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Piotr Kurek // Smartwoods LP

Piotr Kurek // Smartwoods LP

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This is a record released by Unsound in November 2023 by Piotr Kurek, an experimental musician from Warsaw, Poland who has released records on Cronica and Digitalis in the past.

Contains seven computer-generated experimental ambient jazz pieces.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Previous workIs also recommended.

"Piotr Kurek's new album 'Smartwoods' is a vast root system in which small melodic phrases loop and wrap around a thicket of subtly evolving instrumentals. The Warsaw-based producer and composer , takes cues from early music, baroque music, and experimental jazz, intertwines those influences with modern computer music, and fuels them with sonic vapors from the near future.

Comprised of seven distinct segments, the album blurs acoustic and electronic elements, creating a dreamy fence of abstract sounds.Harp, saxophone, clarinet, double bass, voice, and guitar twist around computer processing and synthesizer chirps to create an eerie dream world where reality isn't always what it seems.Each player intertwines with the others to create a living whole.

Like Piotr Kurek's painterly 2021 album World Speaks, Smartwoods is inspired by visual art, particularly the whimsical work of Algerian-French graphic designer Jean Saliano.The album's cover features artwork by Polish artist Tomasz Kowalski, whose phantasmagoric creatures and miniature-like stories accurately reflect the music's wild fantasy. A live show held at Krakow's Unsound in 2022 featured animation by Italian artist Francesco Marello. "

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Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl edition of 300. 

Tracklist:

  1. Smartwoods 05:21
  2. Walk 06:00
  3. Wid 05:19
  4. Noa 05:04
  5. Klamm 03:12
  6. Maybe Life 05:28
  7. Harps 05:48 

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Unsound:

"Piotr Kurek's new album “Smartwoods” is a spreading root system of tiny melodic phrases that loop and curl around subtly evolving instrumental thickets. The Warsaw-based producer and composer takes his cues from early music, baroque music and experimental jazz, entangling his influences with filigree traces of contemporary computer music and fueling it with sonic vapors from the near future.

Made up of seven distinct segments, the album blurs its acoustic and electronic elements into an illusory hedge of abstract sound. Harp, saxophone, clarinet, double bass, voices and guitar twist into computerized processes and synthesizer chirps, creating an uncanny dreamworld where the real isn't always what it seems. Each player is entwined with the other to create a living, breathing whole.

Like Kurek's painterly 2021 album “World Speaks”, “Smartwoods” is also inspired by visual art - particularly the whimsical work of Algerian-French graphic designer Jean Sariano. The album cover features artwork by Polish painter Tomasz Kowalski, whose shapeshifting creatures and miniature stories aptly reflect the music's wild fantasy. The first manifestation of “Smartwoods” – a live show at Unsound in Kraków in 2022 – featured animations by Italian artist Francesco Marrello, who put together a visual treatment for the single “Harps”.”

Artist: Piotr Kurek

Label: Unsound

This is a record released by Unsound in November 2023 by Piotr Kurek, an experimental musician from Warsaw, Poland who has released records on Cronica and Digitalis in the past.

Contains seven computer-generated experimental ambient jazz pieces.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Previous workIs also recommended.

"Piotr Kurek's new album 'Smartwoods' is a vast root system in which small melodic phrases loop and wrap around a thicket of subtly evolving instrumentals. The Warsaw-based producer and composer , takes cues from early music, baroque music, and experimental jazz, intertwines those influences with modern computer music, and fuels them with sonic vapors from the near future.

Comprised of seven distinct segments, the album blurs acoustic and electronic elements, creating a dreamy fence of abstract sounds.Harp, saxophone, clarinet, double bass, voice, and guitar twist around computer processing and synthesizer chirps to create an eerie dream world where reality isn't always what it seems.Each player intertwines with the others to create a living whole.

Like Piotr Kurek's painterly 2021 album World Speaks, Smartwoods is inspired by visual art, particularly the whimsical work of Algerian-French graphic designer Jean Saliano.The album's cover features artwork by Polish artist Tomasz Kowalski, whose phantasmagoric creatures and miniature-like stories accurately reflect the music's wild fantasy. A live show held at Krakow's Unsound in 2022 featured animation by Italian artist Francesco Marello. "

----------------------------------

Ask us for digital files. 12" black vinyl edition of 300. 

Tracklist:

  1. Smartwoods 05:21
  2. Walk 06:00
  3. Wid 05:19
  4. Noa 05:04
  5. Klamm 03:12
  6. Maybe Life 05:28
  7. Harps 05:48 

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Unsound:

"Piotr Kurek's new album “Smartwoods” is a spreading root system of tiny melodic phrases that loop and curl around subtly evolving instrumental thickets. The Warsaw-based producer and composer takes his cues from early music, baroque music and experimental jazz, entangling his influences with filigree traces of contemporary computer music and fueling it with sonic vapors from the near future.

Made up of seven distinct segments, the album blurs its acoustic and electronic elements into an illusory hedge of abstract sound. Harp, saxophone, clarinet, double bass, voices and guitar twist into computerized processes and synthesizer chirps, creating an uncanny dreamworld where the real isn't always what it seems. Each player is entwined with the other to create a living, breathing whole.

Like Kurek's painterly 2021 album “World Speaks”, “Smartwoods” is also inspired by visual art - particularly the whimsical work of Algerian-French graphic designer Jean Sariano. The album cover features artwork by Polish painter Tomasz Kowalski, whose shapeshifting creatures and miniature stories aptly reflect the music's wild fantasy. The first manifestation of “Smartwoods” – a live show at Unsound in Kraków in 2022 – featured animations by Italian artist Francesco Marrello, who put together a visual treatment for the single “Harps”.”

Artist: Piotr Kurek

Label: Unsound