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.
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.
released May 12, 2020
Music – Wojtek Traczyk
Mastering – Mateusz Wysocki
Graphic design – Lidia Wnuk
Text - Lech Nienartowicz
I don't pretend to know what exactly is going on here, I don't even speak Czech, but this stuff, all four tapes so far from this label, it is all COMPLETE AND TOTAL AWESOME POWER!!! Highly recommended for anyone who hears sound. pug_vinyl
A recording that touches something ancient in us and brings a shift to places not yet discovered. It's hard to describe in any sensible way something that definitely mixes the spirit of Palestrina with the legacy of minimalism, reductionism and improvisation, although that's not really important here. A deeply emotional thing that doesn't talk about humanity, but speaks directly to it. jiristepan