Under their Malediwy moniker the duo Marek Pospieszalski and Qba Janicki graced Tricity’s Coastline Northern Cuts with the new album “Dolce Tsunami”. Unlike their debut album, which was a recording of their concert at Mózg in Bydgoszcz, “Dolce Tsunami” is a studio-recorded collage of sounds which, for the most part, cuts ties from the usual free jazz and the loosely interpreted African music vibes, and instead embraces techniques and structural mindset typical for the soundart scene. The shift partially stems from duo’s new focal point, which is amplification of acoustic instruments through piezoelectric transducers as well as guitar amps, but also from the whole process of meticulous tinkering with feedback looping, which gives this stylistically diverse sound material its warm, analog and resonating ambience.
released April 18, 2020
Written and performed by Malediwy: Qba Janicki & Marek Pospieszalski
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Michał Kupicz
Executive production by Coastline Northern Cuts: Tomek Hoax & Marcin Szulc
supported by 7 fans who also own “CNC003 - Malediwy - Dolce Tsunami (2020)”
Such variety of styles and feels. 1st track confirms the band’s capabilities in more traditional jazz forms, but then quick transition to other flavours comes with surprising ease. All 4 members are great but what really stands out for me is complexity of rhythmic patterns and tasteful use of toms. I strongly recommend to watch the whole set performed live (on yt). M Soluch