Produced by Michał Kupicz (mix and mastering) and Adam Witkowski (recording).
The band are:
Grzegorz Kwiatkowski - guitar, vocal
Wojciech Juchniewicz - bass, guitar, vocal
Rafał Wojczal - keyboard, guitar
Tomek Pawluczuk - drums
Sharp as a migraine and twice as psychedelic. There is something about Trupa Trupa’s music that borders on an interface with pain - sometimes the vocals and guitar are all treble and daggers, for instance - but then there’s that anaesthetic cushion of organ and the rolling sighs of the rhythms and melodies. Trupa Trupa’s music teeters between a yawn and a shriek. It sways but does not stumble. There is something almost threatening about the way it affects to lose control at moments when you know full well that it never under any less but the most precise and steely control of its creators.
These four men from Gdansk make rock music that swells with a tension and release and tension so exquisitely executed that it wouldn’t be incorrect to think of it as symphonic, except you don’t want to say that - symphonic - because it conjures wrongheaded ideas of early 00s crescendo rock, and this is probably the opposite of whatever it is Sigur Ros were....... more