Benjamin Kilchhofer is not new to the world of recorded music, yet he doesn’t seem to fit into a particular scene or group. The Basel producer avoids the spotlight and isn’t really visible in today’s culture of ever-changing content and social media. This 20-track release is this first full album from the Kilchhofer project, which focuses on modular synthesis and the occasional use of live percussion. It follows two EPs for the Toronto-based label. Kilchhofer has previously released more melodic music as TImoka.
We're told that the album is Kilchhofer's "musical diary"— his "library of emotions." The label describes it as "a fairytale, an imaginary place shaped by exotic cultures, an escape from modern society, a collage of real and imagined experiences." "You can hear influences abstracted from a wide number of musical approaches: the story-telling nature of folklore music, naive and conflicting rhythms of tribal drums, melodies and pads reminiscent of classical minimalism and microtonal experimental music, the freedom approach of early electronic music and krautrock, and buried deep within the tracks some hints of hedonistic dance and club music."
The Book Room LP is scheduled for late February release, with "Leng" streaming in full via the player below.