Fully improvised, concept album. Inspired by Forty Minutes of Rain with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Mindfulness Community of Engaged Buddhism. Etching musically a moment during a 21-day Retreat in June of 2006 in the South of France. A first, solo piano album by a prolific performing and composing artist. Single takes. Nostalgic. Timeless. Self-reflective. No un-doing or erasing. Cuts deep into the heart of the ethereal. Suspended notes waver over vast, psychic landscapes. Portrays a dimension of feeling, memory, and unscripted rhythm to nature's many tones. The notes' color, weight, and distance are at once impressionistic and realistic. It is a performance that cannot be re-written. It lives in the moment. Departing from Bk's prior work, Remnants, is an exploration solely of a virtuosic, instrumental variety. Living pre-textually, before words, and suspends like dangling fruit at the edge of a harvest season.
released January 15, 2019
Music by Brian Otto Kimmel.
Mixing and Mastering by Caleb Kronen.
Recorded quasi-live at Sophia Hat Studios, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Titles and cover art design by B + B Productions.