Thu., June 30, 9 p.m. 2016
From the venue:Michigan-raised, New York-based RenÃ© Kladzyk makes music and other performance art under the Ziemba moniker. The fruit of Kladzykâ€™s audio labors are atmospheric, reflective, and deliberate. Ziemba is not obvious background music, but that isnâ€™t meant as a slight. A clear mind and lively mental energy is helpful for unpacking the sometimes sparse music, pulling deeper meaning from â€œit canâ€™t be hardâ€ â€” the stark line she chirps on the Nearness EPâ€™s titular track, buried in airy jingle bell textures and minimal keys. Kladzykâ€™s debut full-length, Hope is Never, follows a similarly meditative path. There are complexities and loops and a specific softness necessary to further untangle the complicated opus constructed within. Although it can take stamina to do so, itâ€™s stamina well spent.