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Hello, I haven’t written for a very long time. Probably there are not many people interested in the things I do here on wordpress, still, the blog exists, so I should update it with some info. Last year was quite productive. I played several concerts and started some fruitful collaborations. You will hear the results soon. The most important thing was the ChoP Festival 2016 in November, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ChoP Project. We had several awesome concerts in different venues in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. I had a chance to play during the Festiwal Ambientalny in Wrocław and it was amazing, cause I had a chance to meet and have a chat with Rafael Anton Irisarri and Julianna Barwick. It was a great evening.

The future looks quite interesting. I have just finished a new album and I am working on some new ideas which will be published, soon.

Please follow me on Spotify and Deezer and also other streaming services.

And of course the most put to date info you can find on my Facebook.

The albums are published on my BandCamp, too.

See you soon.

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This time there are not many live-acts which we could record. Either we didn’t have time, or the weather was not very good. There are several minutes recorded with the TASCAM tape-recorder but it takes time to digitize them.

But while we were sitting in the garden, next to the bonfire, after a traditional meal prepared at the bonfire, taking a rest we recorded some guitar sounds played by Grzegorz. Than when we were in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki Greg recorded Zen Lu reading some Chinese poetry and the children playing in the backyard of the kindergarten. Than everything was mixed and here you are – a FREE track, ready to DOWNLOAD.

Zen Lu in the garden (behind the green leaves)

Zen Lu in the garden (behind the green leaves)

Grzegorz Bojanek playing guitar (in the garden, next to the bonfire)

Grzegorz Bojanek playing guitar (in the garden, next to the bonfire)

 

Please check this awesome IDM release. This album is a trip back to the 90’s so if you loved early albums of Autechre, Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, u-Ziq or Cylob – you should definitely check it out.

Here is the BandCamp link where you can get the album in physical form. Several options available!

I would really like to tell you that this album is one of the best I heard this year. I know – I am not very objective cause it was published by my own ETALABEL. Still, I am a big fan of music, and I also buy a lot of vinyls, CDs and downloads, so I listen to many great albums all the time. But Virlyn recorded such delicate and intelligent ambient with a lot of additional instruments, field recordings, that you really have to listen to it. Just click, listen and than… support if you share the same opinion!

http://etalabel.bandcamp.com/album/man-asleep

Do you remember my post about an awesome project of Le Berger called 3m33s ?

The project is now finished and you can download and support Le Berger’s label for only $3.33.

BUT there is one more thing I want to tell you about!

Now you can get a more personalized version of the compilation of “3m33s” (compilation of drones) with your favourite tracks mixed together by a member of the collective (which will soon be revealed). This is still something we’re doing as part of the fundraising effort, digital mixes will retail at 6.66$ and physical copies (mini CDrs 3”) will be 9.99$ including shipping. Since that will require quite a bit of hands on work and every mix is personalized, mixed and mastered individually, etc. we are limiting this run at 33 copies digital, 33 copies physical. BE QUICK and GET YOUR COPY ASAP HERE!

I started working on new material called “Frozen Lake” inspired by the lake which is near the place I live. I presented it for the first time during WEF.LIVE.LAB on 23.02.2013 in Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw.

Here are some excerpts:

I contributed to an “ongoing and organically evolving compilation of drones all the same length.”

A great Canadian artist who I really like, Le Berger, started this compilation. All artists can contribute to it and it is an open project. As Le Berger says: “All benefits from digital sales will be used to set up shop and print limited runs of upcoming releases, help a brother out!“. I really like supporting such ideas!

My track is a processed Tibetan singing bowl I brought from China in 2011 – an nothing more.

Click HERE and read the details / listen to music.

After quite a long time I’m finally back (though don’t know for how long). I really wanted to take part in the project # 0055 but couldn’t find enough free time last week.

About the process. First I wanted to use the contact microphone, but I really wasn’t happy with the recording so I simply recorded it via the integral Zoom H4 microphones. I like using Ableton Sampler in such cases when there is almost no “musical” or “harmonical” element in the basic material. I put the clock recording into Sampler and used just a small piece, with the loop playing back and forth. I also added a nice Toraverb by D16 (actually my friends :-).  This was the basic soundscape which I later transformed in the Gleetchlab 3.0.

Finally I used the Gleetchlab transformed tracks + the original clock recording and created a final track in Ableton Live. I used some EQ to get the final effect.

Jeden z ciekawszych polskich artystów nowomedialnych, Paweł Janicki, docenił mój album “Live in May” na stronach nowamuzyka.pl

poniżej fragment rozmowy:

[…]Jeśli mowa o ambiencie, to ostatnio duże wrażenie zrobił na mnie jeden z albumów, którymi pochwalił się na forum NM niejaki Sulatus – mam na myśli inspirowany filmową tworczością Kurosawy “Sense Existence Night” – często wracam do tych nagrań i słuchanie ich sprawia mi nieodmiennie wielką przyjemność… podobnie jest z “Live in May” Grzegorza Bojanka – zaskakujące, jak wiele ciekawej muzyki funkcjonuje niemal całkowicie poza zwykłym obiegiem dystrybucyjnym.[…]

Z tej okazji album można teraz dostać za jedyne 4 PLN
Now the album costs only 4 PLN (i.e. about $1.5)

Grzegorz Bojanek – “Live in May”

Grzegorz Bojanek | Live in May

Do you remember this great release of ETALABEL?
Krzysztof Orluk & Bai Tian – “Strcture Of”

You can still get the DigiPack in our BandCamp shop or in Polish shop serpent.pl

A fragment of a Vital Weekly review of the album:
[…] Delicate late night music of carefully constructed hiss, cracks and long form glitchy sounds, field recordings inside a train station and which works fine on an early morning (the computer clock says 7:35 – no kidding). Each artist created four pieces, but its hard to see a difference between their individual approaches. There is not a single moment around here which I thought was radically different from what I already know, but everything is executed with the greatest care and love of the microscopic detail of sound. […]

All reviews can be found HERE

It’s great music for this part of the year – winter!