What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
MP: I was always a big fan of analogue synthesizers and British electronic scene. We met with MB exactly through that: I lent him my synthesizer once. One thing led to another and here we are.
MB: I was playing in different bands before: AGD, Robotobibok, Małe Instrumenty. Now I’m plying with MP in Pin Park but at the same time in Kristen (rather guitar band but with open space for electronica). I was always in independent scene (20 years now). I like to cooperate with other musicians, artists. I prefer analog (not only in music). MP is one of the most experienced guy in analog electronica, nice, open minded musician and what is the most important – good friend.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
MP: We are currently working on our second LP that will hopefully be released next spring.
MB: Our 1st record – “Krautpark”, released by Instant Classic was a selection of our improvised jams which we recorded in 2016. Now we want to try some new ways of composing but still on the same instruments – Sythi AKS with some additional gear made by EMS.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
MP: Music and non-music wise, my main influence would be Laurie Anderson’s “home of the brave” video I saw on VHS as a kid. It meant to me more than Star Wars and still does.
MB: I’m not only musician but also visual artist. Me and my wife Aga Jarząb (who perform with Pin Park as a VJ) started a small, independent audiovisual production house focused on experimenting with moving image and sound – called kinoMANUAL. I’m inspired by many things from audio and video fields. (abstract art, field recording, mistakes, family, technology, etc…)
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
MP: We are not music salesmen, so I would not talk to anyone trying to make me sell anything. I think our sound differs from the rest in the genre (though I do not know what genre we are being pigeonholed in) due to the unusual way we are using the instruments (EMS Synthi AKS). MB and Aga are also international award winning animators, which makes our shows quite unique.
MB: Our set up has very “old school” unique sound. Remind a bit 70′ electronica but we try to push things forward than create some kind of retro-reconstruction of 70′ music. How it works? It’s best to check our records and live shows.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
MP: Reich’s “Music for 18 musicians”, Bulgakov’s “Master and Margarita” and Mann’s “Heat” from 1995.
MB: It’s too difficult but I can point what I listened, read and seen last month: music: Lucky Dragons “Open Power”, book / comics: Igor Hofbauer “Mister Morgen”, film: Jim Jarmusch “Stranger Than Paradise”.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why? What should the audience expect from you of your live appearance at 2018’s SpaceFest?
MP: Apples and oranges. Personally, I love both. The audience can expect a perfect blend or electronic music and very original animations.
MB: Studio, live or even rehearsals all are great. Especially when you discover sth. new and fresh, sth. you not expected.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
MP: Nothing funny here. We Poles are very serious and frustrated people.
MB: Maybe funny thing is that I had meet MP almost 20 years ago, but started plying with him 3-4 years ago. It’s never too late.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
MP: The entire LP is quite unusual, I could not find a representative piece.
MB: Maybe first one – “Cat” from “Krautpark” is more unique than other songs – I don’t know. Anyway – we are working on new stuff, we are trying new things on live performances – so maybe the best idea is to find us somewhere and listen.
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Photo credits: Paweł Jóźwiak (1st one), Jameson Kergozou (2nd one)
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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