Pleq is the solo project of Bartosz Dziadosz, an experimental musician who combines elements of drone, down tempo, glitch and modern classical. Hakobune AKA Takahiro Yorifuji uses layers of guitar to create the sonic landscapes.
Pleq in particular has become well known for his excellent collaborations with artists across the board, on too many labels to mention. Thankfully, there are some artists who maintain an ability to release constantly without any let-up in creativity and spirit for each release. bvdub, Machinefabriek and Celer, are all examples of a stream of creativity which just doesn't let up. With "Adrift", Pleq and Hakobune have made the most perfectly formed record. As a huge fan of Hakobune's beautiful, melodious guitar drone work, it was really refreshing to hear Pleq's wonderful textures shine through the pieces, giving the work a wonderful balance, and organic nature.
As such, "Adrift" is the kind of record that is both very "there" in the moment, accessible and easy to take on board, yet the submerged melodies which are sunk deep down in the overall mix, stay with you long after the music has stopped. The music retains a sort of spiritual quality which cannot be rushed, but this quality is juxtaposed with the feeling of being on a journey into the darkest jungle.
All tracks written and produced by Bartosz Dziadosz and Takahiro Yorifuji in 2011 and 2012. Glitch, Field Recordings by Bartosz Dziadosz (Pleq) Drones by Takahiro Yorifuji (Hakobune)