Klimek – Movies is Magic
Genre : Electronica, Ambient, Experimental
01. Abyss of Anxiety (Unfolding the Magic)
02. Exposed to Life In It’s Brutal Meaninglessness
03. Exploding Unbearable Desires
04. Pathetic and Dangerous
05. Greed, Mutation, Betrayal
06. A Lament
07. True Enemies and False Friends
08. Sound of Confusion
09. For Whom the Bells Toll
10. Tears of Happiness (Dismissed Into Mundanity)
Like an orchestra restructured in the digital domain, the remnants at the core of each piece lend themselves less to conservatory comparisons than filmic ones. Ambiences reside inside, but are never left untouched or undeveloped, subverting expectations and leaving trails of themselves long after each song ends. Large, picturesque settings produce emotionally compelling mini-narratives, while warm, open progressions balance with the multi-layered shadows that are expected from a Klimek album. A careful percussive phrase, the occasional menacing horn, a tentatively sustained tone, or renching vocal murmur arrange these pieces between intersecting musical camps, while rustling backgrounds creep up to remind one where they stand. The material is the product of a variety of allegiances and alliances: from soundtracks to the range of electro-acoustic and electronic sensibilities that produce such works as these, the multiples of moods and directions all further the frame of the project and the Klimek sound.
While the album is the singular vision of Sebastian Meissner, the project wouldn’t be possible without the value of his collaborators, which include: Scott Arford, Steve Heather, Zeitblom, Robert Curgenven, Gerard Lebik, Dawid Frydryk, Marta Collica, Hugo Race, Ran Slavin and Ursula Maurer. The CD comes packaged with a 14″ x 9″ fold-out poster with an alternate cover photo image – revealing another layer of the release – and an essay detailing the full scope of Movies is Magic. The essay, album and track titles take direct inspiration from Slavoj Zizek, whose analysis of cinema was a strong beginning point for the project.