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Eastern Haze: June

Like a Phoenix that rose from the ashes, Jakub Wojciechowski decided to abandon his former musical context and embrace a lighter aural sonisphere.

Having cut his teeth in the Polish witchhouse scene (as well as on the label Cowshed Records), Wojciechowski went on to develop his sound into brighter, house-driven compositions under his nom de plume Lasariage, a project with echoes of Kirk Degiorgio’s As One productions. Some of the witchy tropes are still present on his latest Dadaistically-titled offering !Crazy Food Try To Eat Me; for example, but overall it’s a step towards light and sun.

We shall remain in the lovely Poland for our next subject as well. Jakub Adamec is an artist and member of the insane Czech band I Love 69 Popgeju, ear candy for the ADHD generation. Aside from his main “job”, he moonlights with his solo career, which has been cemented by his latest release. The brilliantly cacophonic album Traveling In Time (out now on the left-field Polish label Mik Musik) is a collage of various samples and wacky vocal bits tinged with a memory of rave.

Lubomir Adam Grzelak is head of the reliably brilliant Sangoplasmo label, also home to the likes of Ensemble Economique, Aranos and Decimus. When he’s not sorting through a plethora of crap demos, an equivalent of aural waste contemporary labels have to (should) sift through to arduously pick up the gems that end in their catalogue, Grzelak produces music himself under DJ Lutto Lento.

Another vid-tip comes from Hungary. Yvein Monq has no ecclesiastic affiliations other than his devotion to music, which tends to follow in the spaced out dimensions. You can find out more about his work in an EB interview here.

For more news from the Eastern Euro-hood, head to Easterndaze.

Published June 27, 2012.