text: Piotr Grzesik (Peter
1/ KLANDESTEIN is a group of musicians of variable makeup, enabling it to assume multiple configurations of personnel and sounds thus creating a specific form of music making.
2/ KLANDESTEIN's music is based on seven-note phrases, so-called "modules". The source of these modules is a system in which every day
of my life is expressed by a single note. Hence this is both a method of making music and a way of recording time. A module may be defined as a sequence of seven successive notes relating to a given week. As a result each module has a fixed existence in time, as it is played only during its seven days, from Monday to Sunday. Whilst it is being played the module is incorporated into the very essence of an acoustic structure where it can be subjected to various transformations, and where it functions as the foundation upon which rests an entire edifice of sounds, created from an interaction of musical associations and the collaboration between its performers. A live performance is a celebration of the energy contained within the constellation of sounds, which form the module.
3/ Since KLANDESTEIN was formed in 1993 its music has been based on the set of unchanging principles described above. However, in the course of time it has undergone several phases, starting from purely acoustic music (flute, drums, acoustic guitar), then through purely electronic music (drum machine, synthesizer, computer), until now when the resources that we utilize may be called electroacoustic.
Taking into account the lack of any strictly defined time frames, our music's tendency towards resembling a "flood of sound", and its other characteristics, which are close to the conventions of Ambient Music whilst simultaneously containing strongly dissonant elements, ( derived from the tonal principles to which we adhere), which generate an atmosphere that evokes reminders of Gothic horror films, an appropriate way of characterizing the genre of the music performed by our group would be by the use of the word ZOMBIENT
(Music For Living Dead), TRAUMBIENT or PHOBIENT.
MARZENA BORON (MBORO)- vocals, keyboards
Vocalist, lyricist, has performed with KLANDESTEIN since 1995. A member of the MIGRESKA Pantomime Theatre Group as well as other music groups and projects operating in Cracow, Poland. Works as a therapist in the Social Welfare Center in Cracow, where she runs a theatre group which has been successful at a number of local and national festivals.
PIOTR GRZESIK (PETER GRESSICK)- keyboards, drum machine programming, overall artistic concept
Author (prose: “In Suburbia”/“Na Przedmieściach” - Baran and Suszczyński Publishing House, Cracow 1997 - Polish Culture Foundation Award; “Karmasutra” - Baran and Suszczyński Publishing House, Cracow 1999 “Degenesis” - Krakowska Alternatywa Publishing House, Cracow 2001; several articles printed in the magazines: “viVo”, “Future Guide” and “Ha!art”.
Composer (founder of KLANDESTEIN group in 1993; author of solo recordings: “Cykl”/“Cycle” 1993, “Feary Tales” 1999, “Melanhole” 2000).
About "PLANET TIGER" disc - amorpha - 2001
The CD album “Planet Tiger” consists of compositions, which constitute fragments from live concerts as well as home recordings. They were recorded between 29 October 2000 and 31 December 2000 and are based on the following modules: G/F/D/A#/A#/G/G# ( tracks 1 and 2), G#/F#/C/C#/C/G/G ( tracks 3,4,5,6), D#/G/D#/D#/E/G/G/ ( tracks 7, 8) and F#/C/G/D/F#/F#/A# (track 9). In the last composition (track 9 – “Trauman”) we utilized the text (in original language) of a 16th century Japanese poem written by Onono Komachi :Like the colors of flowers which are gone
And never to return
So our life
Goes by to no purpose
Whilst we are forced to watch
A motto for "Planet Tiger" disc:
"In 1668 the half insane esoteric, astrologer and astronomer Johannes von Grieschke declared in a pamphlet published in Nuremberg that apart from the eight planets of the solar system which were known at that time, there existed a ninth one, which could not be seen by means of ordinary astronomical instruments. He called it Planet Tiger and attributed to its influence most of the epidemics, wars, disasters and plagues besetting mankind."
CD “Planet Tiger” was released in April 2001 by: