Andrzej Korzynski – Secret Enigma
Having already released two of his soundtrack recordings this year, Finders Keepers make good on their ongoing commitment to bring more of this eclectic Polish composer's work to light with this fascinating anthology of rare cuts. Featuring everything from enchanting pastorals to dread ambience, Korzynski is revealed to have a particular penchant for decadent psychedelic freakouts – with throbbing porno bass and gloriously seedy funk guitar featuring prominently on numerous tracks.
It really is a superbly diverse collection though: Tajemnica Enigmy is the song every Ghost Box artist wishes they had the chops to write; Saved from Oblivion will fill you with imagined nostalgia for your former life as a corrupt 1970s narcotics cop; and Opetanie Five provides a definitive answer to the question: does hell have a waiting room, and if so, what kind of Muzak are they piping in there? Wildly inventive, authentically odd and possessed of a rare elegance, it's a ruddy essential collection, all told. [Mark Shukla]