Guest Review by Mark Lesseraux: Kyle Bobby Dunn – Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness

Kyle Bobby Dunn - Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness

Kyle Bobby Dunn – Kyle Bobby Dunn & The Infinite Sadness

For nearly 12 years now Kyle Bobby Dunn has been consistently creating some of the most poignant, powerful ambient drone music on the planet.  Kyle Bobby Dunn’s 2014 release Kyle Bobby Dunn and The Infinite Sadness does not break from that consistency, though it does feature a shift toward shorter composition lengths. This shift is not a bad thing though, as it creates an immediacy and a focus of intention in the pieces which make the record an excellent entry point for new listeners.

Despite the consistently reflective and often austere quality of Dunn’s compositions it is clear that he is not without a sense of humor.  Titles like “Excrement Suite”, “And The Day Is Dunn” and “Mon Retard” add a levity to the pastoral seriousness of his soundscapes.  It should also be noted that Dunn creates his expansively lush sonic landscapes using guitars only!  Only Stars of The Lid rival Dunn’s capacity to create drone compositions as rich in texture and tone as those on KBDATIS.

So for heaven’s sake, GO AND GET IT!

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