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A Young Person's Guide to Kyle Bobby Dunn

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Recorded  2004-2009
Artist  Kyle Bobby Dunn
Producer  Kyle Bobby Dunn
Length  1:52:45
Release date  18 January 2010
Label  Low Point
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Released  January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18)
Genres  Ambient music, Drone music, Classical music, Minimal music, Slowcore
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A Young Person's Guide is a double album release from Canadian composer Kyle Bobby Dunn. It was recorded over a period of six years in Greensboro, North Carolina, Calgary, Alberta, Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan, and parts of New York and New Jersey.


The album is largely made up of minimal compositions crafted and produced by processed classical instruments, electric guitar and piano. Most songs surpass the 10-minute mark in long droning suites with two shorter piano-led vignettes that balance out the second disc. Some sounds seem to be gathered from natural elements, static, old video or television dialogues, and other quiet samples.

Four pieces from the beginning of the album were released in April 2009 as a digital download from the Brooklyn label Moodgadget.

Critical Reaction

The album was generally praised by critics. Ned Raggett, writing for Allmusic, stated:

Delusions of Adequacy music journalists, Mark Lesseraux and Greg Argo, rewarded the album by writing:

Peter Van Cooten heavily praised the album – expressing an emotionality that separated it largely from other guitar and drone based musics. He wrote,

Tobias Fischer of Tokafi Magazine relished the album with compliments and praise:

Star's End, reveled in the album with:

Indie rock webzine, Tome to the Weather Machine, also rated the album highly, reviewing:

Track listing

Disc One
  1. "Butel" - 17:30
  2. "The Tributary (For Voices Lost)" – 10:38
  3. "There Is No End (To Your Beauty)" – 14:34
  4. "Promenade" – 9:08
  5. "Small Show of Hands" – 4:12
Disc Two
  1. "Grab (And Its Lost Legacies)" – 11:34
  2. "Empty Gazing" – 6:53
  3. "Last Minute Jest" – 2:03
  4. "The Second Ponderosa" – 9:11
  5. "Bonaventure's Finest Hour" – 10:55
  6. "Sets of Four (Its Meaning Is Deeper Than Its Title Implies)" – 4:55
  7. "The Nightjar" – 11:17


2The Tributary (For Voices Lost)10:38
3There Is No End to Your Beauty14:34


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