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Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Impulsy Stetoskopu 055
Release Year: 2022
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €12.00

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"There are many labels out there that deal with the past. Often one specific part of the past. Polish label Impulsy Stetoskopu deals with the obscure part of the noise end of the cassette world. The first disc here is a compilation of Polish underground music from the very early 80s. Obviously, I like to be able to say, 'good that we hear about this stuff, as I know it's great stuff, being old and such', but that is not the case. On the top of my head, I can't think of no Polish industrial act or label from the 80s, which is hardly a surprise with the iron curtain firmly shut. On 'The Last Dossier' we find Artur R. Sztukalski, Krzysztof Kudla (of whom I learned now I had heard music on a few compilations, two of which are from the Netherlands; I don't think I made the connection to Poland), The RED SHOES, Rana and Ars Sonitus. I have no evidence to support my theory, but outside the official academic studios,
it must not have been easy to get great equipment to make some home-brew noise music. The music here supports that notion. Especially the Kudla pieces are prime examples of some very low-resolution cassette loops, and also the radio sounds collage by Sztukalski is something in that vein. Some delay, cutting up radio sounds, like so much was conducted in the first half of the 80s. Rana's live piece is more akin to power electronics and is where this compilation is at its noisiest, along with Ars Sonitus. The two pieces by The Red Shoes, from 1989, are a remarkable step up in the world of technology and are sadly a bit too short. Ars Sonitus has the most recent track, from 1991-1992, so this compilation follows in chronological order development in the Polish underground. Not every track is a winner, but overall an interesting historical document." [FdW / Vital Weekly]