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Signal To Noise Ratio

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3.96 | 8 ratings | 1 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Zanim (3:37)
2. Korkarlen (5:58)
3. Entropia (15:26)
4. Duchy Elektrycznosci (Remix) (4:11)
5. Ludzie-muchomory (11:35)

Total time 40:47

Line-up / Musicians

- Maria Białota / analog synthesizers, combo organ, melodica
- Przemysław Piłaciński / guitars, vocals, harmonica, percussion, programming & electronic manipulation, spoken word
- Adam "Izaak" Wasążnik / drums, drum programming, percussion, alto saxophone, throat singing and screams

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Format: CD, Digital
March 14, 2016

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SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO Work in Progress ratings distribution

(8 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by BrufordFreak
COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Very cool psychedelic electronica from a young trio of very creative, multi-talented musicians from Poland.

1. "Zanim" (3:37) is an odd little ditty with a kind of pop circus feel to it with multiple keyboards and drums seeming to wander each in their own directions beneath the vocal (in Polish) of Przemysław Piłaciński--which is the thread that holds the whole piece together. Kind of like AFTER CRYING meets FIVE-STOREY ENESMBLE. Przemysław has a very nice voice--not unlike that of DEAD CAN DANCE's Brendan PERRY. (8/10)

2. "Korkarlen" (5:58) is a kind of cinematic avant-RIO instrumental with shifting and tempos and moods. (8/10)

3. "Entropia" (15:26) opens like a of an Indian raga with a drone sound providing the background foundation for the solo saxophone and solo synth that alternate over the top. in fact, it's not until the 4:35 mark that a percussion instrument or bass line join in. The song continues to maintain an Indian vibe though much more in the German Kosmische style of psychedelic expression and albeit a very eerie, almost disturbing expression. (Thus the title!) At 8:50 the third section begins over which another very pleasant vocal from Przemysław Piłaciński ensues. Again I am reminded of AFTER CRYING's vocal delivery style (Tamas Gorgenyi?). This is truly an excellent song that would stand head to head with the best of its 1960/70s inspirateurs even if it is not very upbeat or hippie-happy-go-lucky. (10/10)

4. "Duchy Elektrycznosci (remix)" (4:11) has a very early-1980s feel and sound to it--as if some early English or French techno band were getting together with KRAFTWERK. The organ, electronic drums and rolling bass line get me! (9/10)

5. "Ludzie-muchomory" (11:35) opens with spoken word over throat vocals and organs which gradually play out to make way for a long, slow, hypnotic organ, synth and rolling bass-based Kosmisches jam. (9/10)

A very cool album of refreshing eclecticism that I highly recommend to y'all progheads!

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