Piotr Kurek – World Speaks (Edições CN, LP/digital)

For the album »World Speaks«, Piotr Kurek worked with voice archives. So far, so inconspicuous. But over seven pieces, the Polish composer alienates the all-too familiar sounding source material in ways that either trigger an Uncanny Valley effect or abstract artificial, if not completely alien sounds from those human sounds. As modest and gentle as Kurek's polyphonic structures may seem, they are delightfully disturbing.