Despite never making it to the mainstream, L.Stadt have been celebrated for years as one of Poland's best rock bands.
I have to admit that before this new studio effort I wasn't impressed with them, but now I'm fully supporting their new sound.
"L.Story" is a great album. Arrangements are ambitious, incorporating folk elements, prog structures, and background vocals by the young and talented Wielki Chór Młodej Chorei. Acoustic guitars, synthesizers, and traditional instruments mingle with electric instrumentation to create refined, layered songs full of harmony and melancholy.
Words are written by poet and theatre author Konrad Dworakowski, as in the great tradition of poezja śpiewana. In fact, the whole album is influeced by the movement, just think to the choral arrangements in the last song, "Od nowa", and compare them to Marek Grechuta's "Świat w obłokach".
All in all, this may be the best Polish album of 2017.
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