Bartosz Kruczyński – Baltic Beat II
Bartosz Kruczyński’s inaugural Baltic Beat LP for Growing Bin in 2016 captured spirits with its ethereal, contemporary New Age presence. The Warsaw, Poland-based artist went on to deliver the second entry into an “international parallel” series for Greece’s eminent Into The Light label with the cathartic Pulses this past Northern winter. Now Kruczyński presents Baltic Beat II, a gentle amble through idyllic green pastures. In opener “Pastoral Sequences,” he announces a meditative, sylvan mood with the sounds of babbling brooke, rustling grass and a passing train giving way to a delayed folkish vocal and delicate synths. Simple, elegant piano playing, fleecy drums, mallets, woodwinds and guitar feature throughout this summer daydream, abundant from start to finish.