Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Bring Me the Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Editorial Reviews

2012 album from the composer, arranger, and live performer of modern and neo-classical based drone music. Bring Me The Head Of is an album containing some of the most brutally honest and complex moments of Dunn's young career to date. Drawing upon a love for emotional detailing and cinematically charged grandeur, these suites offer an apex in romantic, haunting and lonely bliss. Recorded over several years at Bunce Cake, Brooklyn and remote parts of Canada the works mainly reveal themselves in quietly unfolding loops and waves of strings and electric guitar.
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
1:59
Listen Now $0.99
 
2
30
14:36
Listen Now $2.59
 
3
30
4:45
Listen Now $0.99
 
4
30
12:00
Listen Now $2.59
 
5
30
8:09
Listen Now $1.89
 
6
30
12:13
Listen Now $2.59
 
7
30
3:52
Listen Now $0.99
 
Disc 2
1
30
5:55
Listen Now $0.99
 
2
30
7:36
Listen Now $1.49
 
3
30
10:48
Listen Now $2.59
 
4
30
10:38
Listen Now $2.59
 
5
30
6:14
Listen Now $0.99
 
6
30
7:41
Listen Now $1.49
 
7
30
8:20
Listen Now $1.89
 
8
30
6:59
Listen Now $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 26, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B00822KVES
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #931,329 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5 star
75%
4 star
25%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
If you've never heard of Kyle Bobby Dunn, let me fist disperse any misconstrued perceptions you may have, presumably gathered from the title of this album, Bring Me The Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn. No, this is not an all-consuming breakcore album, nor a beat driven avalanche of rhythms. In fact, there are no beats on the album at all. Armed only with his electric guitar and a few loop pedals, Dunn manages to bring an all-consuming avalanche of emotions, which drown, overwhelm, and put to rest any misconstrued perceptions gathered from this life. The long stretching fingers of sound escape from the strings and levitate above the landscape of atmospheric morning bliss.

In fact, I prefer to listen to Dunn's ambient soundscapes in the early morning, while my neighbors are still sleeping, and the tones at the higher frequency spectrum won't penetrate the walls. These are the drones I can turn all the way up, with my windows open and my eyes ajar. Something in the major harmony of the resonating sound waves creates a mood of calmness, reflection, and well-being, involuntary nudging my mind into a trance-like meditative state. The pads soar, vibrate and cycle, like an endless ocean of sound, full of continuous repetitive current.

The double-disc album collect the tracks composed over several years, recorded in Dunn's hometown, Brooklyn, New York, and Canada. Low Point, a Nottingham (UK) based label run by Gareth Hardwick, has previously published another double disc release by Dunn - A Young Person's Guide To Kyle Bobby Dunn (Low Point, 2010), as well as some of my all time favorite albums, including Celer`s Tightrope (Low Point, 2012), Tim Catlin & Machinefabriek`s Patina (Low Point, 2011) and Dag Rosenqvist & Simon Scott`s Conformists (Low Point, 2010).
Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Music
When I say subtle limits it is not at all a criticism. Everything about KBD's work is seemingly thought out, and appreciable on another time scale. It took me months, if not a year, to have a mental blueprint of his 'youngperson's guide' double album (released on low point in 2010) and this
latest opus looks to be no different. Yet where youngperson's surprise for me lay in its sprawling amorphic drones and how I surprisingly found myself keep coming back to them, here a certain new (dare I say) almost Basinski-like rhythm is evident in several tracks (Douglas Glen Theme, An Evening with Dusty, The Hungover) albeit more subtly (there we go) articulated and distended. This is still KBD but something could be afoot.Indeed could the album title choice be another play of subtle mockery by the artist on what some may perceive as his clinging adherence to such a specific musical style?

Boomkat's album review was so convinced nothing had changed that they just said if you like his past stuff get this too. But I believe that something new is stirring in KBD's work. On the first disc there is a rhythmic sense of provocation and energy on several tracks which I have not felt in the past (ending of all odds) which act to gently rouse the listener to some possible action (The Hungover). While the second disc traces a delicate route in ambient drone to a degree I feel KBD has never quite reached on previous releases. So rich in delicacy, most tracks will pass the listener by on even the third or fourth pass ... with mental hooks slowly peeping out in brief moments only to be snatched back in again (Parkland, Innisfal). It reminds me of my first weeks listening to Stars of the Lid's double releases (2001, 2007) when I was first gaining interest in ambient music. Thus KBD's work presents a level of challenge to the listener, but also a consistent joy of discovery which will keep those patient enough or familiar with his approach coming back for more. Roll on the musical year :)
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This record is firmly in the field of music by artists like Stars of the Lid or Windy and Carl. It's very vaporous and hard to pay attention to but I keep loving playing it. It seems less structured and more abstract that the two artists mentioned above in that the pieces don't really go anywhere, they're just there. I mean these comments as positives.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By J. Jacoby on April 21, 2013
Format: Audio CD
Perhaps there is nothing that helps me find peace better than ambient music. Kyle Bobby Dunn's work is some of the best drone music out there and this recent release is arguably his best. At first, there may not appear to be much going on. However, the music will eventually draw you in and let you enter its world. Because of this, the album passes much quicker than one would think, despite the album's length. Quite simply, this is one of the most peaceful albums I've ever heard. I recommend it to anyone that likes drone music and/or someone that is looking for music to relax to.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums



Look for Similar Items by Category