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The Book Room

by Kilchhofer

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Loneist Absolutely my favorite thing to listen to right now. It's like a DMT laden music box that unravels and surrounds the mind in deep forests and primal longing. Wholly inspiring, intricate, organic and alive. An album to truly enjoy on a deep level. ❤ Favorite track: Thorron.
Connor Plunkett
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Connor Plunkett Certainly the best modular synth record of 2018, and one of the most unique electronic records I've heard. Deep tribal ambient with Boards of Canada-style interludes. The soundtrack to my year. Favorite track: Plyn.
Michael Hale
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Michael Hale This is incredibly beautiful music, polyrhythmic, interlocking patterns of percussive envelopes, modular synthesis, and masterful physical modeling, harmonically and melodically rich, with a quite uniquely lovely sound!
Camryn Marquez
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Camryn Marquez The magic of this album is found in its ability to blur the demarcations between what is found sound and what is modular, what is sampled and what is programmed. This is better when consumed entirely but I think a track like Skimo should speak to what emotionality and profundity Kilchhofer’s music commands. Favorite track: Durhi.
Ralph Mortimer Roome
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Ralph Mortimer Roome Modular noodlings, old folklore and a distant birdcall, with tonal change altogether something rich and strange. Favorite track: Skimo.
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about

Marionette presents Kilchhofer's debut album 'The Book Room'.

Benjamin Kilchhofer is not new to the world of recorded music, yet he doesn’t seem to fit into a particular scene or group. As an outsider he is, however, fully immersed and melded into his own universe. He mentally escapes to a parallel world and weaves an alternate reality which would otherwise not exist in his daily life. Kilchhofer avoids the spotlight and therefore isn’t really visible in today’s culture of ever changing content and social media. This is where Marionette steps in to attempt to shed as much light as possible on this unique and incredibly talented artist.

The Book Room is Kilchhofer's musical diary, it's his library of emotions. It's 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 freeform approach of early electronic music and krautrock, and buried deep within the tracks some hints of hedonistic dance and club music.

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released February 28, 2018

Written and produced by Benjamin Kilchhofer
Additional percussion by Michael Anklin
Mastered and cut by Noel Summerville
Cover artwork by Jake Fried

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Kilchhofer Switzerland

musician/artist currently living and working in Basel, Switzerland.

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