7faz / Faza B

Nasiono 75/2016

1. Faza B cz.1 11:00
2. Faza B cz.2 13:25
2. Faza B cz.3 12:36

format: cd-r
sleeve: white unipack on left side. Print: stamps. Booklet included. Handmade, numbered copies (100)
total time: 37:01

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Faza B

The starting point in composing Phase B were the notes – surprisingly found in the attic – from a secret diary of a submarine captain, who, during his six-week long winter tour, finally reached the bottom. It seemed unexpectedly vibrant: lit with the remnants of inner light, it opalesced like a nacre. The dark depths above were shot through with streaks of singing: when the captain shut his eyes tighter it seemed to him that he noticed tiny reflections of sunlight in the scales of sirens’ tails afar. Heedless of the hazard he set off in hot pursuit; for a while he thought he grabbed the gist with his greedily extended hand, but all he grasped was a sextant. He finally tried to save himself by trim to the stern, but caught on sleepwalking by the able seaman apparently attracted by the noises, he spent the rest of the voyage locked in the caboose.

All songs composed by 7faz
Karol Schwarz (Pure Phase Ensemble, KSAS) – guitar, voice, phase
Michał Gos (Oczi Cziorne, Mazzoll & Arhythmic Perfection) – drums
Tomasz Gadecki (Olbrzym i Kurdupel, Band A) – saxophone, voice
Jakub Noga (KSAS, Baden Baden) – voice
Jowita Cieślikiewicz (Oczi Cziorne) – synthesizers
Szymon Albrzykowski (Szelest Spadajacych Papierkow, Prawatt) – synthesizers
Marcin Bożek (Olbrzym i Kurdupel) – bass guitar
Piotr Czerski (Towary Zastępcze) – guitar
Max Białystok (1926) – guitar, voice
Joanna Bielawska (Asia i Koty) – voice

lyrics: Jakub Noga, Karol Schwarz

Recorded by Karol Schwarz at Stodoła Na Siano. Sept. 2015, Kaszuby, Poland
Mixed, produced by Karol Schwarz

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.

Now there comes another seven: 7faz – a new project by Tricity (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia / Poland) musicians associated with Nasiono Records. The project ideally fits the symbolism mentioned above. Why? Because 7faz is a finished wholeness and harmony but simultaneously – it constitutes a building material for something more.

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.

Seven days before The Deluge Noah heard: Take with you seven pairs of every kind of animal, a male and its mate. And also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. We do not know what Karol Schwarz heard, but the fact is that the musicians he gathered met and recorded in a wooden barn situated in the middle of Kashubian nowhere. Seven kilometres from the nearest village shop. And when it stopped raining – a rainbow of seven colours appeared in the sky…
more about 7faz: https://nasiono.net/en/album/7faz/



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