CEZARY GAPIK: The Sum Of Disappearing Sounds (Karlrecords)

themilkman on Apr 2nd 2012 01:42 am

Cezary Gapik: The Sum Of Disappearing Sounds

The Sum Of Disappearing Sound
Karlrecords 2012
04 Tracks. 54mins44secs

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Although he started as a punk activist in his native Poland in the early eighties, at a time when the country was facing the first onslaughts of the huge struggle to escape the grip of communism which would characterise the next few years, Cezary Gapik went on to widen his musical horizon greatly as he discovered Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Public Image Limited, and, later, the musical experiments of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morten Feldman or La Monte Young. His own production, for the most part self-released, has been nothing short of prolific since 1999, but his official debut release came only last year on the excellent White Box Recordings with Contrast I, the first of three instalments planned for the label.

The Sum Of Disappearing Sound is quite an epic offering and is articulated around four atmospheric pieces clocking between eleven and sixteen minutes. Continue Reading »

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CEZARY GAPIK: Contrast I (White Box Recordings)

themilkman on Jan 7th 2011 12:52 am

Cezary Gapik: Contrast I

Contrast I
White Box Recordings 2011
02 Tracks. 37mins51secs

Born in the industrial city of Czestochowa, in the south of Poland, in 1963, when the country was under communist rule, Cezary Gapik grew up to become a punk activist in the early eighties before discovering the likes of Cabaret Voltaire or PIL, then later on avant-garde composers such as Stockhausen, Morton Feldman or La Monte Young, which have since partly defined his work, which has, until now, been entirely self-released.

As its title suggests, this very limited vinyl-only album, the first of three to be issued over the course of 2011 on White Box, is a contrasted affair, presenting two very distinct spaces, almost at opposite of the sonic spectrum. Continue Reading »

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