“Mirek Coutigny in collaboration with Elias Devoldere gives an electronic rework of Atlas under Icarus Records. An electronic jazztronica with beautiful atmosphere and funk guitar, ticklings drum set selection and smooth keys. Wonderful chill out!”

In recent years, pianist and producer Mirek Coutigny has worked on his own world of sound with electronic and acoustic instruments. He improvised on sketches that he wrote over the last 10 years and reworked them for piano, strings, percussion and electronics. This culminated into the release of his first EP in 2018, 'Revisions #1'.

After the first album, a live set was created with Jonathan Bonny (percussion) and Jolien Deley (cello). In this formation they won both the audience prize and the jury prize for the Leffingeleuren 2019 festival.

His second album sounds a lot more intuitive and organic: where debut album “Revisions # 1” was a record of thoughts, “The Further We Ventured” is a record from the heart. Sometimes complex, sometimes amazingly accessible; comparisons with Jóhann Jóhannsson or Ólafur Arnalds are never far away.

Reviewed by Nagamag on 
November 1, 2020

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