Bartosz Kruczyński, also known as artist Earth Trax, is arguably among the leading names in Poland’s current electronic music scene. Based in Warsaw, his music is deeply emotive and explores a wide-ranging sonic palette that is complemented by well-defined artistic concepts. He has already featured on labels including Phonica Records, Growing Bin, Into The Light and Shall Not Fade –with whom he released his acclaimed debut album in 2020–.
His Lapsus release ‘Closer Now’, takes a different trajectory to his previous album ‘The Sensual World’ [Shall Not Fade, 2022], fundamentally an energetic and high tempo club record. In contrast, ‘Closer Now’ focuses on fresh and disparate ideas, with tracks that could typically be classified as more unrestrained B-sides that deconstruct sounds aimed at the dancefloor.
‘Closer Now’ is influenced by liminal spaces and cultivates surreal and dreamlike qualities. Conversely it also possesses a sense of strength and grit, highlighted by moments where electronic distortion bares its teeth. It is an album that refers both to IDM and chill out rooms
Released 24 February 2023, Pre-order via Bandcamp