Reportaz was established in 1982 in Poznan, Poland by Andrzej Karpinski and Piotr Lakomy. The group emerged from the society of young visual artists, with punk and new wave roots of the 80's. The music evolved throughout time, but never followed any specific trend or had any commercial connotations. The musical and lyrical formula of the group concentrated on creating reports from daily life, not art. During the socialist period of Polish history the group's music was promoted behind the iron curtain with some help from independent labels from Great Britain, USA, Belgium and Italy. Some of the music was recorded and is being promoted even now by Chris Cutler from Recommended Records. Reportaz performed live with the American duet Skeleton Crew. In the 80's Reportaz was the best known Polish avant-rock group in the west. In the 90-ties Reportaz took a break from music. In 2000 there was an effort to reactivate Reportaz with a few of the original members, but they failed. Since July 2002 Reportaz exists as a "one man band" (Karpinski).
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