Polish duo Skalpel deliver somber, cinematic textures, at times paired with a classy, light-hearted and swingy approach to lounge. A stylish taste for retro landscapes informs the entire album, with rhythmical repetitiveness supporting the apparent Sixties quotations.
Urban musical scenarios of streets bathed in nighttime rain, and electric quotations from Miles are often more immediately recognizable than the few Polish glimpses. Velvety eclectic drumming is usually accompanied by soprano sax and a gentle brass line, on a carpet of soft strings.
A stylish, delicate and at times darkly psychedelic album. Poland sounds more surprising by the day.