Michał Jacaszek, who primarily records under his last name, is a Polish musician and producer who composes eerie electro-acoustic soundscapes, as well as music for film and theatrical works. He debuted in 2004 with Lo-Fi Stories, an instrumental album full of quirky melodies and samples over unpredictable electronic rhythms. As he continued to record throughout the decade, his sound gradually became more understated and subdued, though surges in aggression and noise were not completely eliminated. Norwegian label Miasmah released Jacaszek's haunting 2008 album, Treny, which received much acclaim, garnering comparisons to artists like Tim Hecker and William Basinski. This was followed by 2009's Pentral, which was partially recorded in three historic churches in Gdansk, Poland.
In early 2011, he began an association with Ghostly International by appearing on the label’s SMM: Context compilation beside ambient contemporaries such as Leyland Kirby, Svarte Grenier, and Rafael Anton Irisarri. Toward the end of the year, he released his first Ghostly album, Glimmer. In 2013, Narodowe Centrum Kultury (National Center for Culture) released Piesni, Jacaszek's interpretations of traditional Polish church songs. The following year, Touch released Catalogue des Arbres, Jacaszek's collaboration with contemporary music quartet Kwartludium. Jacaszek returned to Ghostly in 2017 with Kwiaty, a vocal-driven album inspired by 17th century metaphysical poetry. ~ Andy Kellman & Paul Simpson