Mirek Coutigny, Jonathan Bonny – As the Birds Fly (Electronic Rework) [feat. Jonathan Bonny] (Spotify)

As The Birds Fly (electronic rework) from Mirek Coutigny is a delightful ambient downtempo electronica with wonderful atmospheres and solid sound design, delivers its fine harmonic beauty wisely to the end.

Few words about Mirek Coutigny
In the last years Mirek Coutigny has been on a continuous quest to blend acoustic and electronic instruments as you’ve never heard before. The result is music that is driven by a never-ending pulse, influenced by minimal music, but always moving from one story to the next. From the combination of his energetic piano playing, nostalgic synthesizers and subtle strings emerges a cinematic soundscape that tells the story without images.

His debut EP was released in 2018. In 2019 he was joined by Jonathan Bonny and Jolien Deley for a series of liveperformances. 2020 will see the release of his next EP, on the label Icarus Records.

Echoes and dust: “...with Revisions #1, Coutigny shows promise that he can turn into a true musical voice.”

Poppunt: “... He impresses with a wide range of sounds, reminding of artists like Nils Frahm, Max Richter or HAUSCHKA. What a discovery!’

Dansende Beren: “... Despite all comparisons, we mainly hear an artist with a vision of his own, who knows exactly what he’s doing. A show on another level.”

Reviewed by Nagamag on July 18, 2020