Four years after Lines, Polish musician Waclaw Zimpel announced the release of a new album. Massive Oscillations is out on January 31st via Dutch label Ongehoord. According to the press release, At various points Waclaw deploys bass clarinet, alto clarinet, electronics, prepared upright piano and Yuri Landman guitar object. Wojciech Traczyk adds double bass and Holly Hock provides vocals to ‘Release’, whist all tracks were mixed by James Holden, who according to Zimpel “added his magic touch”. “Sine Tapes” is the first excerpt. Listen below.
The longplayer is not only a consolidation of Zimpel’s previous experiments, but is also driven by his curiosity and desire to explore new avenues and possibilities, striving to create an innovative musical vernacular. Inspired as much by jazz as electronics, minimalism and roots music from across the world, he doesn’t so much blur boundaries as eradicate them altogether.
“I was looking for new kinds of sounds and had an idea of where I wanted ‘Massive Oscillations’ to go,” says Zimpel, “but that all changed the moment I started playing with the studio’s collection of vintage synthesizers and electronic equipment.”