by Waclaw Zimpel

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Carsten Pieper
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Carsten Pieper This Polish clarinetist/composer is the one artist that stuck with me from Bandcamp's reedists-pushing-boundaries article. He might be far from being the most extreme artist featured there, but by far the one most impressing me. Probably this album can be compared to John Surman's Upon Reflection? Well, at least it appeals to me in a similar way.
Minimal, jazzy, ambient, all these tags apply, I think... Favorite track: Five Clarinets.
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normanm Please come and play in Brighton! Perhaps at the 2022 Brighton Festival (England's biggest arts festival)...
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jonno Somebody needs to get the title track to Young Thug to rap over. I'm not kidding either: saw you live in Krakow last october playing the extended version with added extra hi-hats - I think you know. Favorite track: Lines.
Andrzej Jóźwik
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Andrzej Jóźwik "“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.” Favorite track: Lines.
Stuart Field
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Stuart Field Complete brilliance! This is a captivating listen. The music twists and turns, creating strange emotional reactions. Favorite track: Alupa - Pappa.
Olga Kivius
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Olga Kivius Only God knows how many fantastic music projects were brightened up because of the participation of this polish clarinettist in them. And it's amazing but this is his 1st solo album ))
Inspired by the ideas of Terry Riley and La Monte Young, here he is focusing on polyphonic minimalism and the interweaving melodic lines, performed by the different types of clarinet, together. This sounds great ))
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Deo Gratias 02:59
Lines 06:03
Tak Picture 07:50


"the entire album is a spectacular solo statement
from Waclaw Zimpel - and yet another essential transmission
from modern Poland to boot."
Tristan Bath, The Quietus

Full review by Tristan Bath at The Quietus:


released February 5, 2016

Waclaw Zimpel plays - Bb clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, khaen, hammond organs, fender rhodes

All composed by Waclaw Zimpel except track 3, composed by Johannes Ockeghem

tracks 1 and 6 produced and mixed by mooryc
tracks 2,3,4,5 produced and mixed by Waclaw Zimpel and Maciej Staniecki
recorded at Tonn Studio in Łódź on 29-30.09.2015, 1.10.2015, 6-7.11.2015 by Maciej Staniecki and Krzysztof Tonn

designed by Łukasz Paluch, AnoMalia art studio,

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Waclaw Zimpel Warsaw, Poland

Wacław Zimpel doesn’t so much blur boundaries as eradicate them altogether to create a whole new musical language.


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