Renunciant is a sound story constructed from instruments, samples, and field recordings.
"...unlike any album I’ve ever heard before...It sounds like I'm receiving alien transmissions through my headphones"
Sam Wade on ihrtn.net
"Sawak have created yet another perennially engaging piece...with poise and expression." listencorp.home.blog
"...a carousel of audible colours that are all connected and intertwined, ready to export us towards alien locations in which strange creatures, noises, radio transitions and information bits are teaming up for an adventure that isn’t easy to be classified." yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com
released September 7, 2019
Sawak is Greg Nieuwsma, Antonello Perfetto, Bogdan Markiewicz, and Shaun O'Neill.
Kuba Novak is also responsible for some of the noises on "Renunciant," as is Alan Morse Davies, who also did some additional arrangements. Then he mastered it.
A re-release of music from Azerbaijan's late guitar wizard, Rustem Quliyev's playing is influenced by Azeri folk, but strangely sounds like it came from somewhere between the Sahara and outer space. Sawak
There is a certain beauty that reflects upon ages gone. There is an uncertain beauty in reflecting upon the chaos of the new. There is true beauty in accepting what we have, what we were and how we can be. It is the magick of social acknowledgment and the movement beyond the self .it is a little slice of human in a hedge fund world. Peter Heselton