Boomkat Product Review:
Stellar synth music from Poznan, Poland’s cultishly acclaimed composer, Wojciech Golczewski; mounting a debut album of original material strongly inspired by his knowledge of film scoring and strong roots in the 8bit chiptune scene.
Reality Check makes a bracing first introduction to Golczewski’s oeuvre for us and many beyond the inner realm of retro-vintage synth music, although cult cinephiles/soundtrack hounds may recognise his name from the score to Dark Souls (2013), 400 Days (2015), We Are Still Here (2015) or his recommended earlier disc, Whispers (2002) for Razor 1911.
In the crowded field of synth fetishism, Golczewski’s works stands out a mile on its immediate, riveting merits, managing to wrench a real passion and pathos from his machines that perfectly conveys the feel of the films he’s soundtracking, even if you haven’t seen them.
They are beautifully coherent, restlessly detailed pieces, riven with emotive nuance and and finished with a serrated digital bite that cuts clean and sharp for optimal effect.