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A guitarist and composer from Poland, Ciszak is immediately soliciting attention with a well conceived formula that fuses his instrument – detuned, slowed and altered – and a nice work with tapes and field recordings. Gloomy atmospheres – perfectly suited to an ugly April morning that’s my own today – and strange canons of metals and loose strings are presented in succession by Łukasz, who doesn’t like remaining in the same place for more than a few minutes. This obscure slide show never loses its focus, as one learns a new low-key lexicon without feeling disoriented, instead recognizing some distant influence without needing to take note of it. Braininess and obfuscation get meshed with great care; the same goes for untreated and distorted sources. Let’s keep our ears open to future music by this new acquaintance.

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