For already 28th release on his Recognition label, Jacek Sienkiewicz comes with probably his most varied and adventurous work to date, yet again proving his status as one of the most forward-thinking European producers.
Opening with a dreamy intro, 'Before X' soon turns into a tight, hypnotic, Detroit-inspired workout. Layers of lush synths flow and weave hypnotically, while the complex, muscular beats pave their way towards the dancefloor. Jacek's usual complexity aside, this track also sports a bass riff of massive proportions, simply designed to become a classic.
'Everyday feat. Mo' is a surprising nod towards classic electro rhythms. Elastic broken beat serves as a firm base to swirling melody and a mutated voice commanding us to dance - all in all it's a slightly cheeky tribute to the classics of robotic funk. This track also marks a worldwide debut of Warsaw-based DJ Mo, Jacek's longtime friend and Recognition's main DJ.
Spreading across the B side is 'x Years After', an epic track with probably enough detail to fill an albums worth of todays average, but somehow fashionable post-minimal techno. Here we are treated to a symphony of smashing rhythm machinery - and a world of other sounds. Working on a perfect hybrid of digital machinery and human emotions became sort of a way of life for Jacek, and indeed this track breathes life, pulsating through circuits and wires. Among vibrating bells and mallets, it eventually reaches the point at which it cannot be stopped, rolling and running, leaving beside the majority of same-sounding products of our times.
Alive, complex, highly original and definitely effective club-wise, this is the music reaching beyond techno and house, this is the avant-garde you can actually dance to.