Bionulor’s debut album came in to the world exactly ten years ago. Now its special anniversary edition is being released…
The material has been enriched with two bonus tracks which had been created at the same period of time (2007-2009) and all pieces have been remastered from the original files. The artwork refers to the original, however, it’s now a more handy form – a digipack from a pretty untypical cardboard.
Just before the release of the new album Bionulor shared two tracks coming from it and they are available as a free download HERE
You may treat them as a promo single.
The whole album is going to be released on 24th September 2018.
“Furniture Music” is – after “Erik” (2012) and “Vexations” EP. (2014) – the third one from the series of Bionulor’s records dedicated to the person and work of Erik Satie. This particular one is inspired by Satie’s idea of „musique d’ameublement” , but also – to some extent – by the way John Cage had interpreted the piece “Vexations” during the first public performance.
Bionulor, as always, invites you to deeply immerse yourself in sound… but this time also to use “Furniture Music” while cleaning, washing up, reading, taking a nap or even sunbathing… 😉
The album wholly inspired by the works, person and biography of William S. Burroughs. Oriental beats, oneiric sounds, hallucinatory drones, atmospheres of the Moroccan medinas… And all of this based on reminiscence of the writer… BUY /KUP
Bionulor’s soundtrack for Yasmina Reza’s play “Trois versions de la vie” (ENG “Life x 3”, PL “Życie : trzy wersje”) directed by Piotr Machalica and premiered on 21.02.2015 at Teatr im. Mickiewicza in Czestochowa, Poland. Digital version only – free download from Bionulor’s and label’s Bandcamp sites.
In 2014 Warsaw-based label sqrt celebrates the 10th anniversary of its existence with a set of three-inch CD-EPs from artists invited specially on this occasion. Bionulor’s release closes this cycle. The material prepared by Sebastian Banaszczyk was made specially for the purposes of this EP and once again it refers to the works of Erik Satie. Coming out from the sounds of “Vexations” composition and being faithful to his own working method „100% sound recycling”, Bionulor invites to the world inspired by the person and artistic output of the French composer – yet this is the alternative world, where the original is not reflected in a mirror, but it gets through the looking glass on the other side of it…
Two newest albums from Bionulor are not regular continuers of “Erik” released in 2012 but publications of documentary nature, comprising soundtracks created for theatrical plays. The author of the project, Sebastian Banaszczyk, is an actor by profession so the marriage of Bionulor’s music and the world of theatre was just a question of time.
Both albums contain exclusively premiere and yet unpublished material that has been created especially for the needs of the theatrical plays:
* “Coriolanus” by William Shakespeare directed by Gabriel Gietzky which had premiere on 10.06.2011 in Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw, is a somewhat refreshed version of the tragedy written by the great English dramatist, embedded in realities of a political and media XXI-century spectacle
* and the authorial monodrama by Sylwia Oksiuta “SKAZAna”, raising the subject of a girl sexually abused by her stepfather, whose premiere took place on 06.03.2012 in Teatr Mickiewicza in Czestochowa.
The music was created, as always in the case of Bionulor, with use of the “100% sound recycling” method, whereas the initial material was extracted from: sounds of classical instruments in the case of “Coriolanus” and voice recording of actress Sylwia Oksiuta performing in the monodrama “SKAZAna”.
Graphic artwork of both albums uses fragments of the multimedia projections presented in the plays, as well as the original playbills.
Each of the albums has been released as a limited edition of 99 numbered copies.
The newest, third album by Bionulor has been wholly inspired by the person and creative output of Erik Satie. All the tracks have been strictly based on processing one of his most famous compositions, “Gymnopédies”, according to Bionulor’s own method of working called „100% sound recycling”. Here dreamlike micro-melancholy intertwines with surrealistic games of imagination, making up a bond between two music worlds distant in time and space…
”…The smallest work by Satie is small in the way that a keyhole is small. Everything changes when you put your eye to it.” (Jean Cocteau)
Mastered by Taylor Deupree. Artwork by Martyna Kowalczyk.
A compilation “It’s Not Boring. It’s Ambient” has just come out, featuring, inter alia, my new recording “DNST.21.5.”. This double album, released in its beautiful attire on Preserved Sound, contains musical pieces by artists from broadly understood ambient scene : on the first CD we find tracks from Ukrainian musicians, on the second one – Polish. The whole release has been perfected with specially designed postcards. The idea of the album was collaboration between artists from Poland and Ukraine – crossing the borders through art where politics fail…