Eric Glick Rieman Ten to the Googolplex

An atmospheric experimental album that explores the darker, brooding, more moody textures that can be gleaned from a Rhodes keyboard. Rieman takes a unique approach to playing the Rhodes by modifying it through adding nails, zinc and steel rods, rubber washers, figurines, etc. Not content with these unorthodox modifications, he does not play the instruments with just his hands, rather he also drops rocks, bolts, tools, a bass bow and other mediums to hit or apply pressure to the modified keys. One would think such methods would result in an abrasive listen, yet the keyboard was set to moderate any extremities, thus providing an immersive, stimulating listen. I would go as far as saying that this album might even be considered a-structural dark ambient that works in both active and passive listening. (Accretions)