Zbigniew Karkowski's latest release explores the sub-currents of electronics,
of electricity, via minimalist sonicscapes. Inconsistently pulsing
electronics littered with crackling static debris that spastically tremble
form the basis for "Vague." This foundation is subtly shattered (it's not
volume, it's tonality that disrupts) by high-pitched tones that initial jar
like an alarm clock, before it meshes with the erratically pulsing
electronics. The electronics of "Idented" rip and shred in spurting
disarray, an ejaculation of the virus; a spewing of acid from feverish
machines. As the track progresses, the purging becomes more violent, the
need for expulsion more forced (an application of necessary force to save the
machine?). "Delimited" is pierced by a voracious, tinny, scraping tone, one
with lethal intentions, singing the eardrums, pausing to recuperate amidst
warm humming, before total disruption (a black hole of non-sound), finally
succumbing to crackling static intrusions that subtly attack the machine.
Zbigniew Karkowski always fascinates as he trips through the circuitry byways of sentient electronics.