Karol Schwarz All Stars - 100 Filmów (100 Movies)
This is really good avant-electronic rock from Poland!
“100 filmów” (One Hundred Movies) was almost completely improvised, recorded in Losienice in 2006 in three days. Karol Schwarz distillated some hours of raw audio material into 73 minutes of acid, psychedelic music. It was released by Salut Records, and re-issued here by Nasiono.
The sound of 100F is based on the analogue groove generator – drum machine of Szymon Albrzykowski, that previously was used by Szelest Spadajcych Papierków and Prawatt. Sometimes it was subtle click’n’pop, being base for sweet melodies which may be compared to the stylistics of morr music, sometimes sophistically crafted structure resembling one of those crafted by Jan Jelinek, sometimes bonecrushing noise that PanSonic and Merzbow could be proud of.
On ”100 filmów” one can hear how analogue noise mixes with subtle melodies, overdriven guitars watered with keyboard spots. Somewhere in the background, a melancholic electric guitar plays melodies. This is intimate music, reaching out for the bottom of the soul, sometimes dirty and unpalatable, sometimes naive and romantic.
Szymon Albrzykowski – generators / bas Borys Kossakowski – guitar, keyboards, bas / Karol Schwarz – guitar, bas, vocal / Jacek ‘Cent’ Tomczak – guitar, vocal / Wojciech Dowgiallo – vocal / Joanna Kuzma – backing vocals / Anna Szuchiewicz – backing vocals
01 Sobota – glupota 0:33
02 Looking for… 6:36
03 Przyjaciele, chuje, cwele 3:59
04 Krótkie spojrzenie, Konkret, Stocznia 3:40
05 Where is Sibisius? 3:13
06 Ostatnia modlitwa bohaterów 5:06
07 Simple Happy song for Christmas* 3:59
08 Prosba 4:49
09 Sun is on the way & Krzyz 8:09
10 Taking drugs to make music to take drugs to 3:04
11 Kompressor does not dance 4:59
12 Luksus w samotnosci 5:08
13 Shoegaze Harry 5:44
14 Byla jesien 3:01
15 Byla wiosna, bylo lato 3:56
16 I don’t love you anymore 7:27
Release supported by Gdansk City Council.