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Let’s Make Better Mistakes Tomorrow is the second full length album by Poland-based Tomasz Bednarczyk on the lovely 12k label. 12k is renown for their consistently excellent releases in minimally-styled ambient music.

A tiny bit similar to Pillowdiver’s wonderful debut album entitled Sleeping Pills, however with this, there’s less use of guitar and more use of high frequency noise and light, ambient-backed textures that accompany its hazy atmospheric counterpart. In fact, there’s only one song that incorporates the guitar, and that is the opener to the record entitled “While.”

While the first half of the record is almost exclusively comprised of light and fluffy ambient noise, the album takes on a slightly more darker flavored tone beginning with track 05, “Autumn.” It can be said that this track almost serves as a turning point: going from mainly higher frequency padded material to a bassy Tim Hecker-like (slightly) song, and then to a door which opens to a set of foggier tracks that ultimately comprise the latter half of this album.

The last six songs is where this album really shines for me. Right after “Autumn,” we are greeted with a bit of a piano solo backed with field recordings. Track 07, “Kyoto” is punctuated with light fizzles and pops alongside a murky ambient piece. Tracks eight and nine are very, very minimal pieces, almost to the point of being something like ambient/noise act Belong would create.

In fact, I think these two tracks are my favorite on the album just for this reason. They have a sort of an icy feeling to them – especially track 08 (“So”), like standing in a blizzard where most other sounds that are characteristic of such a thing are muted; save the wind – which is tuned down to a smaller, more easily digestible degree, recorded, and captured within this song. This is “listening” music.

Recommended!

Also, whether or not you like this particular release, I highly recommend checking out the rest of the artists on the 12k label if you’re into “minimal ambient” music as a whole. 12k is a small but fantastic label that have a roster of excellent artists and put out consistently fabulous records with quite nice looking CD packaging. I ordered Solo Andata’s self-titled album through the label’s website and came away really impressed with its look and feel.

For more information, check out:

Last.fm

Discogs

12k

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