Also, a collection of post-modern classically-inspired lounge-like rock songs inspired by the stories and experiences of one who is an instant confidante. Simple and rich. Complex and accessible. Living room arm chair and side of the road.
Many of the songs on "instant confidante" were born out of sleep deprivation, kissing games, illness, silliness, nightmares, birth, death, political discontent, interactions with strangers, mean pre-adolescent girls, and the 80's hit TV show, "Eight is Enough". The song, "two minutes in the closet" was inspired by composer Witold Lutoslawski in that the middle section was written dictating notes which may be played in each measure, but if, when, and how they are played are decided by each instrumentalist. Incidentally, the middle section is indeed two minutes long.
kgmr is a composer and pianist from Portland, Oregon. Despite intense Classical training, her earliest musical creations utilized a Casio keyboard, Magnus organ, tape recorder, and prank phone calls. Her current musical tendencies involve lush, color-rich chords and quirky-smart melodies for solo piano, rock trio featuring rhodes piano, or larger ensembles. Occasional lyrics and vocals dot the landscape like a passing ghost. She has written music for film and theater.
kgmr is joined on the album by Bob Read on drums, guitar and violin, David Walsh on bass, John Schurman on trumpet, and Jay Alvaro on drums.
You might as well sit down and listen.
"The music on Instant Confidante is what you will want
to later replay inside your head in order to feel
awesome as you navigate your way. You feel that pull.
A forcefield glows around it. Its edges are the
turrets and topstories peeking out as you cruise the
neighborhood. It moves beautifully, and inside each
song there is a spooky silence."
-Mike Scagliotti, Triple Decker
Check out the artist's website:
1. instant confidante
2. when the moon turns red with blood
3. creepy and strange
4. now i'm flying high like a birdie
5. two minutes in the closet
6. willie and adam
7. bird song
8. cheng's monogamous grill
9. i'm a snow tiger princess and you're looking for me
10. can i see you today?
11. monsters and robots
12. cut and come again
13. liar, liar the president's on fire