Prolific multidisciplinary Polish artist Wojciech Bąkowski has made a name for himself as a promising visual artist in his home country. When he’s not presenting films, artwork, or his latest, an exhibit of lucid dream-inspired charcoal drawings on sanded-down cardboard depicting smoky midnight moments and minimal urban landscapes, he’s churning out some exciting and extremely heady Bristol-style trip-hop. Voyager marks his Temple debut (one of our favorite Canadian labels) and follows up his more experimental-leaning album Jazz Duo from 2019. The recordings here touch on a lot of different scenes and styles. Fortunately, they’re all sounds we love – stripped-down 90s hip-hop, dubwise production, spatial astral jazz, and tribal downtempo – all narrated in his signature rap-tinged spoken-word style. Recommended for fans of Tricky/ Massive Attack, On-U, or even Tara Clerkin Trio and Black Uhuru.
Recommended – A3 TAŃCZY MÓJ GRÓB
Tags: Ambient / Dubwise / Jazz / Now Sound / Trip-hop