Blank Gloss – Cornered – Kompakt Records

This is a sublime album expanding the beauty of being with all of its inherent light and shade. Words speak in-between the tense, atmospheric piano and guitars as they gently, poignantly strum across the horizon of extensive imaginations by quoting past and present experiences. The meaning is found in the use of effects that reverberate around the room almost as much as it is in the playing itself, which is expressive yet subtle and exemplary. The track Crossing is particularly devastating via its direct narrative, as brutal and simple notes cut to the core. You could say this is mood music for day and night reflecting the world around. Cornered does that successfully in a unique, breathless way leaving its trace intimately lingering.

Release: March 17

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