Random Roots

A 8 track free jazz album (40m 42s) — released September 4th 2020 on Gusstaff Records

Psychogeografia is a music duo founded in 2019 by Paweł Krzaczkowski aka Zajwert and Piotr Łyszkiewicz, combining sounds of prepared upright piano, wind instruments, synthesizers and various unusual acoustic devices. The band's sound is detrmined by an original technique of playing prepared upright piano, improvised wind parts stretched between melodiousness and sonority of extended techniques, structures of knocks, clashes, crackles and pulsations, combining various trends of avant-garde and avantpop music with ritualistic and trance repetitiveness.

Random Roots - the album was recorded between April and December 2019 in Wroclaw and Warsaw in our record studios. The name Random Roots is a kind of oxymoron (either roots or chance). We believe we come from many places at once. Not necessarily the nearest ones. Thus we affirm the idea of global inclusiveness and friendship. This is the music we try to create.


Paweł Krzaczkowski aka Zajwert - prepared upright piano, trumpet, synthesizers

Piotr Łyszkiewicz – baritone, tenor and sporano saxophone, contralto clarinet, clarinet Bb, zurna, transverse flute, synthesizer

Paweł Krzaczkowski aka Zajwert - composer and performer of electronic and instrumental music, multimedia artist, poet. Author/co-author of many music projects for such institutions as Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Audio Art, Labirynt Gallery, Warsaw Autumn, Sacrum Profanum. Author of the poem Möbius' Ribbons (Rita Baum, 2017) and the music album King Midas Has Donkey's Ears (BAS Records, 2019). Apart from solo activities (as Zajwert) Paweł Krzaczkowski is a member of Psychogeografia (with Piot Łyszkiewicz), Woyfer Zajwert (with Sławomir Wojciechowski) and Klangwerk 936 (with Kacper Ziemianin).

Piotr Łyszkiewicz - saxophonist, improviser, producer, songwriter. Worked with Mitch & Mitch, Ziemia Planeta Ludzi, P.K.P., The Kurws, Second Exit, Piotr Damasiewicz, Małe Instrumenty, Panna Adrianna, Mela Koteluk, Artur Rojek, Krzysztof Zalewski, Borja Soto, Ballady i Romanse. CeO of Spoon Production studio. Awarded in VII. Konkurs Kompozytorski im. Krzysztof Komeda Composers' Contest for composition ''Bollo'' and in 48 HFP contest for music in movie "Tuba".

Scheduled for release via Polish imprint Gusstaff Records on September 4th, 2k20 is "Random Roots", the first ever full length album by Psychogeografia - a duo that came to be about a year ago. Employing an arsenal of prepared upright piano, synthesizers and a wide variety of wind instruments the two artists cater a menu of eight compositions rolled out over the course of approx. 41 minutes whilst creating a unique novelty soundscape from the very first seconds of the opener "Yara-Ma-Yha-Who" onwards, a soundsphere meandering in between echoes of Jazz and ancient, fever'ish rituals, remainders of ancient tribal rhythm signatures paired with the sound of hot arabian nights, a hypnotic, ever changing trance fest of sorts which is as captivating as hard to fathom like a gazillion of dancing dervishes, enriched with several raw, sometimes retrofuturist electronic textures and a feel for hypnotic, ever so slightly changing repetition. A brooding, spiritual experience of sorts for those who're not fond of spiritualism at all. Check. - baze.djunkiii nitestylez.de

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