Stara Rzeka - Cień chmury nad ukrytym polem
Being Polish, I can’t miss any chance to promote great music from Poland on my blog. Stara Rzeka (“Old River” in Polish) is a solo project from Kuba Ziołek who also takes in part in many established bands, like the cathartic noise rock assault unit Ed Wood or psychedelic ambient group Innercity Ensemble. On “Cień chmury nad ukrytym polem” (translated literally as “Shadow of a cloud over a hidden field”) he combines bucolic fingerpicked guitar folk, progressive electronic beats and dreamy, druggy drones (even some excursions into black metal!!) to create an eclectic sound that avoids any categorizations but keeps you drawn. What is more interesting is the fact that the album was released both on CD (via Instant Classic label) and on cassette (via Few Quiet People) and both formats contain different music. Stream both versions of the album below and buy it if you enjoy the sound! Recommended for fans of Grouper, Alexander Tucker, Natural Snow Buildings or the most far-out, experimental moments of Mount Eerie.