Traczyk strips the bass from its lyricism; instead of looking for melodies and pleasant sounds, he opts for the heaviness. Here he is drawling out sounds and trying to tame the mighty-sounding wooden giant.
Favorite track: Big Sur.
Wojtek Traczyk's album ‘Runo’ is the second solo double bass album in our catalogue. This information is important because the author's creative notion in the preparation of the instrument can cause the listener to have great doubts about the origin of the sounds themselves. Very often preparation is a kind of study of the physicality of a given object. It is a transition to a microscale, or a journey deep into the wood-metal corpus. It is no different in the case of this album, although this time some space under the skin seems to pulsate creating areas where one can get lost. Given the gravity of sonic events, this space evokes an industrial or even noiselike context.
This record right here is the music of light, of angels, of anti-gravitational forces. Such beautiful sounds. As we all agree, 2020 has been a bad year, and when I listen to something like this I cannot stop thinking about how therapeutic beauty can be.
There is no word for this: this is simply a BEAUTIFUL album. Cosmographer