Boomkat Product Review:
Andrew Pekler meets Giuseppe Ielasi in Berlin for this dreamy, hazy suite of concrète exotica.
'Holiday For Sampler' documents the barely-treated highlights of three days of improvising with their favoured tool, the sampler, burrowing wormholes through stacks of dusty vinyl loops and crackly surface hummus. While they've previously worked together in a "professional" capacity - Pekler's released LPs for Ielasi's Schoolmap label and Senufo Editions - this is the first time they've collaborated artistically, but you'd never tell. Their shared appreciation for layered texture and tactile, frayed arrangement is beautifully compatible, finding a charmingly fragile instability between Pekler's glitchy jazz-lite weft and the microscopically sensitive, haptic warp of Ielasi's ductile deviations of organic material and hyper-real sounds.
Great stuff, RIYL Jan Jelinek, Wanda Group, Bellows.