Into the Light, the latest cétieu mini-album, was born out of the admiration for nature and exploration of infinity. All the musical knots are tied with a deeply personal spin, and imbued with the glowing undertone of bliss. By making it an improvised affair with no overdubs, the artist poured her soul straight onto the body of music, as if bypassing the mundanity of recording process. The frail, skeletal, shimmering textures oozing a pastoral aura are anchored by subdued yet piercing piano sounds that seem to project multiple parallel versions of reality…
Tekla Mrozowicka, a versatile purveyor of ambient (but she can drone, go into harsh noise mode and has a penchant for a good beat, too) has been extremely busy with keeping her stream of sounds at bay. Her main alias is cétieu, which is an ambient-drone moniker of a multifaceted „técieu / cétieu / éctieu” project, under which she has released over a thousand minutes worth of music. In doing so, she has also happened to generate quite a buzz by striking deals with record labels from around the globe. Her efforts garnered her comparisons to Ian Hawgood, Hakobune, Steve Roach, Tim Hecker, Celer and Stephen Mathieu. However, it’s worth mentioning that not all of Tekla’s inspirations are musical. The textural approach with which she sculpts her sounds is an extension of her keen interest in painting and visual arts, that to her is as essential as the sonic constituents.
DOWNLOAD VIA CETIEU: cetieu.bandcamp.com/album/into-the-light
released May 24, 2015
Music by Tekla Mrozowicka
Recorded in Warsaw, Poland, in October (Into the Light)
& November (The Morning, In the Name of God) of 2014
All tracks were improvised, with no overdubs.
The title track, “Into the Light”, was recorded and mixed in the sunny morning, 27 October 2014, finished within 1 hour of post-processing, before the brunch time.
Mastering: Wil Bolton, London, United Kingdom, January 2015
Artwork: Phil Gardelis, Athens, Greece
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