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In process of restock, last copies around. Edition of 300. Bridging the worlds of Modern Classical composition, musique concrète, electronic and electroacoustic music, organic jazz and minimalism while fitting comfortably in none, for more than a decade Piotr Kurek has remained a slow and elusive fixture in our sonic landscape, creating an entirely singular, almost lawless world of his own. After a series of records made in collaboration with others, and solo efforts under different monikers, the Warsaw based musician returns with a brand new LP - Poygome, his first working with Hands in The Dark. It's a stunner on every count, filled with surprise and unstable ground for which Kurek has unquestionably become known.
Whether surveying his body of recorded output, or simply taking taking a deep dive into the expanse represented by Poygome, it becomes rapidly clear that Piotr Kurek plows against the grain of contemporary experimental electronic music, and arguably even himself. Comprised of 8 discrete tracks, sometimes seemingly positioned to resist the ground captured by the next, the albums appears as undefinable, genre defiant exploration of warped and warbled baroque Minimalism. Liquid, inky expanses modulating tonal ambience play against cycling, meditative notes, sculpting a totality which rides the razors edge of harmony and entering an outright battle with itself - the kind of restless, but bound, tension that so often makes great works of music great. A radical vision of what electronic music might be, maybe what it is, and the fruits born of swimming against the tide, needless to say we're in love with Piotr Kurek's latest effort. We haven't been able to get Polygome off our turntable since it dropped into our hands. One of 2019's bet releases so far. Rapid fire creativity - a tour of imagistic architectural fantasies, and humorous, colourful portraits built of modern, cubic and art brut tunes, filled with mystery and surprise. Highly recommended for all. Dive into this singular artist's singular world. As ever, hats off to Hands in the Dark for always being ahead of curve and pushing into new ground. Grab it fast.