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Vinyl LP £15.49 GRAM1501

180g vinyl LP on Gusstaff. Edition of 500 copies.

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Catalogue des Arbres by Jacaszek & Kwartludium
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9/10 Brian 20 June 2014

I have some great stuff on this week. Last week was a little underwhelming but a new Touch release is always gonna to have this old pooch wagging his eager tail.

I won't harp on too much about this guy's work. I have a huge place in my heart for the astonishing 'Treny' and also the 'Glimmer' album he delivered for Ghostly was pretty awe-inspiring too. MichaƂ Jacaszek's material is a passionate fusion of electronic textural manipulation, smoky chamber jazz and abstract classical rushes. Much like fellow visionaries Deaf Center, this talented Pole fuses his worlds into magical ambient soundscapes that are as engrossing and otherworldly as you could care for.

Unfortunately I cannot quite make out who the significant other featured here, Kwartludium, actually is. I have discovered though that the effortless glory of rustling tress and the majestic weather-beaten landscape make up the main body of inspiration here. He's been out in all conditions apparently gathering sonic detritus with which to embellish his occasionally unsettling experiments in lushness. This is like a musical interpretation of a Tarkovsky film. Lots of rustling and watery effects. You have no idea what's gonna come at you next from out the shadows! Once again I find myself drifting off to perfectly poised and almost cinematic music with wonderful jazzy flourishes, organic ephemera and a tender layer of processed field recordings. A lovely way to spend a Friday lunchtime!

Graceful, windswept, mysterious and gorgeously rendered, this is another sublime entry into the eventual fine legacy of Mr. Jacaszek.


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