In Stock













Retrospektywny (Retrospective)
Price: $26.79

Product Notes

Akuphone presents a compilation of Władysław Komendarek, the Polish genius of synthesizers. This selection comes from three albums released between 1987 and 1990, a very important political and social period in Poland, marked by the last convulsions of communism. Komendarek's music offers a unique patchwork of synthesizer sounds, "art of noise", and cosmic flights far beyond the realm of conventions that dominated the Polish electronic music scene at the time. It brings a weird mixture of electronic, proto-techno, Eurodance, and progressive music. Instrumentalist and composer, Władysław Komendarek (born in 1948 in Sochaczew, Poland) was a member of the legendary group Exodus between 1973-1983. But the pioneering achievements of Komendarek in the field of electronic music were revealed with glory in the 1980s with the start of his solo career. Equipped with various analog synthesizers - some even self-manufactured - he began to explore the sounds of the Earth and the Cosmos. Intensely drawn to electronic instruments, he tried to use them to their maximum capacity. For over forty years now, he has been a restless and tireless seeker of beyond-the-earthly sounds hiding in synthesizers which he has tried to reveal to the world. Thanks to their richness, the liner notes provide an immersion into the Polish electronic music scene. Written by the musical journalist Łukasz Komła, liner notes include a text on Władysław Komendarek, a brief history of electronic music in Poland, an unpublished interview of the artist, a short biography, and a paper on the Social and political context in Poland in the '80s. Includes printed inner sleeve with liner notes in Polish and English; includes download code.


Title: Retrospektywny (Retrospective)
Genre: Electronic
Artist(s): Wladyslaw Komendarek
Label: Akuphone
Release Date: 6/28/2019
Product Type: LP
UPC: 012868564778
Item #: 2181512X
This product is a special order


You May Also Like

We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. More details