Wacław Zimpel announces long-awaited fourth solo album, Train Spotter

If you subscribe to The Quietus Sound & Vision plan, you probably already know the delights of Wacław Zimpel‘s album Train Spotter.

The album unveiled last September was recorded exclusively for Quietus subscribers’ Autumn Equinox release. A sprawling and intense album, Train Spotter captures the sounds of Warsaw.

We’ve shared some of Zimpel’s projects with you in the past few years. Remember his brilliant collaborative album with Shackleton titled Primal Forms from 2020, for instance? He’s also known for his work with James Holden and as a member of Saagara, his Indian orchestra, which also features Berlin-based producer mooryc. In addition to jazz, he fuses electronic, drone, ambient, Carnatic music, and other genres.

Speaking about the upcoming album Zimpel explains: Train Spotter is about my experience of a city that recently went through a pandemic, endless anti-government demonstrations against human rights violations against women’s right to choose and the LGBTQ community, as well as waves of war refugees from Ukraine and the extraordinary solidarity of people willing to help and unite across political divides to help others in need.”

Across its six tracks, Train Spotter fuses Warsaw’s unique sounds with Zimpel’s electronic production flourishes to form a seamless blend. He creates an intriguing soundscape by incorporating tramlines, baggage carousels, and bouncing basketballs into his compositions.

Along with this announcement, Zimpel also shared a visual teaser. The album lands on March 31st, so stay tuned! For now, enjoy the clip above…

Train Spotter Tracklist:

1. Train Spotter
2. Phantom Paradise
3. Infinite Gray
4. Born In Captivity
5. Vanishing Rainbow
6. Broken Souls Whistle

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