Kamil Szuszkiewicz
Bugle Call and Response

Kamil Szuszkiewicz keeps it simple, deliberate, and attractive on this stark naked cassette featuring two horizon tracks: “Bugle Call” and “Response.” I hear very few complications. The call side is complicated by rehearsal noises in the background — a tightened hi-hat, low conversation; the response side is complicated by stereo effects — filters, echoes of the echo. Otherwise, the two sides are beautiful in their birthday suits. They are close-but-no-cigar twins, mirrored snakes slithering at the same speed over flatlands, leaving fades in memory, like fingers slowly stirring the honey. Both sides of the story watercolor one side of the canvas. The colors run, dilute, lighten, flatten, flutter, brown; they form butterflied congruence, reminding me of the musical folds in Robert Wyatt’s “Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road” and E.N.’s In the Order and Out cassette.

• Kamil Szuszkiewicz: http://kamilszuszkiewicz.wordpress.com
• Wounded Knife Records: http://woundedknife.com

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