Saturday, September 29, 2012

Blane Burnett showcases broad talents with “Kant’s Musical Theory”

Blane Burnett releases LP, “Kant’s Musical Theory” on Sept. 22
Like Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, Blane Burnett is from Ravenna, OH. They also share tastes in music, with a willingness to explore dark themes and intricate compositions. And now, Burnett is ready to join his Ohio brethren on the national stage too.

“Kant’s Musical Theory,” Burnett’s first LP release, showcases the artist’s multifaceted approach to music. Elements of rock, industrial, jazz, and electronica, all blended into a whole that’s far more than the sum of its parts.

Written in the aftermath of a painful breakup, “Kant’s Musical Theory” is a dark and moody, and a perfect introduction for Burnett’s vision.

“I went through a break up that started out as a beautiful relationship and ended poorly. I was panicking and having a hard time finding where to invest my emotions, and you can usually go two directions with that. After struggling over where to vent, I manned up and picked up the broken pieces of my heart and made a CD out of them. It was therapeutic and the whole process took only a couple weeks because it was something I needed to do every night. I needed to write and I needed to sing to feel normal. Even if you don’t write music or poetry, love can make you express yourself in different ways if you don’t hold it in and torture yourself.”

Inspired by artists like Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, and even Vivaldi, “Kant’s Musical Theory” represents its diverse lineage perfectly. Piano and string melodies twinkle in and out, across distorted guitar snarls and thundering rhythms. The sparse lyrics give the music plenty of room to move, and that’s a good thing – because the sonic landscapes stretch out for miles, atmospheric and dripping with emotion.

Lead track “Robots Are Taking Over and It is Really Really Inconvenient and Frustrating” kicks off the album with a bang, full of menacing synth beats and disjointed vocals that you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, “Baptism” is an elegy sung from the bottom of a long dark well, plaintive strings ring out against the hollow thump of a bass drum that sounds as cold as a grave.

Although Burnett has been playing and touring since the age of 14, “Kant’s Musical Theory” is his first album. Luckily, it was worth the wait.

-L. Cutler
Staff Press Release Writer

The LP “Kant’s Musical Theory” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

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