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Grzegorz Bojanek ~ Warm Winter Music.

Great review of my album by Richard Allen from A Closer Listen

“Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”  Mark Twain’s statement is true in one sense, but false in another.  We may not be able to change the weather, but we can change our reactions, something Grzegorz Bojanek accomplishes on Warm Winter Music.  The album was written as a response to an extremely unusual winter, which covered most of North America in snow while leaving Europe relatively warm and dry.  (And who can forget the springlike temperatures at the Winter Olympics?)  In New York, 2014 was the year that cancelled out another famous saying, “in like a lion, out like a lamb”, as five inches of snow fell on the last day of March.  But composing in Poland, all Bojanek could do was imagine a winter that never seemed to arrive.  “In order to remember this warm winter,” he writes, “I felt like recording some warm sounds.”  The tape fits snugly in the pocket like an extra pair of mittens or sunglasses.

Side A, “Sometimes It’s Sunny In Winter”, is the colder side, despite the artist’s intention.  Beginning with a static wind and the crunch of boots on snow (and where did he get the snow?), the track adds a sound like chalk or the rubbing together of hands before a slow drone begins to rise.  The electronics kick in, dancing around the field recordings like snowflakes around dust modes.  When the guitar enters, it sparkles on the sonic ripples like the sun upon a lake.  The electronics pile up in stutters like snowdrifts, lending the track a sense of accumulation.  As our friends at Headphone Commute would say, this is “Music for Watching the Snow Fall Slowly in the Moonlight”: pure, clean, evocative.  In terms of timbre, the track seems like the direct follow-up to 2012′s Remaining Sounds, although 2013′s Constraints was released in between.

“Why Is It So Warm?” is the amusing title for the B-side.  (We all know the answer, but admire the wide-eyed question.)  Of course, certain parties in the States insist that their cold weather stands as sound evidence against global warming, since the weather in the United States is obviously the final argument.  Bojanek breaks out the instrument box, making good use of the flute in the second half.  The track is a friendly ode to a forgotten season, a painted winter that looks different from the real thing.  The implication is that Bojanek misses the classic winter, despite its potential to wreak havoc.  Meanwhile, back in the States, The Weather Channel is rethinking its choice to start naming winter storms, having pushed up against the final letter of the alphabet.  The season may mean different things to different people, but winter lovers will likely agree on one thing: this intercontinental, seasonal meditation is worth having in any collection.  (Richard Allen)

Here are the links to the four new reviews of my album “Remaining Sounds”

Only Good Music [PL]
Indie Rock Mag [FR]
Avant Music News [ENG]
Deuss Ex Machina [Turkish]

Stephen Fruitman reviews my album

AMN Reviews: Grzegorz Bojanek – Remaining Sounds (Dynamophone Records).

Here is a nice review of my latest album Remaining Sounds published by Igloo Magazine.

Active, organic ingredients merge and submerge themselves and new soundscapes—which include bass, clangs and flutter—are constantly shifting, almost invisibly around layers of dust and molten electrical fog.

Clicks, crackles, clips, found sounds, loose tonal activity, buzzing, petrified electro-acoustic, musique concrète, prepared and unprepared electronics, static hissing and warmth—this only begins to describe Etalabel operator Grzegorz Bojanek‘s Remaining Sounds. Tagged as a “collection of analog-experiments with breath, woodwinds, bass and microscopic found sounds;” Dynamophone were able to harness these subtle objects of audio extracts and enable them to meander in various directions. Active, organic ingredients merge and submerge themselves and new soundscapes—which include bass, clangs and flutter—are constantly shifting, almost invisibly around layers of dust and molten electrical fog. Migrating these experimental objects—as Dynamophone puts it—as well as keeping Remaining Sounds in a state of flux. The new old is an adequate description which highlights Grzegorz Bojanek’s skills as he delivers classic instrumentation morphed into a digitized landscape. All the while, an organic sheen is ever present throughout the compositions that are well worth sitting back to and absorbing.

Now you can read a very nice review of my album entitled “Remaining Sounds”, released by Dynamophone.com

The review was written by Richard Allen from A Closer Listen.

Review: Grzegorz Bojanek ~ Remaining Sounds.

Grzegorz Bojanek - Remainng Sounds

Here is a very nice review of the latest album published by ETALABEL.com. The review was written by Richard Allen – Thank you!

Krzysztof Orluk & Bai Tian ~ Structure Of.

Small specialist Polish label Eta is dedicated to debuting young, domestic electronic artists and packaging them with an eye on quality. Refreshigly, its owner’s philosophy is that “in the age of digital downloads and mp3′s, the physical package should be like a unique masterpiece.” [Release page] Honey by Polish producer Michał Kędziora is a history of […]

via Noiko :: Honey (Etalabel).

Noiko ~ Honey.

This is the first review of the album “Honey” by Noiko written by a journalist in the USA (A Closer Listen). It is very good and I think that more and more people will find out how good the music of Noiko is… The Review was written by Richard Allen. Thank You Richard!

Here it is – another nice short review of my album “Live in May”. The review is in English and French language.

Click HERE to read the review.

W sieci można odnaleźć pierwsze recenzje mojego ostatniego albumu – tym razem w j. polskim.

Pierwsza pod tym adresem: Muzyczny Esflores

Druga tutaj: Uchem Po Fali

Album dostępny jest tutaj: “Live in May