Contrast I

by Cezary Gapik



"Gapik began his artistic career in 1980 as a teenage animator for local punk groups in his native Poland. Upon discovering the likes of Illusion Of Safety and La Monte Young, his work turnedtowards a power-drone agenda, with well a decade of self-released/web-published work. Marking his first publication on wax, 'Contrast' is a suitable title, since both sides of the vinyl showcase two opposing aesthetics. "#0473 [Tremor]" is a controlled torrent of pressurised noise that expands from a metallic rumble up to a searing blast of distorted electronics. Gapik's noise begins to burn out, with smouldering embers and ashen grit trailing upon growling tones. Where this side matches the intensity of an early Emaciator or some of Daniel Menche's more electronic releases, the B side is an entirely contemplative affair, as muffled tones ropple and shimmer out of nocturnal shadows into bioluminescent blooms."

Jim Haynes - THE WIRE 325 / MARCH 2011


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released January 20, 2011

Label: White Box Recordings |
Catalog#: WHITEBOX 008
Cover Art: Suse Kipp |
Design: John Coulthart |



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Cezary Gapik Poland

Cezary Gapik was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1963. His musical creation is based on drones and micro-tonal sound planes interlaced with abstract “images” (field recordings, prepared instruments, various objects) or computer-processed synthetic sounds (glitch). …

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