|Knitting By Twilight was first organized in sound and vision
during the Spring of 1994 by musicians/composers John Orsi and Michael Watson. Initially, the Collective was percolated
to be a springboard for compositional ideas unsuited in nature
for either player's regular combo.
these things often do, Knitting By Twilight, and its distribution
imprint it’s Twilight Time, developed into full fledged concerns
all their own. The Collective, then as now, features a cast of revolving
characters (including, but not limited to, the rather significant talents
of guitarists Manny Silva and Mike Marando) but for John Orsi,
who from the start has been in continuous service.
than carry on with this dazzling narrative with regard to describing the
sonic patter and din of the Twilighters en masse, here’s what writers
far more adept than we have had to say about the works published thus
far, the eponymously titled debut Knitting
By Twilight, the follow-up story Heavy
Hearts & Safety Nets and KBT's contributions to the it's Twilight
Time compilation Moments of Suspension,
the EP Someone to Break the Silence,
and An Evening Out of Town, respectively .
melodies with a rhythmic beat...Knitting is incredible."
-Underground Zine Scene
"Moody, esoteric and hypnotic."
unique and highly recommended."
"...enchanting melodies and poignant themes."
"This cd has the elegance, refinement and mystery one expects
of a long-cellered wine
-MARC S. TUCKER writing in Camera Obscura
another gem...carrying the listener on a memorable journey
"Little dribs of gothic moods...hints of industrial...martial beats...it
all adds up to an eclectic
vision of spacious time and place."
-The Big Take-Over
"Experimental mood pop-a masterful piece of rock
"KBT has been a nice surprise in the electronic-progressive-experimental
territories. You will find rhythmic hypnotism and plenty of inspiration in these two highly
-J.J. IGLESAS writing in the Spanish magazine Atropos
groups are covered in this short anthology of unreleased work and they
all have thathazy beauty Orsi is justly praised for. Nothing is assaultive, everything
is layered,sparkling in gauzy splendor, unassuming but gently firm and quietly expository. Orsi styles somewhat after Bruford...Temperament and thought pervade his craftsmanship, oft magnified by filigree and shimmering pastels."
-MARC S. TUCKER writing in Progression Magazine
"Defying classification, Knitting By Twilight is progressive and
atmospheric, pensive and minimalist. The limited lyrical content and
focus on percussion results in a sort of modern chamber music that
seeks to create mood more than anything else. The atmospheric nature of Someone to Break the Silence lets it easily into the background,
but close attention reveals distinct variations in mood from song to song."
-BRIAN MCGRATH writing in Northeast Performer
to Break the Silence is an album with remarkable and varied stylistic textures that mix the Dark Neofolk with Ambient atmospheres, or the
meditative airs with romantic Pop and
Psychedelic Rock.The music has a pleasant freshness, thanks to the imaginative melodies and architectures."
-ALEJANDRO HINOJOSA writing in Amazing
By Twilight invent electronic trance-inducing rhythms, embellishing
them with clever sound bytes, bells, whistles and basically anything that will add color and depth to the composition and arrnagement. The end result is a truly artful auditory experience"
-DOUGLAS SLOAN writing in Metronome Magazine
opening "Sigh" and closing "Audrey" are unusual
instrumentals: the former isguitar-as-orchestra led by Mike Marando, with "gitcello"
that transfixes like a hypnotist, the latter is an indescribable, possibly keyboard
a just-before-sleep feeling. As intriguing, "Holiday to Holiday"
might be like the nicer moments of The Cure's otherwise harrowing Pornography. Elements of such Goth, tribal, and experimental music also inform. "Mr. Santini", which has a more caustic air. As usually, this is music
as artist collective."
-JACK RABID writing in The Big Take-Over
"Though the tracks can vary significantly, there's always a consonance of integrity, instrumental coloratura, and silky invention. Suited for contemplation, activelistening, backdrop ambience, and candlelight wistfulness, KBT is always a remedy for whatever might be provoking vexations with the world."
-MARC S. TUCKER writing in Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
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