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LISTEN: Matmos, Jlin, Mouse On Mars & More PRES Commissions
Patrick Clarke , December 6th, 2019 15:18

Hear new music from some of our favourite musicians and producers, produced as part of our partnership with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Yesterday, we announced the results of our competition in partnership with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland, asking readers to create new music using an archive of samples from the Polish Radio Experimental Studio.

Today, we can also share a series of commissions, with some of our favourite producers including Jlin, Matmos and Mouse On Mars submitting new compositions based on the archive.

First up, Polish producer Zamilska has created a captivating piece entitled 'Linda Is Coming'.

"I think anyone who creates music in any genre does so more or less conscious of its history. Until you feel respect for tradition, you can’t create something new," she tells our friends at the AMI in an interview to go along with it.

"Personally, I often return to the past. I remember however that I’m only 30 years old and for me the past is the early 1990s. It’s still excellent and I have the sensation that with every year it paradoxically becomes fresher in its meaning and sound."

Next, Warsaw-born techno pioneer Jacek Sienkiewicz has given us his propulsive and hypnotic '120 D Rooms'. Take a listen below:

On carrying the torch for the PRES' experimental ethos he tells AMI.

"Almost all of my work in my recording studio is an experiment. I have wildly diverse equipment and I constantly change its configuration. I create my compositions without looking at the styles and trends, but I can’t speak for others – I’m not sure what experimentation looks like in today’s electronic music."

Thirdly, it's our pleasure to announce new tracks from Jlin, Mouse On Mars and Matmos, as part of our PRES partnership.

Take a listen to Jlin's 'Lotus', Matmos' PRESto and Mouse On Mars' 'Playtime' below.

"The spirit of experimental culture is dear to me," says Jlin in her interview (which you can read in full here). This year’s electronic music has been ever evolving in my opinion, which is a good thing. I can really hear the growth in a lot of artists and the continuation of boundary breaking

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