N is the moniker of Dortmund-based German experimental guitarist Hellmut Neidhardt. September 2015 marks the release of a new solo record and a collaboration album, N(41) „Rote Fuhr“ and N(42) + Dirk Serries „Kehr“.
"[...] The noisy, hazy drones of Kehr come in three distinct parts. Where Serries’ guitar ends and N’s drones and effects pick up is hard to say; this is immersive and effervescent stuff, like I’m drowning in fizzy water. It has some of the rawer qualities of Christian Fennesz’s guitar-laden discography, but the finished timbre and mood is something else. Whereas Fennesz’s music can feel alternatively aspirational or introspective, Kehr feels stark, intense, immediate, like an exposed nerve.
Each of the three pieces is longer than the previous one, with the third track clocking in at an impressive 21:27. In its patient unfolding and cascading, it reminds me of some of Maeror Tri’s more epic 90s material, splitting the difference between guitar noise and something more primal and emotive. The slow, sweet decay of that last act is perfection to my ears, and fans of fuzzy ambience and visceral drones will likely agree. Highly recommended." earinfluxion.com