SEPTEMBER COLLECTIVE

 

September Collective may well be the most beautiful electronic record of the year. It features Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot and Mapstation), Barbara Morgenstern, and Polish born musician, Paul Wirkus, in a series of improvisations which originated from the encores they played together while touring Poland as three solo projects. At a time when improvisation often seems more about the musicians' egos than the music, September Collective is all about melody, rhythm, surprise, context; and it's impossible to listen to without imagining a time or a place. Perhaps because it was recorded there, it starts to feel Polish. Sleeve artist, Alison Mitchell, seems to have imagined a pastoral neo-1960s world which we sometimes see in the incredible Polish screen prints of that time.

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FILES BY SEPTEMBER COLLECTIVE