This will be one of those reviews that ends with me suggesting you have a listen for yourself. Kamil Kowalczyk’s Atmospheres is eight tracks of very minimal electronic drone. Tones oscillate and intersect, sometimes underlaid by a bass waveform, but not often feeling like they’re heading anywhere. There’s a superficiality of tone that wears thin on me not too far into the disc. Even when I’ve had it comes as part of a shuffle, it just proves too static–no pun intended–to hold my attention. This is my second outing with Kowalczyk’s work, and I must say I just don’t get it. If your tastes run toward experimental/noise, your opinion may vary.
Available from Prototyp Produktions.