Piotr, Derek / Raj
Album: Raj   Collection:General
Artist:Piotr, Derek   Added:Apr 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-01-17 Pull Date: 2014-03-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 17, 2015: Music Casserole
Defilada (Clubhook)

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2014-01-11
Third solo album by this electroacoustic musician born in Poland and working in New England. This is very frenetic, like a grittier take on IDM—lots of very short, intense loops. Focus on vocal manipulation. Favorites: 5, 7, 8, 10. No FCCs.

1. (2:21)—Slow. Muffled beat, glitchy vocals, organ, bells.
2. (4:13)—Fast. Looped vocal glitch is the hook. Woozy bass synth. Wind sounds. Fades into track three.
3. (2:20)—Mid-tempo, industrial. Noise, feedback, thumping beat.
4. (3:06)—Slow. Goes almost toward crooning—James Blake in a washing machine.
5. *(6:08)—Slow, dark, almost funky. Overlaid vocals. Crackling noise. Lots of jarring transitions.
6. (3:06)—Bells, chimes, whooshing sounds. A mid-tempo four-on-the-floor beat appears halfway through.
7. *(2:57)— Slow, minimal. The dissonant, multi-tracked vocals and use of empty space remind me a lot of Liars.
8. *(2:23)—Mid-tempo, moody. Warm tones, crooning vocals.
9. (2:53)—Mid-tempo, subdued. Crackling noise, very glitchy vocals.
10. *(2:43)—Slow. Like a broken piano record and a broken R&B record playing at the same time.

Track Listing
1. Spine   6. Hutan
2. Amendola   7. Deforester
3. Grave   8. Open
4. Karakum   9. Sand Defacing All Surfaces
5. Defilada (Clubhook)   10. Flow Through Light