Experimental artists Bartosz Dziadosz (Pleq) and Mike Lauki (Lauki) combine forces once again to document the delicate middle ground between modern compositional structures and widescreen ambient soundscapes. Intro pulls us from the mist and into ethereal piano loops, setting the tone for the album. Deconstruccion (Pleq Remix) brings forth the enchanting violin work of Heike Grafe. Perceiving Perspective introduces a more rigid structure with rhythmic ancient machinery. The Last Letters evolves into a world of glitched electronics.
Pleq and Lauki often flirt with classical conventions. Classical instruments have appeared on both of their releases before. On ‘Perceiving Perspective’ this classical approach is taken even further. Now, rather than the classical instruments surrendering themselves to the almighty drone, it’s vice versa. The instruments tend to be more in the forefront of every song. Drones wait in the background ready to support the more traditional instruments.
These songs meditate. ‘Intro’ the opener, seems to be one of the brighter, mellower tracks. At no point does it seem to express an opinion. Rather it floats on by, quietly with static crackling in the background. Lauki’s remixed track ‘Deconstruccion (Pleq Remix)’ is one of my favorites on here. I love how emotional the remix is, how full of passion. It’s a beautiful piece with wonderful violin work by Heike Grafe. ‘Perceiving Perspective’ sounds nearly mystical in its insistent drum beat and field recording of rain. It comes across as a tactile, nearly human piece. The closer sounds jarring in comparison. It is by far the most digital piece on the entire EP. Hardly any trace of humanity exists in this piece. It is closest to the glitch sound that Pleq employs on most of his pieces.
With this EP approach, Pleq and Lauki bring the emotional heart of their work to the forefront. It makes sense that this is a cassette-only release. They take an old genre (classical) and re-energize it with something new.
released March 12, 2012
Written-By, Producer – Bartosz Dziadosz, Mikel Lauki
Bartosz - Thanks to Mikel for his cooperation. Special thanks to Nike Warszawska.
Mikel - Thanks to Bartosz for his inspiring company. Dedicated to my sister Irantzu.