11 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Kaki King is an unusual and welcomed acoustic guitar stylist. She issues calming New Age–style instrumentals but also takes off into space. “Battle Is a Learning” is a powerful and intimidating piece that rattles the walls, while “We Did Not Make the Instrument, It Made Us” uses her virtuosity to transport us to a gentler place where the atmosphere is soothing and yet on the precipice of somewhere alluring and unknown. The album is a companion piece to King’s new multimedia performances, which use projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tableau rasa in a creation myth. But one can just adjust the headphones and take the ride. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Kaki King is an unusual and welcomed acoustic guitar stylist. She issues calming New Age–style instrumentals but also takes off into space. “Battle Is a Learning” is a powerful and intimidating piece that rattles the walls, while “We Did Not Make the Instrument, It Made Us” uses her virtuosity to transport us to a gentler place where the atmosphere is soothing and yet on the precipice of somewhere alluring and unknown. The album is a companion piece to King’s new multimedia performances, which use projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tableau rasa in a creation myth. But one can just adjust the headphones and take the ride. 

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