Artist(s): Jesse Olsen, multi-instruments; Paul Kikuchi, percussion; Stuart Dempster, Trombone
Composer(s): Jesse Olsen, Paul Kikuchi, Stuart Dempster
Flightpatterns demonstrates the potential value of designing albums around special acoustic environments. Immediately, the album’s intrigue and surface appeal blossoms in light of of Open Graves’ imaginative use of the empty water cistern as a recording studio. Despite the evident danger of casting the music in a monochromatic reverb throughout the length of the disc, Flightpatterns is a bold exploration of physical and musical resonance. Alluring and chilling at once, the CD’s tracks will undoubtedly leave you with aural goosebumps as the blurred identities of Stuart Demptser’s trombone and Open Grave’s multi-layered accopaniment will press the boundaries of your music-listening imagination.