Prepare yourself to be hypnotized by Dan Kassel, his cello and his loop station.
Kassel has steadily released and composed dynamically layered instrumental pieces since his first LP Bloom in 2013. For his third full-length album, Clockwork, he lulls listeners into a trance that is triggered by the mesmerizing medley of sounds that he creates using only his cello and the occasional contributing percussions. This nine-track album features covers of “Lithium” by Nirvana and “Love Foolosophy” by Jamiroquai. The remaining tracks were all composed by Kassel. Despite the assortment of chords presented simultaneously to listeners, each note is fully absorbed and has the ability to take listeners to great heights as well as tremendous lows. Continue reading →