"Taking cues from video game music and IDM, the Polish beatmaker molds brittle loops and rusted samples into a harsh, abstract otherworld."
Faxada is the nom de plume of Polish experimental electronic composer and recording artist Przemek Wojtaszek.
It's fair to call Faxada's music overwhelming. Beautiful melodies, inspired rhythms, and punishing noise are presented in equal measure, with dramatic tonal and emotional shifts during and between tracks. It's engrossing, fearless work, experimental in the best sense: pushing boundaries in the pursuit of something new.
You can hear the thoughtful attention to detail. Listening to the Faxada is like time traveling through an entire story you can't quite put your finger on. Individual songs fade in and out of the view, undulating into one another, then disappearing completely into the haze of silence or noise. But, through it all, the music feels coherent and complete.
"Heavily processed bursts of sound (think the Orange Milk catalog) resolve into a lurching mashup of Dre-meets-your-college-indie-rock-band halfway through, and you only have a minute and a half to even figure out what the heck happened here before Wojtaszek careens off into the next thing. That’s [what makes] Paraa so thrilling once you get the chance to get your grubby paws on a tape — it’s almost certain to shift constantly and surprise you at every turn."