kgmr | instant confidante

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instant confidante

by kgmr

Post-modern wine-drunk ice skating music featuring rhodes piano, acoustic piano, bass, drums, electric guitar, and trumpet.
Genre: Avant Garde: Modern Composition
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1. Instant Confidante
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2. When the Moon Turns Red With Blood
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3. Creepy and Strange
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4. Now I'm Flying High Like a Birdie
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5. Two Minutes in the Closet
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6. Willie and Adam
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7. Bird Song
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8. Cheng's Monogamous Grill
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9. I'm a Snow Tiger Princess and You're Looking For Me
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10. Can I See You Today?
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11. Monsters and Robots
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12. Cut and Come Again
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13. Liar, Liar the President's On Fire
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"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


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Glen R.

Ahhhhh....
Deep, smooth, and complex. Not stupid enough for radio.

Glen R.

Ahhhhh....
Deep, smooth, and complex. Not stupid enough for radio.

Marissa Mama

A complete artistic endeavor!
Wow. I tried listening to a few songs in the middle, and I didn't get it. Then I listened to the whole album from start to finish, and I got it. It put me in this mood.....pondering. I keep listening to get back to that mood.

J.T. Smith

Compelling
Instant Confidante is very original and compelling. "Two Minutes In the Closet" is wild. I also like the songs with singing, especially "Creepy and Strange".

Veronica W.

No Snoring Going on
I love this CD! It twists and turns and keeps it interesting.
There is definitely no snoring going on here. My favorites are the songs with trumpet. You must check out tracks #2 and #3! Queen Victoria says so.

Harriet Hines, DJ, KVNF Public Radio, Paonia, Colorado


"The construction of these songs is equally as fascinating as the sound; the two are inseparable really, and careful listening reveals a musical intelligence rare in contemporary music.....relax you it will, and alternately needle you with inspirations."

Gary-LA, CA

Mellow songs good for indie films
I'm enjoying this CD. Songs are mellow. Scenic. I could see them being used in films.

Tibby

Yes indeed.
Thanks for the tunes.