• Under the Radar with ..... Popo (PL)

    24 Jul 2007, 00:23 by musicplpt



    Welcome to the first Under the Radar.

    The opening honours go to Popo (http://www.myspace.com/musicpopo), or shall I say Potrzebuje Powietrza,the Polish for I Need Air (in English).

    Popo are an indie rock quartet that come rocking from Bydgoszcz to place near you.
    Mikolaj Czajkowski, on vocals and bass guitar; Sebastian Loskot, on vocals and keyboards; Tomasz Wojtaniec, on vocals and guitar; and Kuba "Qba" Janicki, on percussion and programming are the masterminds behind the textures and flowing emotions, the catchy melodies and aesthetic sounds they came up with.

    Post rock driven, electronic music flavoured, blessed with the magic powders of pop music and haunted by the spectrum of the 80's new wave, Popo are here to conquer a place on the sunny side of Poland's new music scene. Their music is all about freshness and rhythm, sounding new and attractive to those who love indie, electronic or pop music.

    Going back to the year 2005, with a pause in between, it was only by mid 2006 that this quartet has had the line-up settled up. With only one EP so far, the 3 track Playground EP released this year, they are about to see the track Get The Bus and Stop to Kidnap make it to Trojka's Piotr Stelmach's compilation Offensywa 2, and hopefully make it to several others that did not have the chance to meet them so far.

    The electrifying and highly recommended Get the Bus and Stop to Kidnap, Potrzebuje Powietrza and Hello Disco are waiting for you.

    Playground EP can be found on their MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/musicpopo).

    Check Music@PL.PT for their tour details.
  • Heniek 07

    2 Jul 2007, 12:55 by Oiolosse

    Fri 29 Jun – Heineken Open'er Festival 2007
    W sumie nie wiem od czego zaczac. Na gazeta.pl wyjezdzaja z porownaniami do Glastonbury, z kazdej strony ogolne "och i ach". Wypadaloby wiec troche pokrytykowac... Organizacja byla duuuuuzo gorsza niz chociazby rok temu - tzn. byla identyczna jak poprzednio, ale ze ludzi bylo 2*wiecej... Do tego "deszcz zaskoczyl drogowcow" - nie bylo chyba do tej pory mokrego open'era i organizatorzy troszke sie rozleniwili. Wiadomo - blotko jest fajne, ale nie kiedy wielka kaluza blokuje dostep do toi-toiow.

    Ludzi wiecej, wiec i "jakosc" musiala troszke spasc. I spadla. Na specjalna zjebke zasluzyly dwie pancurki, ktorym zachcialo sie pogowac przy "All is full of love"...

    Kolejna sprawa: zmiany line'upow. Ja wiem, ze niektore sprawy wychodza w ostatniej chwili. Ale czemu do cholery Dick 4 Dick zagralo "po tajniaku" w sobote w namiocie, kiedy zarowno w rozpiskach jak i na telebimach widniala niedziela i scena mlodych talentow? Oczywiscie o ich koncercie dowiedzialem sie po fakcie...

    Co jeszcze? Niektore ceny z kosmosu (Pizza za 5 kuponow); kolejki po kawe szkoda komentowac; za glosny bass sprawil ze to co nagrywalem przez 3 dni nie nadaje sie do niczego; zupa byla zaslona.


    Ale...

    Byla Bjork.





    Byl Laurent Garnier.


    Byla Groove Armada.



    Byli Beastie Boys.




    I co tu duzo gadac. Gdyby do zarcia byl tylko suchy chleb, do picia woda z kaluz, a line'up stanowiliby Rubik, Ich Troje, Tokio Hotel i pokrewni to... byloby warto. Warto pojechac, pomarudzic i wrocic z "Dziekuje" Bjork wciaz w uszach.

  • Opener2007

    2 Jul 2007, 12:12 by darkh

    Fri 29 Jun – Heineken Open'er Festival 2007

    Heineken Open'er Festival has come to an end and now it time for some after-thoughts and a journal.

    First of all: the weather - bad. Although it only rained seriously on the second day all three days everything was wet. Also it was quite cold during the night hours. Only the last day was sunny.

    Artist set: quite good, but in my opinon the last years was better.

    Marks:

    Day One:
    Cała Góra Barwinków - 8/10, very lively reggae thats nice to listen to
    Pink Freud - 7/10, nice nice
    The Car Is On Fire - 2/10, wth ? inpired by Modest Mouse ? hell no
    Sonic Youth - 5/10, nice, but not something special
    The Roots - 7/10, a pleasnt suprise

    Day rating: 29/50 - quite good


    Day Two
    Kapitan DA - 7/10, quite nice
    Dezodorant Squad - 3/10, no no no, polish hip-hop
    Dick 4 Dick - 8/10, great image, great performance
    NOT - 6/10, quite good
    Groove Armada - 8/10, very nice, though in annoying rain
    Beastie Boys - 10/10, fenomenal, can't describe it, mud form the knees down, but it was worth it
    Kombajn Do Zbierania Kur Po Wioskach - 7/10 way much better live
    Muse - 7/10, quite nice

    Day rating 56/80, a good day


    Day Three
    Gentalman!(not this Gentelman) - 5/10, nice music, bad lyrics
    Novika - 9/10, a great performance
    Indios Bravos - 7/10, very good
    Bloc Party - 8/10, a nice surprize
    Beastie Boys - 10/10, again a great performance, although without the mud
    Björk - 8/10, nice nice, enjoyed very much
    LCD Soundsystem - 8/10, also a nice surprize

    Day rating 55/70 - a very good day


    So all in all its: 140/200 - 70% so its a 4 or a B mark. I'm happy with it.

    Thats all folks,
    darkh
  • Music@PL.PT is back........

    13 Jun 2007, 00:47 by musicplpt

    After several weeks only updating the concert database, videos and other sidebar items, Music@PL.PT is back.

    Lots of things took place during this time not allowing me to update this blog properly. I hope to make it more frequently now.

    Meanwhile, I'm looking at introducing some changes here. Hopefully you've noticed some of them: The Recommended Festival bar. Every week, we'll propose a festival (music, theatre, cinema,......) taking place in our PL.PT universe.

    Using our Last.Fm site, we've included our playlist with some of our favourite tracks coming from both PL and PT. Have a look at it, and let us know what you think about it.

    New features to follow will include The MySpace Discoveries, an item presenting you some of the most interesting new proposals to be found at this service, Our Favourites So Far, a feature to include our favourite albums of the week, with a link to a site where these can be bought and last, but not least, Labels Under The Radar, a monthly article on a label that has been taking either Polish or Portuguese music forth.

    Hope to count on you for some more suggestions or ideas. I'm looking at changing the blog's header as well. Ideas are welcome.

    Apart from that, I'd like to thank all those that dropped by the concert Music@PL.PT organised last month, gathering The Midnight Reverie Trio, New Century Classics and Zerova. Thank you all, for it was a big success. Thank all the information services that decided to give a hand.

    A very big tks to these three magnificent bands and their support given after I was told there wouldn't be some essencial equipment and sound technician.
    A very special thank you to Pawel Dusza for driving almost two hours to get some of this equipment.

    Hopefully this has not been the last event we've organised.

    Take care

    Romeu

    PS: In case you have a band in Poland or Portugal and you're playing live, let us know by posting the flyer at our MySpace. If chosen, it'll be featured on Music@PL.PT on the recommended concerts of the week.
  • Zerova, New Century Classics and The Midnight Reverie Trio hit Krakow, on the 12th…

    4 May 2007, 17:22 by musicplpt



    Within a couple of days, Krakow will host a magical music evening, celebrating the new sounds of Poland together with Zerova, New Century Classics and The Midnight Reverie Trio.

    These three bands will spread their music at Tytus i Koka, on MusicPL.PT's first concert evening.

    This will be a unique occasion to check Zerova live, on its premiere in Krakow, playing together with two local bands on which we deposit big hope, New Century Classics and The Midnight Reverie Trio.

    Get ready for an evening where calm sounds of Iceland met those of artistic Paris, where guitars in screaming journeys ride side by side with subtle piano notes, where accordion melodies meet those of a wild french horn, and where computer bits meet distorced loop sounds.

    That day is coming!!!! Discover the new sounds of Poland, this May, on the 12th, in Krakow, at Tytus i Koka.

    Doors open at 20h. The show starts 30 minutes later. Entrance fee - 10 PLN.

    I'd like to thanks Esgar Acelerado for the beautiful poster he handed out for this event.

    More details on the bands and their music (with mp3s included) at MusicPL.PT on this link:

    http://musicplpt.blogspot.com/2007/05/zerova-new-century-classics-and.html

    3maj sie

    Fukka'jo
    Sandbox Love
    Home on the wall

    Zerova, New Century Classics and The Midnight Reverie Trio live in Krakow, on the 12th of May
  • Saving on seventieth trimester abortion.

    29 Apr 2007, 22:57 by jacky88

    Nobody needs to be reminded about the advantages of abortion. And by nobody, I literally mean no one (that has brains and some common sense). So I'll skip the obvious part and get straight to the point. I'd like to say I wholeheartedly endorse late trimester abortions. And not just the second or third trimester ones. These are pretty much the same as a perfectly understandable first trimester pro-choice action. I mean, come on. Save me your pity for unborn fetuses, people. It's the other abortions that I would like to propose.

    Just think about it. You have a 16-year-old emo kid. It cuts its veins, pours some salt and runs around screaming how much its life sucks. Well, it damn should, you just poured sodium chloride in your circulatory system, retard. Then this fucked up kid decides to put on some make up. Regardless of its sex, it looks like a fucking weeping willow. It does other equally stupid things on a daily basis, you just want to kill it. And judging by the things the kid says, it wants to be killed, too. This is exactly the kind of situation where late abortion should come in.

    Of course this is not the only place where this would come in handy. Probably millions of parents, who should know better, are ashamed of their children. They become lowlifes, rednecks, French, blacks, racists, midgets, gothic metal listeners... You name it. Parents should be able to get rid of their children for the sake of humanity. As in the previous example, abortion could also be combined with euthanasia, with everyone's good in mind. Why waste the work of good Chinese children when the same shirts could be worn and the same toys can be played with by normal people, or by people judged normal by their parents? Your parents are always right, respect that. The only exception for this is when they don't agree with me.

    And here's my part. I would be the ultimate judge for whether a kid should be aborted. One might ask why. This one probably should get killed as well. Of course, there would be so many applications from concerned parents that I would just stamp "yes" or "no" on replies randomly. Kind of like natural selection. Who needs life when you've got no luck? You'd die and I'd spare you the misery of flunking or getting buttraped by Denver Nuggets' supporters.

    Unfortunately, I did not cover the whole topic. If you would like to comment, or add something, direct your thoughts to the nearest wall behind you.

    So, vote Obama.

    War and hate, jacky88.
  • Music@PL.PT has a new look

    20 Mar 2007, 20:45 by musicplpt

    We invite you to drop by http://musicplpt.blogspot.com and check what's new.

    More reviews than ever.
    Better lookign agenda and recommended concerts.
    Newer videos.
    Up to date album of the week.

    All this and more at Music@PL.PT.

    Romeu
  • Piotr Stelmach Presentuje Offensywa (PL)

    19 Mar 2007, 23:11 by musicplpt

    This week, Polskie Radio Trojka released Offensywa, a compilation put together by Piotr Stelmach, featuring some of the most interesting new bands hailing from this very side of Europe.

    With a total of 20 tracks (17 new bands plus 3 bonus tracks featuring Kombajn Do Zbierania Kur Po Wioskach, The Car Is On Fire and Pink Freud), we are introduced to what's new concerning pop, rock, electro and indie. Of course, all made in PL.

    It is a pleasure for me to see that some of the bands that took part on Thirty something new tales from PL.PT are featured on this compilation. Our congratulations to The Mothers, Sensorry and Phantom Taxi Ride.

    After the desolation brought by the 4th volume of Minimax PL (also released by Trojka), these 20 tracks are the breeze we were all waiting for.

    Normally on any music compilation there are good and bad moments. I'm glad to say that here, the music selection holds itself from the very beginning to its very last track. There are bands that could have done better, but nevertheless, they have contributed with a good song.

    And now a quick tour, track by track.

    01. Klara Czubak - Next Time
    Klara Czubak presents us with a little magic moment. 3 little minutes of intimate guitar chords sung along with Klara's and Kuba's Czubak sweet and delicate voice. Worth discovering. Already on my list "to follow up....".

    02. Psychocukier - Sonic Cave
    We've mentioned them here before, by the time they played in Krakow. This track shows another side to Psychocukier; the sweeter side of those noisy, dirty, fast and furious guitar driven rockin' music sessions. Another good track by Sasza, Piotrek and Marcin.

    03. Loco Motive Sun - Oblakany
    Loco Motive Sun are a quintet (sextet when playing live, together with Krystian Duc taking care of all the visualizations) from Pszczyna.
    On Offensywa's third track we take a short cut and head straight to the electronic sounds of Ola, Rafal, Darek, Wojtek and Daniel.
    Addictive beats, loops and chorus. The perfect to dance to on those warm Summer nights.........

    More on Music@PL.PT (http://musicplpt.blogspot.com)

    Regards

    Romeu
  • Talking with Zerova (PL)

    8 Feb 2007, 18:42 by musicplpt



    In our second interview, we took around 30 minutes on a very interesting talk with Pawel Dudzinski, of the Polish band Zerova.

    Responsible for one of 2006's most interesting albums and one of the best new acts for Poland's 2006, please discover more on Zerova right next.

    . Who is Zerova? and how did it all start?


    It all started with a Mum concert in Warsaw. We decided to go to it and after, we decided to start a band.
    Even though each one of us has its own favourite kind of music, first we wanted to start a project that, later, would become more serious, starting to play together.

    . After all, the references on Mum and Sigur Ros, among others, do make sense.

    Exactly. It all started that way, with Mum's concert. The sound has evolved to something different, but yes...... it all started that way.

    . I've read that during the recording of I Think I've Lost,
    you decided to record on a quiet and isolated place. Why that choice?


    Well, we can say that where we live, we have this peaceful place. Even though working on a big city, we worked on our music, around 20 km away from the city. There wasn't even mobile network.

    . Something that interested me was the combination of sound and image. Image or graphic component, is it something important for Zerova? The album, the site, the photos... What is the connection behing all this?

    A friend of mine and I work as an architect and graphic designer. We use these means to transform our website into something more artistic. Our photos are treated as art. After all, music is art, so here's the connection.

    .....

    The interview continues on Music@PL.PT (http://musicplpt.blogspot.com)

    Discover Zerova .......
  • Thirty something new tales from PL.PT is Out

    14 Jan 2007, 05:40 by musicplpt

    And finally, it is out. Today, Thirty something new tales is officially released.

    Music@PL.PT would like to invite you to discover some of the new sounds coming from Poland and Portugal.

    From minimal electronic music to ambient pop, from funk to jazz, from post-punk to hip-hop, from hard beat electronica to acoustic songs, this compilation gathers the likes of 36 bands and artists. With 20 bands from Poland (including those based in Poland) and 16 from Portugal, these 36 tracks will take you in a unique trip around the world of music made in PL.PT.

    This compilation is free to share. Remember that the purpose of this release is to promote all those bands trying to take their music to each one of you.

    The bands are

    01 - So Quiet
    02 - An On Bast
    03 - Borges
    04 - Melodia
    05 - Ela nao e' Francesa, Ele nao e' Espanhol
    06 - Mississippi Goddam
    07 - The Moss
    08 - Graftmann
    09 - The Ossis
    10 - Nobody's Bizness
    11 - Projecto Fuga
    12 - Avell
    13 - The Bruce Lee Dance Party
    14 - Appleseed
    15 - Voodoo Economics
    16 - Katabatic
    17 - Green Echo
    18 - Iowa Super Soccer
    19 - Phantom Taxi Ride
    20 - Organizm
    21 - Out of Tune
    22 - The Clits
    23 - Eluktick
    24 - Sensorry
    25 - Fox Gang
    26 - The Mothers
    27 - Rotofobia
    28 - Hiena
    29 - Rose Buttons
    30 - Waxfood
    31 - Peltzer
    32 - Woman in Panic
    33 - Dj RedLamp
    34 - Macacos do Chines
    35 - Governo Sombra
    36 - Borderline

    All the links and other information to be found on Music@PL.PT (http://musicplpt.blogspot.com)