Known as much for quirky flourishes and bittersweet melodies as for harder-edge dancefloor material, Jacek Sienkiewicz was already showing his taste for depth and extraordinary attention to detail back in the early 00s with releases on Trapez, Klang, and with the full-length, ‘Techné,’ on Cocoon. On recent productions for his own Recognition label, Sienkiewicz has been giving reign to experimental urges, but on ‘Living in Oblivion’ he’s wearing his soulfulness on his sleeve.
‘Living in Oblivion’ is very much in the squiggly Smallville aesthetic. With bleak tenderness, a pulse pushes forward through a miscellany of buzzes, ghostly voices and synth stabs, trailed by a haunting miasma of ripples and degraded blue melody. Dense and detailed, this is where the wild things are.
The clicks and pops of 'No image No Sound' on the b-side come across as a complex kind of language or script, full of glottal stops and exclamation marks, backed by a brisk giddy-up kick-pulse that keeps the monologue engaging.
With ‘Living in Oblivion’, Sienkiewicz has found a natural home on Smallville, the label side of the Hamburg record store owned by Lawrence.
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Tracklist: Jacek Sienkiewicz - Living in OblivionA Living In Oblivion
B No Image No Sound