Despite fresh juvenile traits and an air of newly-landed debutant, Bartosz Kruczynski is a well-traveled musician and his back catalogue is there to prove it: with releases on Emotional Response, Dopeness Galore, Transatlantyk, Rhythm Section and Phonica – no less! – the CV of the Polish producer looks as faultlessly tasty as the final product sounds fetching on your soundsystem.
Same goes for Kruczynski’s newest instalment as Earth Trax, ‘I Gave You Everything EP’, due out by the end of the month on Bristol’s Lost Palms. Summoning a vibrant portfolio of idyllic seashore images and washed-out reminiscences flowing with life and nostalgia, this new offering from the Warsaw-based producer draws from sources as diverse as classic Chicagoan house, trancey acid and ’90s-imbued ambient soundscapes with an impeccable sense of interfacing.
Arpeggios skimming like shingles upon quiet waters as roused piano stabs and woodblocks beat a supple tribal pulse in sheer vintage rave fashion, the title-track ‘I Gave You Everything‘ fuses lounge-friendly pads with a progressive uptempo buildup to conquer all, from the heavy-lidded after hours sunbather through the hedonistic lover onto the high-powered peaktime dancer with equal steadfastness, up until Kruczynski puts on Wink-mode in the final stretch and lets the acid scrambler dissolve all melodic shapes in a boiling bedlam of 303-heavy and white-noise’y abstraction. Terrific.
I Gave You Everything EP is released via Lost Palms on 29th September, pre-order a copy from Bandcamp.
A1. Deprive Me Of Air
A2. I Gave You Everything
B1. Cafe Luna