Boy Katindig

Boy Katindig

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With top vocal releases by Pauline Wilson and Bill Labounty, and picture perfect instrumental projects by Michael Paulo and Michael White, Noteworthy Records is quickly becoming an indie to contend with. Their latest coup is Phillippine-born self-contained keyboardist Boy Katindig, whose amazing self-reliance harkens back to the magical strains of the early Kim Pensyl project. Composer/producers who do it all themselves run the risk of coming across as makers of technological concoctions, but Katindig avoids this trap by composing remarkably soaring and heartfelt tunes and producing them inventively. His sharp use of bass, percussion and horns make the complex synthesis almost seem organic in spots. He enjoys exotic jaunts on the "Road to Rio," "Venice" and "Montego," but is most passionate and least technical when he reflects on all the traveling, considering them all parts of a tender "Journey to Love." While a few spacey effects remind us that Katindig is at play with the machines, such trouble is minor and is more than offset by the explosive sax action of Michael Paulo on two cuts.

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