Vintul Prin Salcii


Double LP version. With his third album Vin Ploile (MUSIQ 051CD/192LP, 2015) the Bucharest, Romania based producer, musician, and DJ Petre Inspirescu captured a whole new audience and reached out with minimal left-field ambient sounds to music-loving folks that are not part of the worldwide dance music universe. Well known as one of the key figures of the Romanian electronic dance music scene since his first EP Tips on Luciano's label Cadenza (2007), Inspirescu stepped away from club sounds that made him famous due to releases on labels like Vinyl Club, Lick My Deck or Amphia. His two solo albums Intr-O Seara Organica... (2009) and Grădina Onirică (2012), both released on [a:rpia:r] the record label he initiated with his buddies Rhadoo and Raresh in 2007, do not have much in common with the sound of Vin Ploile - a mesmerizing deeply musical album that he only tuned in with some elements of piano, string and wind instruments as well as analog electronics. At the end of 2015, his nine slow-swinging arrangements were celebrated in many polls and now, just a bit more than one year after the release of Vin Ploile, Inspirescu delivers Vîntul Prin Salcii, another album enlarged with seven to twelve minute long arrangements, continuing where Vin Ploile ceased. They all listen to the name "Miroslav" and only differ numerically in their title. You can call them ambient. You can call them minimal music in the sense of classic compositions by Steve Reich or Terry Riley. They groove - sometimes more, sometimes less. They spread the sounds of flutes or saxophones, delicate piano figures, organic jazz drumming, arpeggiated analog synth-lines, mesmerizing strings, choral singing, alienated looped vocals, and spaced-out new aged spheres. What unites them all is the way, the melodies dance upon and in each single tune. Their beautiful textures ensnare and they are continuously engaged with experimentation. Vîntul Prin Salcii is a mystical album full of evolutionary music to which each listener is able to paint their very own emotional picture - moody, dark and at the same time light-flooded, shape-shifting compositions. Cover artwork by illustrator and photographer Julian Vassallo.