ANDREW PEKLER Cue CD
"Inspired by library music and the anonymous composers and musicians who create it, ANDREW PEKLER conceived and produced Cue. Starting from short expository phrases setting forth a track's instrumentation, mood and development (reproduced on the back cover), Pekler attempted to construct pieces to fit these specific criteria. On the whole it is a vibrant, playful album with the occasional somber passage providing some contrast to the predominantly ebullient tone. Piano and analog synthesizer sounds abound while percussion (when used) is typically reduced to a minimum of tom toms, bells and unidentified noises."
Following some beat-heavy work, Pekler has stripped it down and started from the ground up with something a little stranger, a bit more peculiar.... Thankfully, the greatness of the work can be measured in spades. Sounding something like an updated BBC Radiophonic Library workshop; textures bubble up and ring out, patterns shifting over one another in a warm analog playscape.