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[New Music] Jacaszek - Glimmer

December 7, 2011

[New Music] Jacaszek - Glimmer

Jacazsek’s Glimmer sees the light of day as the weather turns (on most of us anyway) bitter cold and bone-chilling. It’s perfect timing for an album marked by a noticeable tug between melancholy and beauty, like it’s hovering in some gaseous grey area between both, at once both insular and extroverted. “I tried again to create some fragile beauty glimmering behind the veil of reality,” he says. “I built a kind of curtain out of dirts and fuzzes, and used pure sound of clarinet and harpsichord playing beautiful melodies as a contrast to its harshness.” This winking, push-and-pull tension runs deep and constant throughout.

Fluid Radio claims Glimmer is a “masterpiece.” NPR claims “there’s nothing quite like it” while Boomkat calls it “astonishingly beautiful.”

[Listen and buy at The Ghostly Store]