Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kirk - Msza Święta w Altonie (2012); Kirk - Zła krew (2013)

(Editor) Kirk is an collective which experiments with blending electronically propelled trance music with improvisation. This last element as much as the presence of talented trumpeter Olgierd Dokalski justify placing info about this album on our blog. If you want to learn more about this project please read excellent review by Joe Higham of their debut album "Msza Święta w Brąswaldzie" (2012). Here we are presenting you their two newest discs. While "Msza Święta w Altonie" is more like yet another improvisation on same themes as present on their debut album, "Zła Krew" is conceived as something new. 

Kirk (band)

Paweł Bartnik - electronis
Olgierd Dokalski - trumpet
Filip Kalinowski - gramophones

Msza Święta w Altonie (2012)





The holy mass in Altona is a journey into the unknown. It's an improvisation and a constant dialogue with sound; a trance and a meditation. The ritual. It is also a recording of the concert that took place at the Polish-Ukrainian Festival Jazz Bez (07.12.12) held in the Warsztaty Kultury venue in the city of Lublin. The concert during which the musicians from the kIRk band and the Altona duo - Paweł Bartnik (PC), Filip Kalinowski (turntable), Olgierd Dokalski (trumpet), and Wojciech Kwapisiński (guitar) - met for the first time onstage. (source: https://soundcloud.com/kirkkirk/msza-swieta-w-altonie)


Kirk (band)

Paweł Bartnik - electronis
Olgierd Dokalski - trumpet
Filip Kalinowski - gramophones

Zła krew (2013)




A man rots from the head first. Miasma remains trapped in ears and annihilates clear hearing. The sound is needed that will break through the barriers. Self-knowledge is needed to catch this sound. Improvisation is the only way to move downwards, to descend lower where the tones gain a physical dimension. “Zła krew” ("Evil Blood") is an expedition. “Zła krew” ("Evil Blood") is the second album of the kIRk band. A shattered structure, derived from improvisation, where the 20th century music heritage reverberates. The echo of the present manifests in the electronic tones, the vinyl hum and the sound of a trumpet. (source: https://soundcloud.com/kirkkirk/pies-zdech)



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