Improvised Peace out on Bandcamp

Today Improvised Peace EP was released on Bandcamp. This is a short ambient/neoclassical piano-focused record that appeared as a reaction to the recent events in Europe. I am related to all the nations involved, so yes, this is quite personal. Yet, I wouldn’t like to join the hypocrisy of presenting one particular war as somehow more tragic and significant than others happening around the planet right now. No political statements, no flags, no self-deluded declamations. I just want to dedicate this small artistic gesture to the dream of the world where wars are simply impossible. The dream that is still alive, but is far from coming true.

…Here is a small secret about this release: there are two bonus tracks in the download which are currently Bandcamp-exclusive. Click Buy Digital Album and enter zero to get it for free or any other amount you’d like to pay to support my work, which is always appreciated!

Out Now – The Comforting Warmth of Winter

My new solo album is out! While this is not the very first record I release, it is a sort of debut for me as an electronic music artist. Outside of any particular genre boundaries, with no natural constraints of writing for a more collaborative media, this is my attempt to bring a very personal musical expression and inner sound world to life. I hope you enjoy this introspective exploration of the cold season!

Ambient Distancing Album

Today I have released an out-of-isolation ambient music album. Very slow-moving, atmospheric and time perception twisting soundscapes using various techniques of layering and disintegrating looping.

The lockdown due to the coronavirus began in the middle of March, the world outside suddenly stopped. With little activity the city noises were so subdued, by late afternoon it all sounded like night. This confusing, unusual, but soothingly peaceful situation made me search for some new ways to write music, without expecting some external reasons and deadlines to do so. Since it was prohibited to go anywhere much I looked up instead. For a week every day I was recording a video of the sky above my head and writing an ambient music track.

I tend to overthink and overwrite my music a lot, thanks to the academical music education perhaps. Self-imposing a challenge of finishing a small music piece every day was refreshing and creating an interesting shift in my workflow: there is no time for reflection, the only choice is to trust the intuition. I decided on some interesting technique to use and stick to for each track as a tool for constructing an emotional journey. Maybe this method allows to capture something unique that might get lost in music that went through months and months of work?

Reviewing and improving these tracks further took much longer than originally writing them. I didn’t want to clean them up of all imperfections, but rather to make them technically appropriate for any mode of listening while preserving their in-the-moment essence.

Here are five skywatching moments of the quarantine. Did time go faster or slower in isolation? And where did Monday and Thursday go anyway?.. 

The album is free to download in your favorite format (mp3, flac, wav…).

Ambient Distancing on Bandcamp