National Music Reviews January 2016

Review: David Lynch & Marek Zebrowski – Polish Night Music

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David Lynch & Marek Zebrowski
Polish Night Music

Sacred Bones
Street: 11.13.15
David Lynch & Marek Zebrowski = M.Ostermeier + Lustmord + Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictophones

Polish Night Music is famed director/author/musician/sound designer/broadcast news weather report enthusiast David Lynch and Polish composer/concert pianist Marek Zebrowski’s reissue of a improvised recording session the two did together after meeting on the set of Lynch’s beguiling masterpiece, Inland Empire. The album is the sound of dark-ambient keyboard washes, ink-black drones and Zebrowski’s expressive yet minimalist piano chords cutting through the palpable dread—the two musicians creating slow-motion buildups and un-cresting waves of tension. Polish Night Music is an apt title, as the soundscapes conjure visions of post-industrial bleakness and abandoned brutalist Soviet bus stations. Ingrained paranoia and Eastern European winters are finally given an official soundtrack. –Ryan Hall