pissed jeans why love now

Ogólna ocena: 4,5

Gatunek: Hardcore

Piąty album zespołu z Pensylwanii.
Hardcore punk.
Zaczyna się wolno i ciężko, potem jest szybciej i nadal ciężko.
Charakterystyczny, dobry wokal.
Dobre instrumenty.
Kolejny udany, bezkompromisowy album zespołu.

Translation by Google Translate:
The fifth album from the Pennsylvanian band.
Hardcore punk
It starts slowly and heavily, then it is faster and still heavy.
Characteristic, good vocal.
Good instruments.
Another good, uncompromising album by the band.



Ogólna ocena: 45

Gatunek: Psychodelia

Nowy album szwedzkiego zespołu.
Muzyka świata.
Dobre, oryginalne, długie kompozycje. Tym razem spokojniej, ale wciąż psychodelicznie.
Z pierwszego planu zniknęły wokale, najważniejszą rolę odgrywają zróżnicowane instrumenty (przeważnie strunowe).
Znakomite opanowanie szerokiego instrumentarium oraz pomysłowość zapewniły zespołowi sukces.

Translation by Google Translate:
The new album of the Swedish band.
World music.
Good, original, long compositions. This time, calmer, but still psychedelic.
From the foreground disappeared vocals, the most important role is played by very varied instruments (mostly string).
Excellent command of a wide instrumentation and ingenuity ensured band success.



Ogólna ocena: 4

Gatunek: Art rock Indie rock

Najnowszy album zespołu z Teksasu.
Muzyka pomiędzy art rockiem a indie rockiem.
Porządne, ale niezapadające w pamięć kompozycje.
Niezbyt oryginalny wokal.
Dobre instrumenty.
Dobry album, niemniej jednak klimat jaki próbowali stworzyć muzycy jest nieco sztuczny.

Translation by Google Translate:
The latest album by the band from Texas.
Music between art rock and indie rock.
Decent, but not memorable compositions.
Not very original vocal.
Good instruments.
A good album, but the atmosphere, that musicans wanted to create is somewhat artificial.



Ogólna ocena: 4,5

Gatunek: Lo-fi Rock

Nowy album zespołu z Toronto.
Ciężki rock zagrany w konwencji lo-fi.
Krótkie, ostre kompozycje.
Głośne, przesterowane instrumenty, w tle przesterowany wokal.
Debiut Metz był objawieniem. Zespół nie zawiódł pokładanych w nim nadziei, choć “II” niesie mniej pomysłów i świeżości.

Translation by Google Translate:
The new album of the band from Toronto.
Heavy rock played in the lo-fi convention.
Short, sharp compositions.
Loud, distorted instruments, distorted vocals in the background.
Metz debut was a revelation. The band did not fail to meet expectations, although the “II” carries less ideas and freshness.


Father john misty-iloveyouhoneybear

Ogólna ocena: 4,5

Gatunek: Indie Indie rock Folk

Nowy album amerykańskiego artysty.
Połączenie indie rocka i folku.
Dobre, wyraziste kompozycje.
Znakomity wokal o silnym, pięknym głosie i ponadprzeciętnych umiejętnościach.
Porządne instrumenty.
Dobry, przemyślany album, trochę brakuje urozmaicenia i momentów zachwytu, niemniej jednak jest to bardzo solidne wydawnictwo.

Translation by Google Translate:
New album by the American artist.
The combination of indie rock and folk.
Good, expressive compositions.
Excellent vocals with strong, beautiful voice and extraordinary skills.
Decent instruments.
Good, thoughtful album, a little lacking variety and moments of delight, nevertheless it is a very solid release.

Shabazz Palaces live in Amsterdam

Shabazz Palaces, Dokzaal, Amsterdam, 20.10.2014


Let’s start from the venue. After bankrupcy of original location (MC Theater) the location was moved to Dokzaal. Dokzaal is a small, two floor club located in an old tenement house. Part of the ground floor was demolished and that’s why it looks a little bit like theatre with stage in the basement. The stage is a big word here, because it’s just a piece of floor. No barriers, no distance between artists and audience – great. The concert was a part of Converse Red Light Session, so drinks were for free. Exactly, free.

The night was opened by DJ-s (Eaglemen), who played very varied music, very skillfully. Then Amsterdam-based support band called Änimal appeared on the stage. It’s a very young, male trio(keyboards, synthesizer-bass, drums) with female vocal. They played very slow, experimental electronic indie, played well, but it will be hard for them to become something more than support because their music doesn’t bring much new. The choice of sounds by keyboards man seemed sometimes inappropriate. Vocal exactly the same as the whole band – does not stand out. Somehow morelively ending gives hope.


After short technical break the stage was taken by Shabazz Palaces. I don’t really remember exact order of songs. I preferred to focus on concert, so it is not another song-by-song-review. It was worth focusing. Shabazz Palaces is a hip-hop duo from Seattle, their albums have been released in legendary Sub Pop. „Lese Majesty” – album released in July is probably the best hip-hop release this year. Nevertheless the duo still remains not popular.


Both artists entered the stage wearing vests reminiscent of Saharian Africa and dark sunglasses. From the first minute you could feel that this band has a sense of humour. The division of work was more or less equal. Palaceer Lazaro is responsible for lead rap and some electronic pads (usually the main beat track), multiinstrumentalist Tendai „Baba” Maraire is responsible for additional vocals, acoustic percussion instruments (impressive range of African instruments that I haven’t known before) and also some electronic pads. The duo sounds great together which is not a surprise but deftness in playing experimental music has to be praised. They are masters with their instruments – no mistakes and the task was really complicated, they gave their all from the first to the last minute, almost no breaks, crazy journey through varied sounds. Maraire with his additional vocals showed excellent feeling, it’s not too much to say that he has one of the best feelings in the industry.
What about the audience? Concert was for free and it had results: maybe four people were devoted Shabazz fans singing along, one fourth listened to Shabazz, and one third heard something about Shabazz. The rest didn’t have any idea what Shabazz is, for some of them the concert was probably the biggest music discovery for years but for some it was just not a right place to hang out on Monday’s evening. There was a huge group of people bouncing in the front of the stage, there were some people standing moveless but listening, there were photographers (not as much disturbing as usual), finally there were super annoying folks giggling in the back – why don’t you go upstairs?! Nevertheless finally the band got respect of vast majority of the audience.
The duo played a lot of tracks from „Lese Majesty”, the biggest applause got „#CAKE” with its deep beat. I must say I waited for this song and it was what I expected – huge. The whole gig lasted for 60 minutes + two-songs-encore, not a long concert, but deifinitely intensive one. My expectations were not always met – the duo resigned from hipnotism, it was replaced by sense of humour. In my opinion it was not really a fair exchange. The concert showed three things: duo is a perfect idea for hip-hop as it allows songs to be more complicated and more powerful at the same time; mastery in instruments is key also for hip-hop; mixing acoustic and electronic sounds is a trend in music which seems the most innovative and effective nowadays. All in all the concert was very good, delivered some good vibrations. It was not astonishing, not one of the best ones I have attended, but still denifitely worth of going to Amsterdam and getting completely wet on a way from club to railway station. Writing this review I still hear the phrase „Eating cake” which stuck in my mind.


goat commune

Ogólna ocena: 4

Gatunek: Psychodeliczna

Najnowszy album szwedzkiego zespołu, pierwszy wydany w legendarnym Sub Pop.
Szalona, psychodeliczna, szamańska, nieco orientaln, nieco afrykańska muzyka.
Na pierwszym planie improwizujące instrumenty, w tle wrzeszczące żeńskie wokale.
Zespół z pewnością wnosi urozmaicenie, brakuje jednak znakomitych kompozycji.
Porządny album, ale jak na muzykę rodem z obrzędów voodoo zbyt mało hipnotyzujący.

Translation by Google Translate:
The latest album of the Swedish band, the first one released by legendary Sub Pop.
Crazy, psychedelic, shamanic, slightly oriental, slightly African music.
In the foreground improvising instruments, in the background screaming female vocals.
The band certainly brings variety, but there is no great composition.
A decent album, but as for the music straight from voodoo rites too little mesmerizing.