Broken Access is a collection of experimental piano works.
A unique approach to recording manifests itself differently across each of the five compositions, juxtaposing the intimate, raw sound of the piano with the deeply degraded sound of tape recordings. From rich, harmonic layering to decaying layers of melody, the results as varied as the pieces themselves.
Broken Access will be reissued by Arts & Crafts in Summer 2020
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"These pensive neo-classical pieces boast textures similar to downcast ambient luminaries Grouper and William Basinski, yet Alexander’s compositions softly evaporate rather than disintegrate... “Aspect Withdrawn” provides the most vivid sketch of these various approaches. Beginning with sparse yet evocative chords, it unspools into a shimmering cloud, then ends abruptly with the sound of Alexander clicking off his tape."
Jesse Locke for Bandcamp Album of the Day