Brand new, and killer, Jazz stylings all over this beautiful LP. The Astigmatic Crew have upped the ante with this brilliant long player featuring a slew of Slavic talent! Proper deep listening, heartily recommended by us for sunny weekend spinnage.
EABS in search of Slavic melancholy
After the very well received, both by the audience and critics, debut album Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda), focusing on the lesser-known works of the legendary Polish composer, the Wrocław-based EABS decided to further expand this lead and released two more vinyl records, "live" and "on tape", which crowned the "Komeda triptych". The astounding reception of the band's debut whet listeners' appetite for completely new recordings. It took 2 years for the new album to materialise, this time, however, it is filled with 100% original material.
This time the EABS band did not directly address the legacy of the Polish school of broadly understood popular music masters. At the same time, the musicians kept in mind that such legacy is, in a sense, the capital of the past which adds up to identity and builds the future. Therefore, in their further musical quest, the band stayed observant of the signs and inspirations from their predecessors from the jazz and big beat era, who paved the way through their willingness to experiment and pursue a unique sound. Thanks to these concepts, the ensemble decided to listen even more intently to their inner voices. This has enabled EABS to avoid the obsession of imitating the Western sound, which conquers the increasingly generic domestic music industry.
LP vinyl release. Released 05/06/2019.
A1 - Ciemność = The Darkness - 3:19
A2 - Leszy = Woodland Spirits - 10:27
A3 - Południca = The Noon Witch - 7:55
B1 - Ślęża (Mgła) = Ślęża (The Fog) - 3:14
B2 - Ślęża = Ślęża - 8:18
B3 - Przywitanie Słońca (Rytuał) = Sun Worship (The Rite) - 1:33
B4 - Przywitanie Słońca = Sun Worship - 8:56
Listen to clips HERE