GLOWICKA & WALENTYNOWICZ: Red Sun CD Bôlt Records
A fractured ambience with rising drones paves the way for desolate piano work on opener ‘Sun Spot’. Flickering waves of sound are filtered electronically and when the analogue noises make their appearance, they’re ever more so evident because of this.
For this latest release, Poland’s Kasia Glowicka, is joined by Malgorzata Walentynowicz. Together they weave magic with an ear for spatial awareness and ‘Red Sun’ is a peculiar affair that is surprisingly engaging for all its moments of solitude. More often than not the listener is left with a wall of silence and the real beauty is in the anticipation of ghostly apparitions that glide, reverberated through a misty haze.
Clean and precise, the title track is glorious manifestation of sheer ambient bliss and is formulated as the first proper track that you can grasp onto without the teasing that it’s former counterparts did so well; it’s almost like a gift after all the waiting that has come before.
Overall there is an element of obscurity to this album that won’t sit well with many. For me however, this capitalises in ‘Red Sun being one of those oddities that allows its genuine beauty to become paramount when things even out and the rewards feel all that much greater.