Review | By Ed Pinsent / The Sound Projector
11min | snow
11min are a Korean duo, and their instrumental LP is called simply Snow (GRUENREKORDER GrD 31). Jiyeon Kim takes the name 11, and she plays the piano, composes, and does sound design; Sangyong Min is the drummer and engineer/producer. What we hear is very restrained, ultra-cool minimal pieces where every piano note resonates with an evocative echo, while the drummer produces a clipped and understated swing-rhythm with the precision of an electronic calculator. I felt the music is trying to be modern classical in some way, yet it is clearly informed by dance culture and electronica, despite being played all-acoustic. []