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Recenzja Of The Sun – The Times

„With shades of Sonic Youth, Radiohead and the kind of rainy, overcoat-wearing bands that Manchester was so good at producing in the early Eighties, Trupa Trupa jump from hypnotic trawls (Satellite) to shouty angular stomps (Turn), while bringing some indefinable quality that can come only from their lives. As revitalising as it is odd, Of the Sun is one of those curios that is really quite exciting, through sheer character and energy alone.”

4/5

Will Hodgkinson, The Times

Karl-Heinz M. / Biuro Literackie

Jeszcze w tym roku nakładem Biura Literackiego ukaże się premierowa książka Grzegorza Kwiatkowskiego „Karl-Heinz M.”. Będzie to już czwarta publikacja autora w wydawnictwie ze Stronia Śląskiego i Kołobrzegu. Wydanie zbioru wierszy zbiega się z jesienną premierą płyty „Of The Sun” zespołu Trupa Trupa, którego członkiem jest Grzegorz Kwiatkowski.

Wydany w 2017 roku tom „Sową” domknął trylogię, na którą składają się również zbiory „Radości” (2013) i „Spalanie” (2015). W książce „Karl-Heinz M.” autor kontynuuje strategię prowadzenia poetyckiego notatnika o sytuacjach granicznych i skrajnych w duchu „Obrazów mimo wszystko” Didi-Hubermana i „Umarłych ze Spoon River” Edgara Lee Mastersa.

Nowy zbiór Grzegorza Kwiatkowskiego, który zadebiutował w 2011 roku trylogią „Powinni się nie urodzić”, w pewnym sensie przenosi nas z terenu historii na obszar tragedii domowej i pytań o antynatalizm. W książce „Karl-Heinz M.” odnaleźć można także głosy ofiar eugeniki, projektu T4, tragicznych rozbitków „Shoah” Claude’a Lanzmanna.

Autor równolegle rozwija zagraniczną karierę zespołu Trupa Trupa, który współpracuje z Glitterbeat Records, Lovitt Records, Sub Pop Records, Moorworks, Blue Tapes and X-Ray Records, Ici d’ailleurs, Anteną Krzyku, a także własną karierę poetycką za sprawą publikacji w takich tytułach, jak „Modern Poetry in Translation”, „New Poetry in Translation”, „Poetry Wales”, „Tidskriften Kritiker” i „Lichtungen”.

NPR / All Songs Considered

Torres, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker i Trupa Trupa! Piosenka „Dream about” znalazła się w cyklu All Songs Considered radia NPR – czyli w przeglądzie najlepszych singli tygodnia!

„They’re one of these bands that are super super loud and punky, but then, all of a sudden, it’s melodic”  – Bob Boilen.

Podcast od 42:10

www.npr.org

Recenzja Of The Sun – Chicago Tribune

„Grzegorz Kwiatkowski of the Polish band Trupa Trupa is a singer of few, well-chosen words. He addresses uncomfortable truths, the absurdity of life, and turns these terse poems into songs that feel like dreams, charged with spasms of noise, gut-punch bass lines and hypnotic melodies. Though the band released its debut album in 2015, Of the Sun is its first album to be released in America. It distills what has made Trupa Trupa a mustsee in past years at music conferences such as South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The quartet’s music emerges from a land embroiled in turmoil; Of the Sun was released only months after the murder of their friend and hometown mayor, Gdansk’s Pawel Bogdan Adamowicz. In that sense, they are heirs to a long Eastern European tradition of protest music, from Czechoslovakia’s Plastic People of the Universe and Pulnoc to Russia’s Zooparkand Pussy Riot. The band’s impressive range encompasses the spastic punk of Turn, the wobbly atmospherics of the haunted title track and the angular funk of Dream About. They pull a redemptive refrain from the encroaching nihilism of Another Dayand mock the culture of denial in the surging Remainder.”

3.5/4.0

Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

Of The Sun – prasa

Channeling a wary mixture of dread and hope, the Polish indie rockers tighten the slackness of previous records into a potent fusion of post-hardcore and shoegaze.[…] More than just revel in the tension between medium and message, Trupa Trupa are the rare dystopian post-punk band to embrace optimism and levity as necessary survival mechanisms.[…] Trupa Trupa may not have the perfect prescription for a better world, but they welcome you to imagine one together.

Stuart Berman, Pitchfork

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Songs that feel like dreams, charged with spasms of noise, gut-punch bass lines and hypnotic melodies.

Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

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With shades of Sonic Youth, Radiohead and the kind of rainy, overcoat-wearing bands that Manchester was so good at producing in the early Eighties, Trupa Trupa jump from hypnotic trawls (Satellite) to shouty angular stomps (Turn), while bringing some indefinable quality that can come only from their lives. As revitalising as it is odd, Of the Sun is one of those curios that is really quite exciting, through sheer character and energy alone. 4/5.

Will Hodgkinson, The Times

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Just really dug them a lot. Trupa Trupa. A band that is at once very experimental but also deeply commited to the kind of noise that gets you out of your seat. You can get the sense that there is a lot of social protest, a lot of noise on behalf of the issues that matter. This is Trupa Trupa. The new album is called Of the Sun out in September. This is a track that really has a great sort of heavy metal Radiohead vibe about it and I really dig it. Keep an eye of that record.

David Fricke, Rolling Stone, SiriusXM

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Henry Rollins says our „Of The Sun” album is fantastic and we are featured in three of his KCRW shows!

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Trupa Trupa Convert Historical Trauma into Post-Punk Catharsis on Of The Sun.

Zach Schonfeld, Paste Magazine

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This gripping and energetic record packs a serious punch!

Ben Thompson, Mojo

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Torres, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker and Trupa Trupa! Our song „Dream about” is featured in the new episode of NPR Music’s All Songs Considered – The Week’s Best New Songs! „They’re one of these bands that are super super loud and punky, but then, all of a sudden, it’s melodic” says Bob Boilen!

NPR

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Trupa Trupa continue to hit the mark as they experiment with simplification without excising the art from their rock.

Ian King, The Line of Best Fit

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Of The Sun pośród najlepszych właśnie wydanych albumów wg radia NPR w cyklu New Music Friday! „The band Trupa Trupa has an album out now called Of The Sun. And it is a great one!” stwierdza Robin Hilton.

NPR

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Trupa Trupa’s Of The Sun takes apparently simple songs and brutally smashes them up. A gripping slog with beautiful, luminous moments that stay with you long after you’ve stopped listening.

Richard Foster, The Quietus

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Of the Sun draws on wider strands of what could be broadly called “21st century post-rock”…The epic punch of Trupa Trupa’s songs feels like it has a grimmer edge, one that betrays a sense that things may not be as you want them to be. All too apt for the current times.

Ned Raggett, Bandcamp Daily [Album of the Day]

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This Polish band’s fifth album is a solid set of psych-tinged post-punk with a dark, atmospheric sound featuring ominous guitars, stern rhythms and haunting melodies.

Don Yates, New Music Reviews, KEXP

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The Polish quartet reaches new hypnotic heights… As summer fades and the rains cometh, we recommend grabbing this moody delight and getting lost for a little while. It’s well worth the trip.

Sam Walker-Smart, Clash Magazine

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A band that unlock many things in their listeners. Their music is certainly adept at opening up a number of intriguing psychic contradictions, or emotional opposites.

Richard James Foster, Louder Than War

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Can’t wait for trupatrupaband’s new album, Of the Sun, due this September!

Kevin Cole, KEXP

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I am loving the music of Trupa Trupa out of Poland.

Stuart Maconi, BBC Radio 6 Music Dalej Of The Sun – prasa

Recenzja Of The Sun – Mojo

„Let’s Gdansk: splendid fifth offering from the Polish art-rock quartet. Super Trupa Trupa: swimming against the tides. Straight out of a Baltic port, this gripping and energetic record packs a serious punch while doing some of its best work very quietly. On first listen it’s Trupa Trupa’s relent-less pulsing energy that washes through you – their taut and well-integrated music inter-mittently recalls the thrilling discipline of Fugazi, the urgent martial interpolations of The Ex and the woozy wide-open spaces of Acetone, without ever doing so for long enough to compromise the band’s distinctive identity. Their signature move is frequent and effective recourse to moments of sombre reflec-tion, like the church organ in Mangle or the way Grzegorz Kwiatkowski’s perfectly modulated vocal hangs serenely over the churning bass riff at the start of Another Day. And Remainder’s insistent refrain of, „Well it did not take place”, is a haunting reminder of the cold tidal currents of history against which Trupa Trupa swim with such heartening vigour.”

Ben Thompson, Mojo