Boomkat Product Review:
Swiss artist Magda Drozd follows 2019's acclaimed "Songs For Plants" with a dedication to the apartment building she called home for several years. Blending skeletal pop elements with field recordings and subtle ambience, she makes an avant garde statement about the home and its sacred space.
Built from field recordings Drozd made in her building, she expands them into spine-tingling ambient drones, or layered vocals, pads or drum machine rhythms. 'Over Exposure' sounds like a nauseous alternative "Drive" soundtrack with synths echoing around deep, reverberating clangs and ghostly pads. 'Pink Chimney' meanwhile is a subtle pop charmer, with hints of Jenny Hval's surrealist lyricism.
As the album dips into its second half, the environmental recordings - gurgling pipes, scraping machines, buzzing light fixtures - are pushed to center stage, enhancing the general feeling of anxiety. At times, it feels like an unusually fitting soundtrack to the harrowing, realist work of Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski. If that doesn't pique your interest, go watch "Dekalog" immediately.