In the center point of his creative work stands the creation of special moments full of atmosphere and intensity. That some passages seems to be contradictory and intentional staged contrary, supports the impression and form the basis of the high approach of "Mnemonic". We like to invest the time to discover KBA and "Mnemonic" and to be surprised by the 8 great songs again and again, And it's worth it!

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Like in trance he combines fine sound particles out of jazz and ambient, electronic and world music to a mystical unit. "Mnemonic" is a spherical Masterpiece of meditative power.

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KBA creates an aesthetic of sound which inspires not only the dreamers but can move you downright into trance. KBA presents with "Mnemonic" a first class album. In the broad and varied electric field of jazz, he experimented with pop, rock, ambient and world music as well. A exiting mix arises which never becomes boring and never depraved to an end in it self, but ever spread a special atmosphere. A spotted colour palette is proffered and snatchs the listener into his own head cinema. Impressing!

www.dreamoutloudmagazin.de (Torsten Schlimbach)


Pure sound aesthetics which tempt to dream.

Akapelle Magazine March 2012


He pulls us out the attractive gloom and suddenly we realize that there's simply a record playing. But a real good one.

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Studiotrollmannen Knut Bjørnar Asphol leder oss inn i et spennende landskap på denne debutplata.
Asphol er mest kjent for god jobbing i sitt studio i Gjerdrum, men viser her at han har mye å by også som plateartist. «Mnemonic» (læreteknikk basert på assosiasjon) er breddfull av velkomponerte stemninger. Musikken er velegnet til assosiasjoner, og forsterket av Michal Karcz' coverkunst blir det en reise under mørke skyer, men hele tida med lys i sikte. Asphol spiller selv gitarer, lap steel, bruker stemmen, samt programmerer og sampler. Mye atmosfærisk lyd, men med velkomne innslag av menneskelige stemmer (Shivkumar fra India, Sigrey fra Færøyene og norsk Gorm Schei). Meditativ musikk, brutt av rocklike kraftløft, slik at Asphol kan ses på som en moderne Mike Oldfield. Både vakkert og spennende.

Rune Westengen - Romerikets Blad
17.10.11 -  Terningkast 5


 "Mnemonic" er et alibi av høg kvalitet.....

Dagsavisen
17122013

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