Few people have mastered the art of sound quite like Jacaszek. Hailing from Poland, Michal Jacaszek, creates beautifully cohesive works using manipulated samples of organic instruments like harpsichord, piano, cello, and clarinet.
As a classically trained musician, it is always refreshing to hear an artist do something new with old instruments. So many have tried but so few have truly succeeded. Of those who have succeeded, Jacaszek reigns supreme, championing a sound that adds to the organic narrative while pushing the bounds of modern-day electronic music. Jacaszek’s discography spans from 2004’s Lo-Fi Stories released on the extremely small and independent Polish label Gusstaff to Glimmer which was released, and warmly received, in 2011 by Ghostly International. The difference between the two is remarkable; Glimmer is deeper and much more defined and perfected while Lo-Fi Stories is, well… Lo-Fi in comparison. Whatever the difference, Jacaszek’s enlightened take on sound has been evident from the beginning.
Here’s Jacaszek live at Unsound Festival 2011:
Jacaszek’s ability to conquer emotion is unmatched nowadays; dread, fear, hope, and love all make their glorious appearances throughout his music. Explore his discography if you haven’t already. The examples above are only the tip of the iceberg, so go back to the beginning and take the sonic journey.