GLIMMER

Astonishingly beautiful  BOOMKAT
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Ghostly International 2011 / Gusstaff Records 2011
Michał Jacaszek – compositions / production / mastering
Małgorzata Skotnicka – harpsichord
Ignacy Wiśniewski – harpsichord live
Andrzej Wojciechowski – clarinets

GLIMMER is a natural effect of my constant search for new, chamber, elektroacustic form of music. Subtle, almost unfinished, vanishing electronic parts are completed by sounds of  harpsichord (Małgorzata Skotnicka), bass clarinet (Andrzej Wojciechowski) and metalophone (Jacaszek). Musical harmony and tones of „Glimmer” recalls baroque chamber music. But clarinet, metalophone and characteristic electronic phrases gives fresh, unique form.

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Ghostly International 2011 / Gusstaff Records 2011
Michał Jacaszek – kompozycje / produkcja / mastering
Małgorzata Skotnicka – szpinet
Ignacy Wiśniewski – szpinet (koncerty)
Andrzej Wojciechowski – klarnety

GLIMMER to kontynuacja poszukiwań nowej, kameralnej,.elektroakustycznej formy muzycznej. Subtelne, niedopowiedziane, zanikające partie elektroniki dopełnia brzmienie klawesynu (Małgorzata Skotnicka), klarnetu basowego (Andrzej Wojciechowski) i metalofonu (Jacaszek). GLIMMER poprzez barwę i harmonię przywołuje skojarzenia z barokową kameralistyką, ale obecność klarnetu, metalofonu, charakterystyczne frazy elektroniczne nadają muzyce nową, unikalną formę.

REVIEWS

PITCHFORK
„Think of Glimmer as a little symphony, just with singles, and made by a musician who can’t decide between the roles of producer or composer. Really, he shouldn’t anytime soon.”more
NPR – First Listen (week of 11/28) “The music of Jacaszek drifts along the fringes of classical, electro-ambient music and experimental jazz — and ultimately transcends them all. There’s nothing quite like it.” more
BOOMKAT “his most satisfying transmission yet…” “… one of the most satisfying, accomplished examples of its genre…” “Astonishingly beautiful.” more

DUSTED “… a largely successful effort.” “… Jacaszek’s wedding of disparate styles pays off in Glimmer‘s evocation of certain moods and expert shifts from mode to mode.” more
HEADPHONE COMMUTE „Listening to Glimmer is like glancing through a dusty window at a black and white film of your past.” more
FLUID RADIO (UK) “…masterpiece..” “Jacaszek and those composers who are refurbishing modern classical for the new century have stumbled upon the sprung rhythms around us, and an entirely undiscovered art form is coming into view.” more
BBC (UK) “Glimmer is an immediately immersive work…” more
MILK FACTORY – 4.5 out of 5 more  “… most ambitious solo effort.” “… undoubtedly his most restrained and finely crafted record to date.” MILK FACTORY UK – Album review
RESIDENT ADVISOR 4 star review “… power in intense focus and brooding inertia…”  “… glacial beauty from his long strokes of melody.”RESIDENT ADVISOR news “Like much of his past work, including last year’s RA Podcast, the LP blends classical music with modern ambient production.”
BRAINWASHED “… Glimmer is a remarkably singular, vibrant, and deep listening experience” more
GROOVEMINE / 5 stars “This is Throbbing Gristle wrenching Arvo Part’s Tabula Rosa into a mutant form.”
THE NEEDLE DROP:“’Dare-gale,’ armed with loads of classical timbres, drones ominously in waves of sound that progressively get louder. The concept seems like a simple and uninteresting no-brainer, but the layers and detail here make this track absolutely gorgeous!” more

FOXY DIGITALIS – 9 out of 10 “As astounding as Treny was, Glimmer is equally as brilliant. Jacaszek has truly created another masterpiece.” more

SILENT BALLET – Artist of the week + album review / 8 out of 10
“… a work of stellar flow and haunting resonance.” “Glimmer is the ore that the prospector overlooked, the book that the librarian misshelved, the dying sentence spoken after the family had left the room: a modern artifact, encased in clay and left to deteriorate in a way that only adds to its glamour.” more

IMPOSE – Week in Pop “… Jacaszek too creates music for the spaces we can not describe through the delicate teasing of classical instrumentation and the mystic aura from the sound of running air.” more

EXCLAIM!
“…without a doubt some of his best work and one of the most beautiful albums of the year…” more

ALARM MAGAZINE – Vs. Column feature
“The album’s inconspicuous complexity and professional performances make it a gem among ambient releases.” more

IBIZA VOICE – Interview “Clearly, the album marks music’s evolution in the first decade of the21st century.” “The Polish musician joins the ranks of artists such as Francesco Tristano, Brandt Bauer Frick Ensemble and Arandel who have crossed from conservatories filled with wood wind, strings and percussion to computer programmes and machines presents new album…“ more

VIVOSCENE – 9/10 „If you would hear a master at work, then explore the music of Jacascek.” more

RCRD LBL premier of “Dare-Gale”: “Jacaszek is back and coldly serious as ever on ‘Dare Gale.’ The Polish composer treats airy, abandoned noise with classical hands to make dark ambient music that could easily soundtrack the next time you get trapped in a cave.” more

CULTURE ADDICT: “Jacaszek’s latest album, Glimmer, is marked by a noticeable battle between melancholy and beauty, like it’s hovering in some gaseous grey area between both.” more
TINY MIX TAPES“… sparkling-ambiance, featuring electric static and softly spoken tickled  bells…” more
IMPOSE “…  if the track „Dare-gale” is any indication, Glimmer could make a good companion to Hecker’s Ravedeath, 1972 that came out earlier this year.” more

EXCLAIM
“Part ambient, part avant-garde, part baroque, this is some intriguing stuff.” more

TINY MIX TAPES news section “…Treny… was, by most accounts, a startling and memorable achievement in the realm of dark ambient music, gracefully navigating the middle ground between contemporary classical and something much more haunting.” more

RESONANT STRATA “… an excellent record that shines a lot brighter than most…” more
SOUND OF MUSIC – “… fascinating and successful” Album review

THE MUSE IN MUSIC – 8.5/10 shortlisted

[sic] MAGAZINE – favourite albums of 2011
GOOGLE MUSIC / Antenna Google Artist of the Year
SELF-TITLED / feature
2011 YEAR END LISTS best of 2011
BEATS PER MINUTE / Album reviewTHUMPED – Interview and album review
SPUTNIKMUSIC –  album review
Gonzo Magazine – album review
Rifraf Magazine (FR) – album review
Rockdelux Magazine (ES)- album review
HHV.de – album review
BABYLON MAGAZINE – album review
MUSIC ADDICTED – album review
AUTRES DIRECTIONS – album review
ESSMAA – album review
GROOVE MAGAZINE – album reviewCHRONIQUE SELECTRONIQUES – album review
Humo.be – Album review
TSUGI MAGAZINE (FR)  reviewNOISE MAG – album review
FREQUENCIES – Album review
BLN.FM – Album review
GO MAGAZINE Album review
KULTBLOG: ‘… the result of his strongest album yet.” more
REINBOONSTRA – album review

RECENZJE

GAZETA WYBORCZA Jeden z 10 najlepszych albumów 2011 roku „Glimmer” to kolejne – po dołerskich „Trenach” i sakralnym „Pentralu” – ogniwo w Jacaszkowym łańcuchu chwały.” więcej
DUŻY FORMAT „Glimmer” z niszy eksperymentu wyprowadza Jacaszka na szersze wody” recenzja płyty
MACHINA lista najlepszych 10 albumów 2011 – miejsce 5
„Trudno odciągnąć uwagę od tej płyty” recenzja „Naprzód Jacaszek!” news
PRZEKRÓJ „najbardziej malownicza płyta Jacaszka” Mariusz Herma na stronach Przekroju, czytaj tekst na blogu autora
NOWAMUZYKA.PL „Glimmer udowadania, iż koncepcja muzyki elektronicznej według Jacaszka jest źródłem, którego dna póki co nie widać” więcej
BARTEK CHACIŃSKI @ POLIFONIA „Glimmer” podoba mi się po kilku dniach słuchania coraz bardziej” więcej
KULTURA ONLINE – wywiad
ONET „tego naprawdę chce się słuchać” więcej
POLISZ MNIE
ESPLOT „To kolejny duży krok na drodze do odnalezienia własnego muzycznego języka przez  tego wyjątkowego artystę.” więcej

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