Voice and percussion have been the two oldest instruments in the history of human existence. Voice and percussion were thus the building material of mankind’s earliest sphere of sacrum, allowing the man to near – even if for a moment – The Incomprehensible, the essence of things. The music we herein present strives to bring us closer to this essence (Greek eidos). In cooperation with my friend and an exquisite baritone Maciek Nerkowski we have spent countless hours wondering how to interest listeners in baritone and percussion music that carries some old-time philosophical ideas introducing us to eidos. This praiseworthy idea seems unachievable, or extremely hard at best. Fortunately, though, the pantheon of composers features a number of meditative personages who have translated philosophical texts into the language of music. They, just like us, regard music as the universal and only language which operates at such a level of abstraction that it surpasses ethnic, cultural and religious divisions and is a key to gnosis in its broadest sense. (Leszek Lorent) Percussion and voice have always celebrated human eroticism, moving it into a sphere of the divine Shadow. The vibrations of stones and the human voice are at extreme ends of the spectrum of nature which keeps drawing us near to each other, even if for a moment, according to some cosmic rhythm. With this album we can grasp for a brief moment the essence (eidos) of man and music, we can come closer to the thresholds of The Inconceivable. Percussionist Leszek Lorent and baritone Maciej Nerkowski create an ambience of joyous solemnity and ecstasy, inviting us to experience something poignant and beautiful... (PhD Tadeusz Kobierzycki)
released September 29, 2013
Recorded July, 29–31th 2013 in Warsaw
Recording, mix and mastering engineer: Michał Szostakowski
Cover photo: FreshPaint / Fotolia.com
Inside photos: Marek Dziekoński, Miłosz Bembinow, Tomasz Lenard
Consultation philological: Mateusz Żaboklicki
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