Karla Borecky, a member of Idea Fire Company, sat on a cloud among the heavens and dropped the feather that is Still In Your Pocket. Using only a piano, Borecky’s compositions are whimsical, solemn and romantic and she provides one of the most apt autumnal albums I’ve ever come across. Pockets are where we like to keep our important items – car keys, wallets, phones, a knife, gum, cigarettes… and after thirty minutes has passed, you might forget they’re even there once your body gets used to the feeling of whatever item(s) inhabit the depths of your pockets. Still In Your Pocket made thirty minutes feel like two or three; to call Borecky’s piano pieces “entrancing” is an understatement. It’s not that you forget it’s there, but it tightly molds to your surroundings – just like background music in any TV show or movie you’ve seen. You’ll feel off once Still In Your Pocket stops. Check out the album below via the Spotify player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

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Still In Your Pocket, an arrangement of piano pieces by Karla Borecky, is at once humble and profound. As this is Borecky’s first solo LP (away from her Idea Fire Company membership), the piano is allowed full prominence and discretion. Revolving melodies contract and expand across the seven vignettes presented here (recorded from 2007 to 2010).

It reads as a withering novel, lush with romance and mystery. And although Borecky’s restrain and delivery imply a certain poise, there is an undercurrent of playful humor in the piano lines. Allusions to Satie are in order, along with the modality of early Cage, or Chopin’s nocturnes played at half-speed.

An excellent record to bring in Autumn, to burrow with in the colder seasons.

Price $14.95

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