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The young Polish-born composer Michał Dzitko’s debut is one of the most intriguing organ releases to come my way in some time. Only available on iTunes and Spotify, Bokeh takes its title from the photographic term describing how a lens blurs out-of-focus light. It’s an apt metaphor for the repetitive modal minimalism that folds in on itself here in ever more elegant arcs across six short pieces. No slave to form, Dzitko adopts a number of techniques (strict adherence to a single mode, rapid harmonic rhythms and others) notionally antithetical to the minimalist strictures. The result, in Stephen Farr’s polished playing, is hypnotic.

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