After four years - and 17 releases on vinyl, CD, cassettes and digital - FASRAT comes at its most diverse and surprising, bringing together 24 artists for FASRAT Compilation #3.
Two hours of music, carefully sequenced to form a proper musical journey, include tunes by old friends and total strangers, established artists and newcomers, representing almost all possible genres of contemporary electronic music.
All grounds covered here: bright-eyed, melodic deep house of Evius, Milhause or Steam, dubby Balearic gems from Tamten and Das Komplex, harsh, peak-time techno of VIELD and Arkadiusz Entropia, bass-heavy ethnic fusion of Naphta and Kazushi Minakawa, polyrhythmic adventures of Ifs (duo of Fischerle and Ostrowski), lo-fi craziness of Piotr Poloz and Volvo, dreamy electronics of Lowhitey, Goerserr and Krenz. There are also some seriously leftfield, experimental moments courtesy of Mlody Kotek (with its cryptic voice samples), Micromelancolie, Joanna John and Patryk Cannon, blending ambient textures with rhythmic noises, and even some mutant hip-hop of Kangurul and notorious collective Hewra. On a contrary, Steez83, one of the top Polish hip-hop beatmakers, appears here with surprising mid-tempo electroid groover. The compilation was mastered by Bartek Prosul, who appears here under his Yoshii Swxdn alias, delivering two collaborative tracks of incredibly complex sonic experiments, broken rhythms and heavily processed vocals.
FASRAT Compilation #3, as adventurous as it gets without being tiresome, is a great document and insight into ever-expanding scene of modern electronic music in Poland.
Bandcamp edition includes 15-page pdf booklet with drawings by Maria Apoleika
released July 1, 2019
Mastered by Bartek Prosuł
Artwork by Maria Apoleika
Compiled by Maciek Sienkiewicz