Various Artists – Proceedings

A compilation from the Polish deeply undergound label sqrt which collects music from the artists that frequently shared the scene back in 2012. The ideas of expression differ greatly, from the frenetic free improv noise rock/no wave workouts of HUN (probably my favorite track on the comp), the electroacoustic explorations of Artur Rumiński and the brutally cut-up noise collages from Sleep Sessions (whose sudden implementations of violent noise into the heavenly ambience remind me of Kevin Drumm). Łukasz Ciszak gives us some funeral guitar drone with a really sandpapery edge and ARRM’s closing “Black Water” is a psychedelic, droning guitar vista reminiscent of Barn Owl. Highly recommended for the people who want to hear some of the finest in the Polish experimental underground.


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