Walt McClements – A Hole in the Fence (American Dreams, LP/CD/digital)  

Walt McClements used to play in indie bands, but was then steered in a different direction thanks to artists like Kali Malone and Pauline Oliveros. The latter, after all, has shown that the main instrument of the US-American offers quite different qualities than those prescribed by the canon. On »A Hole in the Fence« McClements accordingly experiments with harmonics and intervals on the accordion, builds a bridge between dense ambient and minimal music and lets his experiences as an adventurous traveller as well as his interest in queer subcultures flow into a narrative that he himself characterises as »fragmented«—although this album sounds as if made from a single mould.