Faza A (Phase A)
part one - drone on four guitars, an analogoue synthesizer, a sitar and a saxophone; a musical mantra cleared of attack, rather swirling than flowing
part two - a flight of a ball thrown high up and falling to bounce again; the instruments playing extremely loud hit unison in an escalating tempo, to finally intertwine in a radical noise chaos scattering again - in time - into a rhythmical beat
ABOUT 7faz :
Seven is a mystical number. It is a symbol of wholeness, fulfilment and perfection in many mythologies and religions of the world; it symbolises the bond between time and space. It was an attribute of gods, its figure featured in architecture, holy scripts, commandments and cosmology. There were seven virtues, seven sacraments, seven liberal arts and seven bodily "glories" of the blessed in Heaven. But we're not done yet: there are seven days of the week, seven planets ruling the zodiac, seven rainbow colours and seven crystal systems. Not to mention Seven Samurai and the same amount of The Magnificent. And how many notes are there in music? That's right, seven.
Seven phases may be just listened to, but they also provide building blocks for musicians or DJs. "Phases G and E were used by Pure Phase Ensemble 5 ft Hugo Race during SpaceFest performance. You can hear Phase G in the background of "I'm Gonna Use My Claws" by Asia i Koty. Phases are also used by Projekt Poezja Kulturystyczna (Bodybuliders' Poetry Project)" - says Karol Schwarz, the initiator and one of the creators of the project.
Seven phases create seven musical spaces recorded on seven separate discs. Each phase usually consists of two parts: tuning (a tranquil, contemplative part) and a trip (a louder part).
Individual phases constitute separate entities but they all interconnect in an unusual way, complement each other, unceasingly swirl around each other and interfere.
- It is a perfect music for work, yoga and solitude - as someone stated in one of the reviews published after the publication of the first of Seven Phases on Bandcamp.
7faz 'Faza A' is available digitally on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and on CD on nasiono records website.
CD purchase link nasiono.net/album/7faz-faza-a/
YouTube (Baksetball RadioEdit) youtu.be/qVfgMeh0Ln8
released May 20, 2016
Michał Gos – drums
Tomasz Gadecki – sax
Karol Schwarz – guitar, vocals, synths
Jakub Noga – sitar
Jowita Cieślikiewicz – keyboard/synths
Artur Bieszke – guitar
Piotr Czerski – guitar
Marcin Bożek – bass
Szymon Albrzykowski – synths
Recorded by Karol Schwarz at Stodoła Na Siano. Sept. 2015, Kaszuby, Poland.
Mixed, produced by Karol Schwarz.
more about 7faz: nasiono.net/en/album/7faz/