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PREMIERE: New Wacław Zimpel
Patrick Clarke , January 13th, 2020 11:59

Hear the first taste of a new album by the great Wacław Zimpel below, in the form of the James Holden-mixed 'Sine Tapes'. Homepage photo by Laila Cohen.

The acclaimed Polish musician Wacław Zimpel is to release his new album Massive Oscillations on January 31, with the lead track 'Sine Tapes' available to listen to exclusively with tQ above.

The album is Zimpel's second solo record following 2016's Lines, and also follows superb collaborations with Kuba Ziołek and others.

The album was over a nine-day session at the Willem Twee studio in Den Bosch, Netherlands, with the musician playing bass clarinet, alto clarinet, electronics, prepared upright piano and Yuri Landman guitar object.

Joining him are Wojciech Traczyk on double bass and Holly Hock who provides vocals for one track. The record was then mixed with James Holden, who Zimpel says "added his magic touch".

Says Holden: “Wacław's boldest step forward yet takes him deep into krautrock style studio-as-an-instrument experimentation. It's fascinating to see his musical background applied to these techniques and yielding such deep, heady long-form trips. I love this LP and feel honoured to have been involved!”

The full album is released via Amsterdam-based label Ongehoord on January 31. On the day of release, he'll be playing a live show at London's Barbican.

You can pre-order the record here.

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