Magda Drozd – 18 Floors (Präsens Editionen, LP/digital)    

During the pandemic, many people deepened their love for indoor plants, but Magda Drozd had already checked that off two years ago with her LP »Songs for Plants.« Her album »18 Floors« released like its predecessor on Präsens Editionen, was already in the works before the lockdown marathon, but is nevertheless aimed at all shut-ins: the source material was field recordings in the Lochergut housing estate in Drozd's hometown of Zurich. They are sometimes woven into dense sound art, but sometimes also into darkly shining pop songs.