"I am absolutely sure that "Instant Confidante" will appeal to listeners who like slow, quiet, drowsy, sluggish, picturesque, healing, easy listening, weird, unconventional and finally freaky music."
Department of Viruosity, 2008
Instant Confidante- a person who is repeatedly on the receiving end of intimate information given by people who are strangers or barely known acquaintances.
Also, a collection of post-modern classically-inspired lounge-like rock songs inspired by the stories and experiences of one who is an instant confidante. Simple and rich. Complex and accessible. Living room arm chair and side of the road.
Many of the songs on "instant confidante" were born out of sleep deprivation, kissing games, illness, silliness, nightmares, birth, death, political discontent, interactions with strangers, mean pre-adolescent girls, and the 80's hit TV show, "Eight is Enough". The song, "two minutes in the closet" was inspired by composer Witold Lutoslawski in that the middle section was written dictating notes which may be played in each measure, but if, when, and how they are played are decided by each instrumentalist. Incidentally, the middle section is indeed two minutes long.
kgmr is a genre-hopping composer, pianist and singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon. Despite intense Classical training, her earliest musical creations utilized a Casio keyboard, Magnus organ, tape recorder, and prank phone calls. Her current musical tendencies involve lush, color-rich chords and quirky-smart melodies for solo piano, rock trio featuring rhodes piano, trio with vocals, or larger ensembles. She has written music for film and theater, and songs from "instant confidante" can be heard often on Oregon Public Broadcasting.
kgmr is joined on the album by Bob Read on drums, guitar and violin, David Walsh on bass, John Schurman on trumpet, and Jay Alvaro on drums.
You might as well sit down and listen.
"The music on Instant Confidante is what you will want
to later replay inside your head in order to feel
awesome as you navigate your way. You feel that pull.
A forcefield glows around it. Its edges are the
turrets and topstories peeking out as you cruise the
neighborhood. It moves beautifully, and inside each
song there is a spooky silence."
-Mike Scagliotti, Triple Decker