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I am very happy to announce that my latest album entitled “Analogue” was published by an awesome boutique Australian label Twice Removed. The album was recorded in 2011 when I did not have a laptop. In order to record all ideas and the whole album I used the 4-track TASCAM taperecorder. It was a challenging experience full of constraints. I played all different guitars, kitchen utensils, I used contact microphones sticked to paper and all other possible things which surrounded me. I also cut the tape and glued it to make long loops on a reel-to-reel recorder. I hope you gonna like the music. Here it is:

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Autumn RoadThis was an amazing weekend in Poland. I decided to ride a bike because the weather was simply awesome. We usually have snow, or at least heavy rain in late October in Poland, but this weekend was unusual. About 20 degrees C all the time an no clouds! I had three major trainings, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I managed to cover the distance over 90 km! That was great!

Simply amazing weather!

Another Disquiet Junto project:

When I saw the instructions my first thought was “No, not this time.” But than I started thinking if I have some field recordings I could use in order not to use the ones provided. (I really like working on my own stuff). When I found the sounds in my library of field recordings I thought of a nice one my friend recorded in winter (info below).

Than I started thinking that it may be boring to work only with field recordings. I thought that to create the background I will use all field recordings in the same time but strongly transformed. And when I started transforming the background I spend over two hours just listening to the noises, hisses, drones I was doing and that process told me that I have to finish this assignment. I recorded many backgrounds and I even thought that they may be useful in my other projects. It was a great experience. So you can hear the hissing background almost from the beginning and than something deeper fades in. The backgrounds contain only 4 field recordings I used.

Spring:
Than I started with the natural sounds. The first field recording representing spring are the birds recorded just outside my house. There is a desire to use the field recording just as it is, without making any breaks. But I thought that I will cut the initial bird field recording into some short loops which fade out. Just to make it different.

Summer:
The second fields recording is summer in the Liang Garden, Foshan (China). I recorded the sounds of the noisy bird during our ChoP China Tour in 2009. If you’ve ever been to such a place, it is amazing to hear that nosiy animals – they produce a constant white noise :-)

Autumn:
The third field recoding is my small railway station. I just drove to pick up my wife who was coming home. It was a rainy day. You can hear the window of the car opening during the field recording. There is also a woman walking an of course the rain.

Winter
I couldn’t do the whole track without the recording of the breaking ice because it is so beautiful! I simply didn’t want to destroy the atmosphere of the recording. Here I used a field recording by my friend Jarek Grzesica, curator of the Warsaw Electronic Festival, who is also an artist and has a project is called Gold Plated Face (http://soundcloud.com/goldplatedface). He allowed me to use his recording he did on the Zegrze lake. These are the sounds of the ice breaking in winter.

https://soundcloud.com/goldplatedface/ice-at-dzika-pla-a
https://soundcloud.com/goldplatedface/ice2-at-dzika-pla-a

Still there is no snow… It’s the 1st of January 2012 and we still have autumn outside…
(all photos taken with my mobile phone)