Sometimes friend requests pay off for bands- Seledyn sent me one and I have to say that when I first saw that they are from Poland and with the tag of soul I didn’t quite know what to expect. I always give a band a listen though and what I heard was quite unexpected…soul doesn’t quiet cover it since there is such a great post rock instrumental ambient vibe to add to it!
It appears to be either a brother/sister or husband/wife duo of Monika Chroscielewska and Michal Chroscielewski along with guest musicians – Krzysztof Czara, Krzysztof Malinowski, Leszek Kozlowski. Monika does the main vocals but there are quite a few tunes that are purely instrumental- and damn good they are. The Mind Is Playing Tricks is probably the standout for me with the rhythm changes but Szron and Piano Girl show off Monika’s voice while Astrodroid, Soaked and Marzec are good on the instrumental side.
Szron- rather plain visually but good voice and damn cute to boot!
Details from one of their bulletins about the Lp:
Album cover and tracklisting
Cover photo was taken by Wim van Egmond who gave us permission to use it. Thank You very much Wim !
Wim is an amazing artist, please check out his beautiful works here: http://www.micropolitan.org
Complete tracklisting of ZIMY:
01. Into the light
05. The mind is playing tricks
06. For you
08. Take it all
10. Catch the melody
16. Bonus track
ALL SONGS by MICHAL CHROSCIELEWSKI except for “FOR YOU”, “SALT” (SONGS BY MONIKA CHROSCIELEWSKA)
“THE MIND IS PLAYING TRICKS” (written by KRZYSZTOF CZARA and MICHAL)
VOCALS and LYRICS WRITTEN by MONIKA CHROSCIELEWSKA
KRZYSZTOF CZARA – BASS in “CATCH THE MELODY” and “THE MIND IS PLAYING TRICKS”
KRZYSZTOF MALINOWSKI – BASS in “ASTRODROID”
“SOPEL” ending BY DAKIM
BONUS TRACK by HOLDCUT
You can listen to these songs in our other mp3 player on the profile 🙂