Polish Polyrhythmic Arpeggios
Either there should be a word for it or we should just coin one. A sort of unnamed phobia for that perplexing fear of reading foreign literature webspun and badly Google-translated. Somewhere near Trypophobia, perhaps (and please do not repeat that name in our presence)? But it is a fear which grabbed us by the collar upon trying to do a small investigation on a record label from Skoczów, Poland. A label called Mik Musik with tons of malevolent electro-noise and an insatiable appetite for experimentalism to parallel Black Dice and Aphex Twin’s more liquid side.
We tried hard to read the bio but we hit a concrete wall in our attempt to find English equivalents for words such as Szoubiznes, remiksowaliśmy, or cybernetyczność in the context. So we’d sooner let the story stay abstract in a safe shell in an attic library of a house in Cieszyn County.
On the bright side and despite the ignorance, we have now discovered an archive of highly encrypted electronic music which is nothing but food for trouble-seeking ears. What we do know from this archive is that the latest post-everything attempt at Mik Musik is a short album by Lautbild called Proletkult which is manifested with a quote from the Russian-American writer Emma Goldman that reads “If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution!”
Lautbild is a moniker for Paweł Kulczynski who seemingly loves to challenge beats and their structure. No space for fret though, as we have chosen the most cordial and harmonious song on the album. Though, the noise we just could not escape! So if you are ecstacy-hunting for the joy of being ecstasy-hunted, “Wonky Mirror” takes you on a hallucinating sledding ride in the labyrinth of an alternating current electrical circuit.
Lautbild is only the tip of the iceberg and we do not want to get you lost in translation with us. But you have to see it for yourself and handpick the ones closer to your own state of confusion. We will also give you the promise of keeping you posted in case we were able to communicate with this new lost world. You can stream fragments of many other works (heavily encrypted text alert) on RSS B0YS Soundcloud account that is somehow related to the label.
Proletkult by Lautbild was released in October 2014. We are late again.