Polish drummer and composer Szymon Pimpon Gąsiorek released his debut solo album "Pozdrawiam" this year, and pressed filigree sound design against psychedelic pop, feeding AutoTuned vocals through trancelike soundscapes. Using a spread of unusual instruments like the shruti box and the OP-Z alongside his drums and vocals, Gąsiorek hides pop beneath spiky electro-acoustic involution that betrays his formal education.
The classically trained musician is deeply embedded in the free improv scene, and is the bandleader of post-jazz troupe Pimpono Ensemble, who recently released "Survival Kit" on Gąsiorek's own Love & Beauty Music label. Not a musician willing to be stuck in one place for too long, he also scratches his minimal itch leading six-piece band E/I, finding time in between recording and performing to run Copenhagen's Idealistic Festival.
- SPLASHKamienna 12Music