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hot on the heels of his recent remix ep, featuring revisits from top-shelf groove manipulators antigone, adiel, iori and museum, paul ritch continues on the path of sonic introspection initiated by his albums >iiiiiiiiiiiiii< and >k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k< with >czak<. one to teleport you to the deep webs most enigmatic circuits and secret pathways, his newest effort under the kaczmarek guise finds the frenchman uncovering a mother lode of unremittingly dark and brooding techno, laced with cyphered electro fulgurances and ambient-tinged divagations outside the confines of functionality and dj-friendliness.
K.A.C.Z.M.A.R.E.K REWORKS (ANTIGONE / MUSEUM / IORI / ADIEL RMXS)
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after getting a hot cast of remixers (vril, sterac, lewis fautzi...) to reinterpret his debut full-length as kaczmarek last year, paul richard (aka paul ritch) gives his second lp k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k similar treatment as the talented likes of dutch production duo museum, japanese experimentalist iori, parisian techno stalwart antigone and on-the-rise italian 4/4 epics trader adiel take the reins and add their personal key to the frenchmans deeper-than-deep hypnotic delicacies, all primed for extended drifting on the dance floor and beyond. time to heed the call of the depths.
MIND FICTION EP
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‘mind fiction’, kaczor s first release, comes with organic artwork such as a growing plant cover and simple yet sleek thai design inspired by a recent tour to southeast asia. the ep serves as a perfect example for kaczor s own artistic vision: moody textures and mellower grooves meeting his trademark raw and gritty, forceful attack-laden release of rolling drums, bass and percussion, pointing to kaczor s own roots in the more stormy outbacks of broken beats or uk bass. first track ‘balance’ starts off with a softer, textured soundscape, nicely balancing melancholy synth waves and drum rattles into an atmospheric opener with a slowly oncoming and unfurling, melodic twist. the title track ‘mind fiction’ more closely follows kaczors very own signature formula of a simple and driving bassline followed by an evocative build-up rushing into an emotional, cathartic breakdown. ‘asta’ might be kazcor s most daring and trippy production to date: an intense mixture between hypnotic, hard hitting thumps and thunderous rolling drums taking the listener into the electrifying whirl of a night-time storm, where the tense and dense, humid atmosphere culminates in a monsoon-like rainfall of spiralling reverb – marking a fitting crescendo for this impressive debut on kaczor s now very own sonic ground.
12" Vinyl UK
ben kaczor’s music both constructs and receives sonic worlds that question our received notions of physicality, time and space.