Plotnick, Henry – “Fields” – [Holy Mountain]
The picture on the sleeve looks like the kid from “The Wonder Years.” Never let it be said that KFJC is ageist. This entire CD is composed, recorded, and mixed by an 11-year-old prodigy whose musical sense of layering and texturing is quite remarkable and intense. Think Philip Glass…think Steve Reich. He uses Yamaha synths and a line 6 pedal to spin straw into shimmering gold. Track 3 has lovely bell sounds. Dip into this multifaceted pool and see whether you don’t find something to delight.