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Daniel Brandt - Kale Me

Eternal Something (2017) is the first solo album by Daniel Brandt, the percussionist of Brandt Brauer Frick. In many ways, it's a welcome departure. I always liked BBF in moderation; their chamber ensemble experimental techno could sometimes feel a little condescending. Brandt's music however is rather more personal, less affiliated with existing tropes and norms.

Take the skittish and neurotic Kale Me. It's a piece almost entirely devoid of melodic content. A looped pattern played on a single piano note introduces a soundscape full of fluttering rhythmic melismas. It's quiet and yet furious, surrounded by dozens of tiny machines all with a single intent.

Daniel Brandt - Kale Me