Ever stunning, electrifying Yuri Andrukhowych, plus the post-rock experimental music of Karbido formation, give you occasion to taste something never heard before. Their special concert on the International Literature Festival, meant to present outcomes of five-year-long artistic cooperation, makes the first live performance of the joined forces in Berlin.
Karbido group, a Polish and Swiss union, astonished its fans with surprising ease in fusing apparently distant soundings – not to mention perversity, which allowed them to brilliantly recreate into music sounds such as buzz of flapping pigeon wings or city murmurs.
While composing music to Andruchowych’s lyrics (“Exotic birds and plants” collection), apart from their post-rock instrumental vision, Karbido members chose to involve field recordings, resulting from a series of mobile sessions; so, the disc was actually created in different places: at Utrecht, Drohobycz, Warsaw and Wrocław; what is more, percussion tracks by Zumthor were partially recorded in a Swiss location called Haldenstein. A range of soundscape ambients, used to enhance the creation, came from Jerusalem and Hong-Kong.
General public got to know Karbido by means of “Stolik” (“The Table”), their extraordinary audio-performance, run in Edinburgh, Dublin, Hong-Kong, Teheran, Prague, Valencia, Kiev, London, Strasburg, Berlin and other city stages since 2006. In 2005, the Karbido members met Yuri Andrukhovych, to start together an artistic adventure, involving both poetry and music. So far, the enterprise brought to life two music albums: "Samogon" (2006) and "Cynamon..." (2009) – launched in Poland and Ukraine. Subsequent Ukrainian Concert Tour, in April and May, was acclaimed by Ukrainian media as “the most important spring music event”. Presently, the artists are working on their third album - "Absynt".
"This is how The Residents could have sounded - provided they had been given opportunity to wallow in the Galician mire. Just awesome!” Jarosław Szubrycht, Przekrój, 01.2010
"Cynamon" is unforgettable. Climatic, inspiring, so rich in hues and shades – worth to be discovered and rediscovered over and over.” Rafał Księżyk, Machina, 03.2010
"Overall, next perfect jump of the Jurij’s band."
Filip Łobodziński, Newsweek, 03.2010
Karbido means free choice typical of vanguard artists with inclination to and experience in music, theatre and art.
Wroclawians have made it plain that all inspiration is allowed, although it seems that some in a little more significant way: criminal jazz, idyllic melodies, folk-like openness and the energy of contrasts....more