Reprinted from Wired

Phillip Kent Bimstein
Garland Hirschi's Cows

Using simple sampling and postminimalist repetitive techniques, Bimstein creates works that are quirky and thoroughly engaging. Reinforcing found melodies, rhythms, colors, and textures, he molds materials into compositions. Bimstein's whimsical spirit manifests itself in "The Door," a tone poem built entirely upon samples of a squeaky door, and shines on the title piece, "a concerto in three moovements." The voice and stories of farmer Hirschi -- electronically processed, along with the cries of his cows -- are coupled with a synthesized accompaniment.

-- Dean Suzuki