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Wywiad na łamach Jersey Beat

Like the work of legendary artist Zdzislaw Beksinski, the music of Gdansk, Poland’s Trupa Trupa is dreamlike, haunting, and stirring. The four-piece has a unique sound, but the messages behind its work are larger than art. Guitarist and vocalist Grzegorz Kwiatkowski daringly addresses topics such as Holocaust denial in his work, as he has numerous personal connections to the worst atrocity in man’s history. Kwiatkowski was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about his band, the state of music and politics, and how each individual can participate in rejecting global ignorance and hate. It was an honor to speak with him, if only via email, and Trupa Trupa is a band to celebrate, both for the originality of their sound and the critical nature of their words. Dalej Wywiad na łamach Jersey Beat

Recenzja EP – The Register-Guard – Best new 2020 releases for the first few weeks of isolation

As with many releases from the Gdansk, Poland, band that was supposed to appear at Austin’s SXSW, a gentle, urging melody swirls around a lyrical message, laid bare by haunting new video that echoes the band’s theme: radical, dark, anti-hate-speech songs. The lyrics are often only snippets, phrases, designed to provoke rather than soothe, hint rather than resolve. As we can see now how easy it is for a snowman to melt.

Matthew Denis,

Recenzja EP – Skug

„Soeben ist die neue 4-Song-EP von Trupa Trupa erschienen. Erst im September 2019 hatte das Danziger Quartett sein fünftes Album »Of The Sun« veröffentlicht. Diesmal breiten sich die psychedelischen Atmosphären weitaus weniger beatbetont rockig als auf Album-Tracks wie »Longing« aus. Was ja tendenziell in Richtung Unendlichkeit weist, wird in maximal vierminütigen Songs konzentriert: mal meditativ repetitiv, mal krautrockig explorativ. Dafür die Genrehülse »Post Rock« zu bemühen, wäre Unsinn. Schöpft diese Musik ihre Inspirationen doch aus bis zu 45 Jahre alten Strömungen. »Fitzcarraldo« kann als eine aus der Zeit gefallene Hommage an die Stimmungen, die Werner Herzogs Soundtüftler Popol Vuh erzeugten, gehört werden. »Invisible Door« lenkt die Wahrnehmung zwar nicht »auf die andere Seite«; aber mit Rafał Wojczals Stimme weht ein Hauch von Neil Young (ca. 1974) den winterlichen Restlurch hinfort. Freut euch, der Frühling hat im Hier und Jetzt begonnen.”

Peter Kaiser,

Recenzja EP – No-Wave

Trupa Trupa are one of the most earnest and hard-working bands currently working. It’s no wonder frontman Grzegorz Kwiatkowski is an avowed Werner Herzog fan; after all, he’s heading a band who are practicing acolytes of the German director’s artistic aspirationalism. Dalej Recenzja EP – No-Wave

Recenzja EP – Benzine magazyn

Le nouveau EP des post rockers polonais de Trupa Trupa inspiré notamment par Werner Herzog et Joseph Konrad s’écoutera de préférence sous un couché de soleil toxique et une lune psychotrope.

Les polonais de Trupa Trupa peuvent s’enorgueillir d’avoir été signés sur des labels prestigieux comme Ici d’Ailleurs (France), Sub Pop (USA) ou récemment Glitterbeat (Allemagne). A l’image de ce passage sur ces quelques labels, leur musique évolue au gré des albums. Dalej Recenzja EP – Benzine magazyn

David Fricke o EP – SiriusXM

I want to play something brand new – this is a group that I’ve featured on the show a number of times. They have a new EP, they are from Gdansk, Poland. Trupa Trupa – I’ve described them as a contemporary edition of Radiohead in some ways, very progressive, also very political. They come from a country that has been going through many of the same issues of polarity and racism and just people not coming together the way they should and this is a band that speaks out about it very eloquently and profoundly. This is Trupa Trupa, the EP is called ‘I’ll Find’. It’s out this week and this is the opening track “End of the line”.

Full Moon Magazine / EP

Trupa Trupa = postpunk, psychedelie, posthardcore, shoegaze, no wave a víc. Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, Tomek Pawluczuk, Wojtek Juchniewicz, Rafal Wojczal, první kapela z někdejšího východního bloku podepsaná legendárními Sub Pop Records, pod kterými vydali loňskou řadovku Of the Sun. Na tu navazují také aktuálním EP nazvaným I’ll Find.

Minialbum, které dále upevňuje pověst kapely jako jednoho ze stále aktuálních a silných hlasů na globální psychedelické scéně, přináší čtveřici nových, kaleidoskopických songů, lyričtějších, než kdy dřív. Texty i atmosféra alba jsou inspirovány filmem Fitzcarraldo od kultovního režiséra Wernera Herzoga, stejně jako temnou knihou Heart of Darkness od Josepha Conrada (původním jménem Konrad Korzeniowski). Dalej Full Moon Magazine / EP

The Ongoing History of Protest Music – 40 Best Protest Albums of 2019

As we approach the end of 2019 it is now a good time to look back on some of the notable protest albums released during the year. The albums are listed alphabetical order. Hopefully, you’ll be introduced to some new socially conscious music.

The fifth album by the Polish alt-rock band taps into the historical trauma and genocide experienced by Polish Jews at the hands of Nazi Germany. It addresses Holocaust deniers and sadly the song’s anti-fascists sentiments still apply to the present.