle Bruckman’s Degradient

Dear Everyone by Kyle Bruckman’s Degradient.

An adaption or setting of poet Matt Shear’s work, “Dear Everyone,” this is an incredibly diverse and ambitious album. Veering from new classical, to improvised music, to prog, this probably comes closest to sounding a bit like some of the recordings of Henry Cow.

I was unfamiliar with the poetry of Matt Shears and his semi-topical poems about the mundane, profane, and befuddling nature of 21st century existence seem perfectly apropos to where I find myself.

Likewise, Mr Bruckman’s arrangements and improvisations, which skirt noise, harmony, and chaos, are equal parts jarring and pleasing.

Highly recommended.

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