Hubert Zemler’s new project is the musical equivalent of melatonin, which is known as the ‘sleep hormone’. The undoubtedly relaxing potential of the record’s first part filled with monotonous krautrock motifs and warm pastel colors might push a careless listener straight into Morpheus’s arms. Later on, the dream appears only as a vehicle for traveling through the surrealist version of the Middle East. This is a land of wonders in which percussions often come out of their traditional roles, so that they can – with the help of electronics – transform into chimeric forms that live their own lifes.

 

Drummer and composer. In the years 1999 – 2004 he studied at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. His repertoire includes pieces by 20th and 21st centuries composers including Helmut Lechenmann’s ”AIR” (performed at the opening concert of “Warsaw Autumn” Festival 2015 with The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice conducted by Alexander Liebreich), Steve Reich, Tadeusz Wielecki, Zygmunt Krauze, Tomasz Sikorski, Cornelius Cardew, Zdzisław Piernik, Arturas Bumsteinas. Besides his classical education and cooperation with symphony orchestras, he played with jazz bands, exploring the secrets of improvisation, experimental and world music. He is a co-founder of Warsaw-based indie bands: Piętnastka (with Piotr Kurek), Slalom, Shy Albatross, jazz trio LAM and the Pilokatabaza percussion duo (with Pawel Szpura); he is also involved in a number of projects combining contemporary music and improvisation. Hubert Zemler released three solo albums: ”Moped” (LADO ABC, 2011), ”Gostak & Doshes” (Bôłt Records, 2014) and “Pupation of Dissonance” (Bôłt Records, 2016).

 

He collaborated with artists such as John Tilbury, Jon Gibson, Evan Ziporyn, Gyan Riley, Agusti Fernandez, Felix Kubin, Reinaldo Ceballo, Mitch & Mitch, Raphael Rogiński, Wacław Zimpel.

 

All sounds were played, recorded and mixed by Hubert Zemler in February 2017 in Warsaw at Garażowa Street 4.

Mastering: Piotr Zabrodzki in Contrabanda Music Studios

Graphic design: Laura Kudlińska

Reviews: Nowamuzyka

 

Album is available in digital files and in a limited edition of 50 cassettes.