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A collection of music from Bartosz Kruczynski, recorded for “Selected Media” and presented here as a time-piece of his continuing works. Housed in specially designed Reverse Card Board outer and insert.
Includes unlimited streaming of Selected Media 2016 - 2018
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Emotional Response is delighted to present a special project, a collection of music from Bartosz Kruczynski, recorded for “Selected Media” and presented here as a time-piece of his continuing works.
Initially known as one half of sample based project Ptaki (The Very Polish Cut Outs / Transatlantyk), Kruczynski first appeared for Emotional Response as The Phantom for the first series of Schleißen in 2015. Featuring two works of deep ‘fourth world’ sounds, they highlighted a shift to more mellow, synthetic and hazy compositions.
His break out came, however, when he explored this sound further on his eponymous album Baltic Beat, for the acclaimed Growing Bin Records. This has been augmented with the recent club based music as one half of the wonderful Earth Trax (Rhythm Section International / Phonica Records) project.
Here though, Kruczynski returns to the ambient and ethereal - plus a touch of dub techno - to showcase his expansive collaborative work with Polish studio, TVP Culture. Given free artistic license, the 15 ‘short form’ recordings included here were for programming, in the main, on modern Polish Art including the likes of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Miroslaw Balka and Tadeusz Kantor, as well as some international aspects for Enrico Prampolini, Ai Weiwei and Monica Bonvicini.
Taken from over 70 episodes the material included recollects imagery, video and memory to present a series of short vignettes that together create one whole. Minimal and hazy ambience (I, V, VII, VIII, XI, XII) envisages classic melodies and chords and is accompanied by further ‘fourth world’ pieces (II, III, VII, X) that present an oeuvre that is recognisably the music of Kruczynski, while remaining fresh and perfectly meditative.
A counter can be found in the atmospheric dub works (IV, IX, XIV) that hint at echo chamber environs to get infinitely lost in. As an album then, “Selected Media” can be heard as a snapshot to Kruczynski’s music journey, a meeting of art and music that is oft overlooked but very much essential.
supported by 9 fans who also own “Selected Media 2016 - 2018”
I'm trying not to repeat myself, but this is another fantastic release on Melody As Truth - as calming and intelligent as one would expect since the artists' recent solo albums. Beautiful. Michael Feihstel
supported by 7 fans who also own “Selected Media 2016 - 2018”
Brian Eno was quoted recently as saying "the path of least resistance for anyone with a load of sound - making tools is to keep making more sounds. The path of discipline is to say: let's see how few we can get away with."
That's certainly some excellent advice for anyone making ambient music, and "Eden" is an excellent example of that principle being put into practice. Languid, textural phrases on piano and sustained electric guitar are given vast amounts of space in which to breathe, while minimal use of percussion, bass, synthesizer washes and found sound provide additional color and depth.
Johnny Nash's music largely bypasses the BPM and loop-based techniques of so much ambient music since the 90s, in favor of returning to the more relaxed, loose, breathe and release vibe of first-wave ambient artists. The Budd/Guthrie influences from his first two albums are still there, but overall "Eden" has more of a fourth world feel to it, recalling the works of John Hassell, O Yuki Conjugate, and Another Fine Day. Gio Makyo