Retrospektywny (Retrospective)

by Władysław Komendarek

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Akuphone presents a compilation of Władysław Komendarek, the Polish genius of synthesizers. This selection comes from tree albums released between 1987 and 1990, a very important political and social period in Poland, marked by the last convulsions of communism. Komendarek’s music offers a unique patchwork of synthesizer sounds, “art of noise” and cosmic flights far beyond the realm of conventions that dominated the Polish electronic music scene at the time. It brings a weird mixture of electronic, proto-techno, eurodance and progressive music.

Instrumentalist and composer, Władysław Komendarek (born in 1948 in Sochaczew, Poland) was a member of the legendary group Exodus in the 1973-1983 period. But the pioneering achievements of Komendarek in the field of electronic music were revealed with glory in the 1980s with the start of his solo career. Equipped with various analogue synthesizers –even some of his own manufacture–, he began to explore the sounds of the Earth and the Cosmos. Intensely drawn to electronic instruments, he tried to use them to their maximum capacity. For over forty years now, he has been a restless and tireless seeker of beyond-the-earthly sounds hiding in synthesizers which he has tried to reveal to the world.

Thanks to their richness, the liner notes provide an immersion into the Polish electronic music scene. Written by the musical journalist Łukasz Komła, liner notes include a text on Władysław Komendarek, Pioneer and rebel by choice, a Brief history of electronic music in Poland, a short biography and a paper on the Social and political context in Poland in the 80s.


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Akuphone présente une compilation de Władysław Komendarek, le génie polonais des synthétiseurs. La sélection est issue de trois albums enregistrés entre 1987 et 1990 en Pologne, période de bouleversements politiques et sociaux, marquée par les derniers soubresauts du communisme, La musique de Komendarek ressemble à un patchwork inédit d’art of noise, de sons sortis de synthétiseurs et de voyages cosmiques. Elle sonne comme un étrange mélange de musique électronique, proto-techno, eurodance et rock progressif, bien loin des conventions qui dominaient la scène de la musique électronique polonaise d’alors.

Instrumentiste et compositeur, Władysław Komendarek (né en 1948 à Sochaszew, en Pologne) était l’un des membres du groupe culte Exodus entre 1973 et 1983. Mais c’est au tournant des années 1980, lorsqu’il débute sa carrière solo que son talent et la puissance novatrice de ses productions dans le champ de la musique électronique apparaissent au grand jour. Accompagné de différents synthétiseurs analogiques, certains même fabriqués de ses propres mains, il a exploré les sons de la Terre et du Cosmos. Depuis presque quarante ans maintenant, tel un infatigable chercheur agité, il a tenté de révéler au monde les sons extraterrestres dissimulés dans ses synthétiseurs.

Le disque est accompagné de liner notes en anglais et en polonais qui, par leur richesse, sont une porte d’entrée à la (re)découverte de la scène de la musique électronique polonaise. Ecrites par le journaliste musical Łukasz Komła, elles incluent un texte sur Władysław Komendarek, Pioneer and rebel by choice, un bref historique sur la musique électronique en Pologne, une courte biographie, et un article sur le contexte politique et social des années 1980 en Pologne.

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released April 8, 2019

All tracks composed, arranged and performed by Władysław Komendarek.
Recorded between 1987 and 1990. Licensed by MTJ (Poland),


W ł a d y s ł a w K o m e n d a r e k would like to thanks

Jerzy Kordowicz (Polskie Radio Program III), Jerzy Kapała (Pro-Radio), 4Tune TV Szczecin squad: Piotr Kurpiel,Mirosław Abramczuk, Barbara Kimla, Maks Kimla, Przemysław Lewandowski, Rafał Karliński, Mariusz Kimla (dr_kiLLer). Michał Roguszewski, Dorota Przybysz, Sławomir Rybarczyk, Filip Idzikowski, Andrzej Bołdaniuk, MJAS and Malezy. Thanks to MYTEK for providing AD/DA converters. Thanks to the organizers of The Music Producers Festival in ŁÓDŹ (Soundedit) for granting me the "Golden Ear" award.

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French independant label started in 2015 by Cheb Gero. Akuphone focus on rare global pop and folk music from the early 1950's to the late 1990's. It offers extended reissues, original compilations based on solid and documented works. Since 2017, akuphone is also publishing contemporary artists. ... more

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