Kona Triangle
Sing a New Sapling Into Existence


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Review

by Kevin Kurber USER (53 Reviews)
May 25th, 2011 | 21 replies | 7,269 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist


4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Welcome to the manual for Kona Triangle. This guide will take you step by step through our carefully constructed process so you too can Sing a New Sapling Into Existence. It’s really quite simple, all you need are the included devices labeled Lone and Keaver and Brause. These high-quality components are trusted for their durability and adored for their avant-garde aesthetic. Are they attractive? Yeah! We recently found out that they correspond with each other too, and the results were phenomenal. If you’re wondering what those results were, look no further, as Porter Records presents to you this 2009 wonder Kona Triangle. Eager to get singin’? Great, now all you have to do is follow the instructions below and before you know it, you’ll have a new sapling flourishing like you wouldn’t believe!

The Tom Keaver procedure

This part is relatively new, but don’t doubt its capabilities. Open the seal and look at piece “Shine a Light”. Does it have a jazzy tune? Does it have marvelous bass and hip-hop beats? Notice the strings later on. Isn’t variety awesome? Pick your jaw up, you eager beaver. We aren’t done yet! Before you continue, make sure that the Matt Cutler component fits snuggly alongside this one. Hear the percussion on “Pinchbeck” and how it’s made more airy and light with your partner’s dreamy synths? The match is marvelous. Keaver’s heavy beats offset Cutler’s lack thereof with fluent bass, and Cutler’s emotional melodies were just never possible with Keaver all by itself! Stunning. Now if you really want to take control with this component, utilize the part “Fresh Flowers Ahead”. It’s tailor-made for this piece with its delightful samples, and overall makes for something quite beautiful. Jingle it up on “Air Lock” for a little more speed and you’ll see how Keaver is an excellent platform to carry Cutler’s melodies across. A well-oiled machine? We think so.

The Matt Cutler method

Glitter and gleam like gold, sound like the most magical thing in the world. Do so with synthesizers and assorted airy undertones. With these devices, draw from your tropical influences like you never have before. Let it all out; use your sparkly synths to embody the soothing ecstasy of tropical sunbathing, sunset gazing and even a day at the spa. Never lose sight of your dreamy emotion. In fact, why not make it the most sentimental thing you’ve recorded to date? It doesn’t even have to be all happy, throw in some mild sadness to experiment a bit. Be something that’s both fun and emotional to accompany the ambiance of a paradise island. Now check to see if your sound still takes you back to those “dorm room adventures” by verifying your psychedelic levels, and that they are just as divine as you managed before. If you can, try to balance it so it’s a wee more straightforward for the sake of accessibility. “Astorias Ascent”, “Signs and Wonders” and “Heaven’s Gate” are the easiest to work with seeing as they utilize the essence of the Cutler part in absolutely gorgeous ways. All set? Fantastic, you just completed the second step in singing your sapling into existence.

Water your wee tree!

Individuality is a puny infant compared to the mature stature of a collaborative effort. Tears of joy yet? Great! You can use them to lubricate this thing. It looks great, let’s just polish this thing up to make it unique. First off, file the entire package down. There are regular length tracks and then smaller interludes, and if you dismiss the smaller tracks as insignificant rubbish, you can screw the entire machine up. Not only acknowledge them, but adore them. They are every bit as magical (if not more) than the larger pieces. Next, use the included production polish to glaze everything in a way that magnifies Cutler’s golden synths and scratches up Keaver’s samples in the best possible way. Let it dry. While you’re doing that, sit and digest everything for a bit. This is simply something you can’t lose even a second of relishing in its marvel. Once things have set in, you’re all set! Congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back. Enjoy every last second with this darned thing. It functions best in a tropical environment or during phases of psychedelic/daydreaming elation. The lovely thing about this is that you don’t even need have any experience with Cutler or Keaver. Sure, you might appreciate it a little better, and odds are you probably purchased this product having heard of one of those guys. Regardless, enjoy it. It has something for everyone, share it with mom and dad!

Just a few notes to maximize your Kona Triangle experience: it should be noted that “Mango Rubicon” serves a great function with its gorgeous steel drums, contributing to the overall tropical feel. Also, closer “Mauna Loa” may not be for everyone, but it packs excellent ambiance and Cutler-infused ecstasy. Basically every track from this is great, so don’t skimp out! There's even a remix from some other obscure artist's song, "Toybox"! This concludes How to Sing a New Sapling into Existence. For more information, visit Kona’s myspace at the address below. Hope you enjoyed!

Myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/konatriangle



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WashboardSuds
May 25th 2011



4884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

experimental review, I had fun writing it

Digging: Nmesh - Dream Sequins

MaskAtTheMasquerade
May 25th 2011



2784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome read as always. WASHBOARD YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN!

WashboardSuds
May 25th 2011



4884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

OH MA GAWD! thanks Mask, album's soooo good

glad to see one of the 3 people that know about these guys here lol

MaskAtTheMasquerade
May 25th 2011



2784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol yeah, Lone and all the shit he's affiliated with are still way too unknown.

dude, all i gotta say here is.... AIR LOCK

WashboardSuds
May 25th 2011



4884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

that melody they play at the end of Air Lock is just so...UGHHH!!!

I can't pick favorites with this one :]

scissorlocked
May 26th 2011



3479 Comments


awesome review man, I loved the format!!!



Digging: Fantastic Mr Fox - Sketches

WashboardSuds
May 26th 2011



4884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks scissor! I just thought I'd try something different for a change.

you diggin Lone yet man? if you are definitely give this album a spin

scissorlocked
May 26th 2011



3479 Comments


yeap, I've also thought that this would be something Lone-like!

i've been listening to lemurian for a while and it was really good

WashboardSuds
May 26th 2011



4884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh yeah it's Lone like

Lemurian is the shit, glad you liked it :]

I think you'd like this too

Bassist540
May 26th 2011



373 Comments


Gonna look into this. Nice review. Fun read.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 26th 2011



30294 Comments


I think you'd like this too


Well seeing as how it sounds almost identical

Digging: L'Orange - The Orchid Days

WashboardSuds
May 26th 2011



4884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Well seeing as how it sounds almost identical


you can hear much more Lone than you can Keaver, so yeah pretty much

and thanks Bassist, let me know what you think

Bassist540
May 26th 2011



373 Comments


Listening to it now. Sorry I went out in traffic trying to get Wendys for dinner. Finally got home and listening to it and It's pretty sick.

Bassist540
May 26th 2011



373 Comments


Albums really good. I love Pinchbeck. It sort of reminds of Donkey Kong. I wish the songs were longer though. I can deal with that though. Probably will give a 4. On track 7 as of right now.

WashboardSuds
May 26th 2011



4884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

no sweat man
glad you like it ;]
haha I like the Donkey Kong reference

yeah these are pretty short cuts for the most part. if you like this I highly recommend Lone's albums Ecstasy & Friends or Emerald Fantasy Tracks.

they have a bit beefier tracks, the first one is really retro and the latter is more energetic and rave-ish. both awesome. and EFT is one of my favorites of all time

Mixupsupreme
May 31st 2011



7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I barely heard the whole album today but it is amazing!!!! Air lock has been a song ive been searching for forever after hearing it on a teebs set

MaskAtTheMasquerade
September 15th 2011



2784 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

airlock is such a fantastic track

Rev
April 6th 2012



9291 Comments


heard one of these tracks on Lone's xlr8r mix. getting now

WashboardSuds
April 6th 2012



4884 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is the perfect time, since its the perfect summer album

Oathbreaker
April 6th 2012



1649 Comments


Nice album.



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