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Aabzu 2014 - Maciek Szymczuk, Łukasz Szałankiewicz


Polska / Poland

Date of establishing :

Music genere:
ambient, experimental, techno


Band members:

Maciek Szymczuk - sound artist and electronic music performer
Łukasz Szałankiewicz - sound artist and electronic music performer


Maciek Szymczuk and Łukasz Szałankiewicz. Two restless spirits. Working together since 2002. The first result was released on "Nowe:le" (Rec Vivo, 2002) - a song "There's No Way", still credited to Zenial vs. Maciek Szymczuk.
In 2005 Aabzu's debut album "The Shape of Lost Things" (Simple Logic Rec - split from PHYRL) was released, presenting a world of delicate structures, based on all kinds of glitches and ambient, repetitive backgrounds. Next years the group spent on playing concerts in the country and abroad, participating in many festivals such as Unsound, Electro-Mechanics, WRO and MPM Ambient Gorlice. In the meantime, the duo was preparing the material for their second album.
"Rambo" was published in 2010, thanks to AudioTong, picking up rave reviews and is not taking prisoners, just like the title character of this release. Music, richer and more diverse than on its predecessor, sparkles with many colours and remains, despite this heterogeneity, consistent. In one composition, Mian Mian, a Chinese writer (known for "Candies"release in 2000 ), recites excerpts from her new book.