Kilchhofer - The Book Room


Kilchhofer - The Book Room


Benjamin Kilchhofer is not new to the world of recorded music, yet he doesn’t seem to fit into a particular scene or group. As an outsider he is, however, fully immersed and melded into his own universe. He mentally escapes to a parallel world and weaves an alternate reality. Kilchhofer avoids the spotlight; isn’t really visible in today’s culture of ever changing content and social media. This is where Marionette steps in, to attempt to shed as much light as possible on this unique artist.

The Book Room is Kilchhofer's musical diary. His library of emotions. It is an imaginary place shaped by exotic cultures, an escape from modern society, a collage of real and imagined experiences. Influences abstracted from a wide number of musical approaches: the story-telling nature of folklore music, conflicting rhythms of tribal drums, melodies and pads reminiscent of classical minimalism and microtonal experimental music, the freeform approach of early electronic music and krautrock, and, buried deep within the tracks, some hints of dance and club music.

“Drawing principally from minimalism, ambient, and krautrock, Swiss producer Benjamin Kilchhofer’s latest is a deeply immersive timbral and tactile experience.” Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork

2 x 12" Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress