Brainwashed is saddened to learn of the loss of composer and sound artist Zbigiew Karkowski. Karkowski was infamous for his intense live experiences and amassed an extensive amount of solo recordings and collaborations, including Hafler Trio and Cosmic Trigger (with Andrew Mckenzie),  MAZK (with Masami Akita of Merzbow), Le Dépeupleur (with Kasper Toeplitz), Pop (with Peter Rehberg, and Senssurround Orchestra (along with Akifumi Nakajima of Aube, who also passed earlier this year). Karkowski died on December 12th after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.