Bogdan Raczynski

About Bogdan Raczynski

A true original, Bogdan Raczynski is one of the most idiosyncratic artists to be associated with the IDM scene. Inspired by the hardcore rush of '90s jungle as well as the traditional music of his Polish heritage, his work is by turns manic, cartoonish, and unabashedly sentimental. Early albums such as 1999's Boku Mo Wakaran and Samurai Math Beats combined overdriven, absurdly complex breakbeats with fuzzy melodies as well as helium-pitched vocal snippets in English and Japanese. His increasingly sincere efforts culminated in the abstract electro-acoustic suite My Love I Love (2001), while releases such as '96 Drum 'N Bass Classixxx (2002) paid more overt tribute to his jungle influences. Following 2007's ecstatic Alright!, a decade passed before Raczynski released the aptly titled archival collection Rave 'Til You Cry in 2019, and the less-frantic studio album ADDLE arrived in 2022.

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