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K2PROJECT - K2Project (CD/Digital Download)

 
SZYMON KALISKI - For Isolated Recollections (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
KARMACOSMIC - Music for Tantra & Meditation (cd)

 
CAROLA KASSNER - Planetary Voyage (CD)

 
KEBU - Perplexagon (CD/LP)

 
KEBU - To Jupiter and Back (cd)

 
DAREN KECK - Quiet Hillside (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
KELLER & SCHöNWäLDER - Long Distances (cd)

 
DETLEF KELLER - The Breakfast Event (CD/Digital Download)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Lagoon of Eternity (Deep Skies 2) (cd)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light from Andromeda (Deep Skies 4) (CD/Digital Download)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light from Orion (Deep Skies 1) (cd)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light of the Pleiades (Deep Skies 3) (cd)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Winter (cd)

 
ANTHONY PAUL KERBY AND TOMAS WEISS - Distant Shadows (CD/Digital Download)

 
JOHN KERR - Embracing the Inevitable (CD/Digital Download)

 
KETTEL - Myam James 2 (cd)

 
KETTEL - Myam James Part I (cd)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Into the Infinite (cd)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Pathways (CD/Digital Download)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Voices of the Ancients (cd)

 
AL GROMER KHAN - Music from an Eastern Rosegarden (cd)

 
KINESIS - Beyond the Galaxy (cd)

 
FRANCOIS KIRALY AND CHARLES CREVIER - Calypso (cd)

 
RAN KIRLIAN & JAJA - Cosmos Vol. 1 (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN & LANDRU - Waterfront (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Elements in Motion (cd-r)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Formations (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Isolated Landscapes (Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Melting Point (cd-r)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Sleeper (cd-r)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Antimatter (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Beyond the Deep (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Celestial Movements (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Un viaggio attraverso l’Italia (cd)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Utopia (cd)

 
KITARO - Daichi / (From the) Full Moon Story (Lp/CD)

 
KITARO - Impressions of the West Lake (cd)

 
KITARO - Oasis (cd)

 
KITARO - Ten Kai/Astral Trip/Astral Voyage (Lp/cd)

 
GREG KLAMT - Fluxus Quo (cd)

 
GREG KLAMT - Fulcrum (cd)

 
KLANGWELT - The Age of Numbers (cd)

 
KLANGWELT - Weltweit (cd)

 
FRANK KLARE - Digitalic (cd)

 
KLOOB - Solid Foundations (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
CHRISTIAN HøY KNUDSEN - Hav (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Arctisonia (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Etherea (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Konnektions (CD)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Luminosity (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Momentium (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Quadranteon (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Radiate (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Sequentaria (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Terrelektra (CD)

 
WLADYSLAW KOMENDAREK & PRZEMYSLAW RUDź - Unexplored Secrets of REM Sleep (cd)

 
MARIO KONRAD - Submerging (cd)

 
KRAFTWERK - The Man Machine (cd)

 
KRAFTWERK - Trans Europe Express (cd)

 
KRUSSELDORF - Fractal World (Digital Download)

 
KUBUSSCHNITT - Entropy’s Evolution (cd)

 
KONRAD KUCZ - Railroad Paths (cd)

 
KONRAD KUCZ - Vita Contemplativa -Litania- (cd)

 
KURTZ MINDFIELDS - Journey Through the Analog Adventure (45 Years of (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
KURTZ MINDFIELDS - The Dreaming Void (Lp/Digital Download)

 
KWOOK - Skywave (cd)

 
KWOOK - Unidentified Feathered Object (cd-r)


DAREN KECK
Quiet Hillside
CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Wayfarer Records, 2012
"Quiet Hillside" is the second studio release by Oregon-based ambient composer Daren Keck. The music of the 51-minute album, created while being in retreat, is meant to convey the high and lows of solitude and a state of peace.

As such, it is an intimate work of art a bit in vein of the fine crafted works of Ruben Garcia or Eno & Budd, while expanding the sonic spectrum through cyclic structures and long delays. The main instrument on the nine compositions is an acoustic piano, accompanied by delicately moulded soundscapes and subtle textures.

The outcome is gentle and at times minimal, a calming and occasionally cinematic and melancholic reverie coming and going like a soft breeze. In my opinion, the strongest cuts on this moody and quiet album are found in its second half, and especially applies to "Slow Steps" and the even stronger "Winds at War".
So if you’re looking for something contemplative, "Quiet Hillside" may be a proper choice.

Website: www.darenkeck.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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