Kyle Bobby Dunn’s new album Bring Me The Head Of Kyle Bobby Dunn is a sprawling two record set which, like his 2010 release A Young Person’s Guide To Kyle Bobby Dunn, culls pieces from several years of work.
Dunn’s ambient drone compositions have always evoked cinematically haunting images and Bring Me The Head Of Kyle Bobby Dunn does not deviate from that avenue of expression. Despite its length, the record is very focused in its approach. Dunn has settled nicely into a stripped down, largely guitar oriented palette, as opposed to earlier releases which contained sound effects and strings. The result is a Monetesque sonic impressionism which occasionally conjures comparisons to some of Brian Eno’s earlier ambient recordings such as Discreet Music.
That said, Dunn’s guitar centered attack is very much his own. There is no doubt that he is one of the best ambient composers around today. I highly recommend this record.