RARA 'W//\TR' CD
RARA now returns as a full band with a new album entitled W//TR. It is a concept album developing and closing themes started on Planet Death Architecture. Music from the new album still borders widely-understood folk built on looped sequences of guitar, but at the same time draws from a multitude of other styles ranging from ambient, melodic drones, echoes of world music, cold wave avant-pop to the raw elements of techno. This is music full of space, filled with cold air of the northern coast and the warm rhythm of the southern seas. And above all hovers the spirit of Thomas Mann and the mysterious aura of the Davos resort.
RARA (formerly known as Przed Państwem Rara) is a project initiated by Rafał Skonieczny, vocalist and guitarist of Hotel Kosmos. In 2015, he released a solo album Planet Death Architecture (CD - Nasiono Records, MC - Złe Litery). The recording also featured Michał Pszczółkowski and Mikołaj Zieliński (known from Alameda 3, Alameda 5 and and T'ien Lai). A very well-received first concert - already as a trio - took place at SpaceFest in Gdańsk in 2014.
Besides Skonieczny playing acoustic guitar, synths and loop effects, Pszczółkowski playing electric guitar and emitting warm synthetic sounds and Zieliński responsible for bass, the other acoustic guitar, percussion and monotron, there are also guests on the album. Two tracks are sung by Ola Bilińska, known from Babadag, Berjozkele and Bye Bye Butterfly. Kuba Ziołek, known from Stara Rzeka, Innercity Ensemble or Kapital also features on one of the tracks on vocals. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Wojciech Noskowiak in the studio in Sopot.
The album is strictly limited to 300 copies.
Release date: 17.06.2016