Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Kurws - Powiez / Fascia [Gusstaff Records]

Put out on the circuit via the ever active Polish imprint that is Gusstaff Records on June 10th, 2k22 is "Powiez / Fascia", the fourth full length album effort by the experimental band outfit Kurws which has been around on the album circuit for roughly a decade now and operates in a trio setting for this specific album. Bringing forth a set of seven new tracks over the course of roughly 42 minutes with wildly varying individual playtimes ranging from 52 seconds to 15 minutes - !!! - the group presents a sonic exploration that leads them from agitated, lo-fi'ish Instrumental Art School PostPunk to echoes of Ska-influences, complex, stumbling and stuttering rhythm sequences partially even informed by abstractions of Jazz grooves whereas other sequences draw inspiration from tripping SpaceRock, krautsy meanderings as well as fever'ish captivating PostRock, thundering MathRock and even touching base with certain variations of Indietronica at some point. This album makes me wanna see Kurws live on stage, most likely in some semi-legal basement venue probably run and set up by some long time squatters which might have run that place, all equipment, lights and freezers included, on one singular power outlet for two decades or so. It truly is THAT kind of music.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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