pan y rosas is happy to present weeping, the newest work from experimental/noise artist last king of poland. it’s a two track, half hour work of release recorded after hours in the fantastic acoustic environment of a racquetball court. tomasz used two vocal contact mics to capture the sound vibrations of his voice and body and run them through a series of pedals and oscillators. the result is a minimal world of motion where raw electricity buzzes and howls, feedback hums and drones and tension fills the silences. check it out here.
last king of poland has some awesome chicago shows coming up, this just in from the king himself –
PILSEN HOMECOMING SHOW – October 7th Last King of Poland, Hoaxlander
DEAGAN MUSIC – October 14th Oxymoron, Life As Mercury, Last King of Poland, Plastic Boner Band, Vehicle Blues
ENEMY – November 18th – Nicole Miller, Plastic Boner Band, Last King of Poland, Shattered Hymn
hey everyone! we at pyr are excited to release an album from right here in chicago – hymn by last king of poland, aka tomasz jurczak.
tomasz began making music within the 8-bit/chiptune genre before moving into the world of harsh noise and ambient in 2007. he primarily uses a large pedalboard to manipulate feedback and voice as well as various noisemakers and synths. he tries to create a noise music that produces an emotional response in contrast to what he feels is the modern paradigm of drinking beer and turning a knob.
to this end his new album hymn is a quiet piece of time-lag minimalism for voice and two pedals. pulsing tones that drift in and out of phase and noises that float over drones of wordless vocalizations. meditative, introspective, and pretty. challenging without damaging your ears. get it here.
nicole miller will be playing on saturday august 13th at deagan music’s solofest. eight experimental noise solo artists. 1770 w. berteau ave. suite 100. chicago, il. starts at 8pm. $5 suggested donation.
the line up as described by the event’s organizer:
Owl – Trippy loop explosions
Underground Bummer Culture – riding the chillest of waves
Nicole Miller (PPPMMM)- theremin/moog madness
The Humminbird – divine harp melody
Life As Mercury – droning pedal attacks
Thompson Blackburn – prepared guitar(basically a young Keith Rowe)
Katrina Stonehart(BBDDM) – shoegazy dreamlike textures
Last King Of Poland – Some dude trying to sound like a one man HEALTH