100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Qua: Q&AQua: Q&A (Mush, 5/25/10)

Qua: “Circles”
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Melbourne resident Cornel Wilczek might be an apt representation of today’s electronic artist, calling upon buzzing effects, analog synths, and field recordings as much as guitar, live drums, and acoustic instruments.

As Qua, he combines these sounds into a fun, blippy style that can hit hard, scale it back, or get bodies moving. Q&A, now with its official US release, marks Wilczek’s progress as a musician — while adding its name to the ever-expanding list of great electro-acoustic works. Key guest spots include James Cecil (Architecture in Helsinki) and Laurence Pike (Savath & Savalas, PVT, Triosk).

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