martedì 16 giugno 2015

FISZ EMADE TWORZYWO - "MAMUT" (2014)

FISZ (Bartosz Waglewski)  vocals, lyrics
EMADE (Piotr Waglewski)  beats, composition, production
Marcin Pendowski  bass
Mariusz Obijalski  piano, organ, synth

Fisz and Emade are the sons of Wojciech Waglewski, one of the key figures of Polish alternative scene, who introduced them to art and music. 

Their career began at the end of the Nineties, with a series of hip hop projects, then they gradually opened to other styles of music, releasing a couple of experimental rock albums along with their father too. 

"Mamut" is the duo's most melodic album up to that point. With the exception of two songs featuring DJ Eprom, there isn't any rap.
Instead, you will find trip hop beats, slow noir ballads, uptempo songs with alternative dance arrangements, synthesizer and piano lines, and lots of beautiful melodies. 
Justyna Święs sings on three tracks ("Pył", "Ślady", and "Wróć"), while Kasia Nosowska 
from rock band Hey features on "Wojna".

The album reached no. 9 in Poland, staying in the chart for 32 weeks.

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    giovedì 11 giugno 2015

    DOLPHIN - "ZVEZDA" (2004)

    Original album title: Звезда

    Andrey Lysikov, better known as Dolphin, is one of the most important names of current Russian music.
    From its beginnings in the early Nineties, his career is a tortuous path through rock, rap, and electronic arrangements. Before becoming a solo artist, he was the leader of projects like hip hop trio Malchishnik, alternative band Dubovyy Gaay, and experimental rock duo Mishiny Dolphiny.

    Anyway, I think that his solo work is the best way to get to know him. "Zvezda" is the fifth album released under the moniker Dolphin, and it represents the moment when Lysikov discarded rap to fully embrace rock music. 
    It's a very exciting record, especially thanks to producer Mewark, who provided lots of creative rhythm patterns and atmospheric electronic sounds, and Pavel Dodonov, a versatile, experimental guitar player, one of the best of the post-2000 scene.
    Dolphin is the author of both lyrics and melodies, his melancholic and heartful voice is the icing on the cake of an already perfect formula.

    The most popular song is "Vesna", which is regarded as his anthem, but "Sumerki", "Chuzhoy", "Toska", and "Kiberpank" are also excellent examples of this hi-tech music with an epic mood.


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