Label: Bocian Records
Robert Piotrowicz is one of the most prolific artists in the Polish experimental and improv music scene. As an instrumentalist and composer he works most often with Anna Zaradny, Burkhard Stangl, Zbigniew Karkowski. Other collaborators in recent years included Jerome Noetinger, Xavier Charles, Lasse Marhaug, John Hegre, Valerio Tricoli, John Butcher, Tony Buck, Oren Ambarchi, Kevin Drumm, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Lionel Marchetti and others. This 7" features three pieces based on folk tunes, reconstructed following the artist's "off the beaten track" research in Poland, Ukraine and Russia, and processed with the analogue modular synthesizer. Each side is noticeably different from the other and brings in something unexpected, new and original. It has a distinct path to follow and turning points. Thus, on the "Wedding Side", out of a mass of synthetic sounds one can discern outlines reminiscent of folk tunes, kujawiak and oberek, blurred by the hurricane of analogue noise. The "Funeral Side" brings mysterious repetitions which, evolving from faint piano, seem to be about to reach a level of trance-inducing drone mantra, which they never do and the tune remains poised. Wedding and Funeral as a buckle keeping together two parts of the same story. Reference to what makes life and finishes life. A piece definitely worth to be remembered !!! Limited to 170 copies only with art works of Anna Zaradny and Lasse Marhaug.