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Lutto Lento – Prima Porta

Published May, 2014
by Easterndaze

Lubomir Grzelak is a staple of the new Polish underground scene, running one of the first cassette experimental-electronics labels in Central/Eastern Europe Sangoplasmo (you can listen to our Radio Wave interview with the man here), which with its thirty releases has cemented its position as one of the leading hallmarks of strange sonics in this region.

Lubomir, based in Warsaw, apart from running the label, is also a producer and DJ in his own right. His Lutto Lento moniker increasingly champions witty dancefloor-friendly grooves spiced up with mangled samples, a sort of post-ironic, post-post-modern 4/4 electronica for those who dance with at least half of their brain still functioning. His latest offering entitled “Prima Porta” follows in a similar vein as his last year’s self-released album Unlucky.

Grzelak twists and turns his aural tools, recomposes and decomposes them, whilst retaining a certain cinematic quality – literally, the barking of dogs and random conversation bytes appear on the backdrop of the actual music, as if you were watching a VHS tape in reverse, delving into house and often taking cues from saccharine musical themes without taking itself too seriously (naming the first track off the record as “DJ Tool” as one of the easy cues).