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ARTIST
TITLE
The Sum of Disappearing Sounds
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
KR 008CD KR 008CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/13/2014

2012 release. Four sonic assaults by the industrial/drone/dark ambient experimentalist Cezary Gapik. Born in 1963 in Czestochowa, Poland, Cezary Gapik's formative musical experiences after the punk revolt were the more experimental outings of Public Image Ltd. and industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. The popularization of the computer as a creative tool in the mid-'90s gave birth to Gapik's present extensive style: the isolationist projects of Mick Harris (Scorn, Lull) are as traceable as are 20th century contemporary avant-garde composers (Stockhausen, Xenakis, Ferrari) and masters of minimal music (Phill Niblock, Eliane Radigue). For his intense synthesis of multi-layered, heavy industrial drones, cathartic noise, haunting murmurs and field recordings of unrecognizable origins, the uncompromising sound artist coined the term "ambient depressionism." Using prepared instruments, various objects or computer-processed synthetic sounds, Gapik creates dense sonic paintings, rich in color and radical in atmosphere. Having self-released numerous CDRs in his ongoing series of the "sound sketchbook," The Sum of Disappearing Sounds is one of the key artistic works of this contemporary master in the dark ambient/industrial/drone scene of today.