Album Review: "236 Strings" by Ulrich Krieger 7/10

Ulrich Krieger

236 Strings

L’ST Records

Producer: Ulrich Krieger

First you learn the rules and then you break them. It is a credo that woodwind master Krieger has taken to heart. Although classically trained, he’s immersed himself in noise rock, electronic, jazz and, with this release, ambient and experimental music. The five originals here are all about breaking the rules. These instrumental pieces center on themes ranging from desert landscapes and the ocean floor to Nordic mythology. The most engaging tracks feature progressive pianists Vicki Ray and Danny Holt. The overall mix of drones and manipulated acoustic sounds is fascinating.