Little Mary strays from the pack, floating from one rock to another, in the midst of the narrow cascading river stream. Feeling the respirating leaves ebb and flow, she caught a glimpse of a pagan rain dance, a drum circle within a pocket of sunshine – where all mantras come to life.
This captivating split EP sees Kilchhofer’s second 12”, after his ‘Dersu’ EP on ‘Marionette’. The flip side features Hainbach who gets his work pressed on vinyl for the very first time – after a few tape releases, his latest being on Ted Butler & Cortini’s ‘Limited Interest’ label. This is truly something wonderful from two very gifted and unique artists.
Little Mary is a series by Marionette (a spin-off Marionette artists) – focused on split EPs and collaborative works.
"Its future-past aesthetic is a little like a lenticular image: Considered from one angle, the plucked kalimba and naturalistic handclaps evoke campfire rituals and bearded krautrockers, but glimpsed another way, the vaporous ambient haze suggests the hyperreal atmosphere of a computer simulation." (Suckfuell review)
"All of Acosta’s tracks sound suited to the score for a particularly grand-scale stage production. That’s not to suggest any essence of melodrama, but simply to point out just how extravagant and expressive the arrangements are across the record’s eight tracks, both producers complimenting each other’s works very finely. "
"Blessed with a lightness of touch and textural nuance that you don’t hear every day (or perhaps do, if you’re paying attention beyond your white buds), both operators coax out remarkably compatible stripes of buzzing, ersatz-tribal drum patterns and fluffy melodies that float by in a lush daydream of jazzy gestures that recall Arthur Russell and Peter Zummo as much as Moebius & Roedelius’ most hushed Harmonia pieces."
"Suspended on ethereal pads, echoes from distant rainforests flutter with the winds, carefully blowing an assortment of chime melodies and delicate rhythms past our most receptive of ears."
This album manages to walk the line between precise melodic electronica and something raw, ritualistic and purely animal. I'd say it my personal favorite from Kilchhofer, though his entire catalog is worth checking out. Lost Tribe Sound