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KARBIDO „KARBIDO”
2004, 2014 (II edition)

Paweł Czepułkowski (dr)
Igor Gawlikowski (g)
Marek Otwinowski (bg, voc, txt)
Guest:
Piotr Domiński (g)
Dominik Gawlikowski (p)
Władysław Kwaśnicki (c, as).

Debut album, recorded live in the basement of the old cinema. Music is not focused on one genre, circulates around different states of mind, standing in avant-jazz-rock-ethno direction, with an intense rhythm section and hypnotic guitar melodies. Pure DIY production, made by Organika Studio (Czepułkowski) and Hermetic Garage (Sikora).

Album released by Tone Industria and Hermetic Garage (2nd edition).

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samogon

ANDRUCHOWYCZ & KARBIDO
„SAMOGON” / 2006 (PL), 2008 (UA)

Yuri Andrukhovych (txt, voc)
Paweł Czepułkowski (dr)
Michał Litwiniec (as, g, barimbao)
Igor Gawlikowski (g)
Marek Otwinowski (bg, voc)

The first album with Yuri Andrukhovych – the result of a joint performance at the festival „Port Wroclaw” in 2005. „Samogon” is a music with texts from the book „Songs for the dead cock” (transl. by Bohdan Zadura); Some poems actually had their musical version made by the Lviv group „Martvy piven” (literally „dead cock”). Karbido’s composed their own interpretations.

The program was produced in two language versions for the same music, which is a fusion of genres: alongside post-punk guitars, there are reggae, absurd blues and folklore themes (such a „Zelenaya Leszczynonka” – traditional XVII-century Cossack’s song.

Produced by Hermetyczny Garaż. Released by BL Record (PL) and Nash Format (UA).

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The-Table-DVD

KARBIDO THE TABLE / THE MOVIE
DVD / 2007 , 2012 (Australia edition)

Starring:
Paweł Czepułkowski,
Igor Gawlikowski,
Michał Litwiniec,
Marek Otwinowski.

Musical documentary directed by Bartosz Blaschke is a film adaptation of the play „The Table”. Movie was registered at the Capitol Music Theater in Wroclaw, less than a year after the premiere. In 2012, the second edition of DVD was released in Australia – due to a tour of the band.

Material is supplemented by a short documentary „Wklejone na wklej” (Glued in glue)”, dir. by Paweł Popko – about the process of building the instrument and creating a spectacle.

Produced and published by Hermetyczny Garaż.

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CYNAMON_DGPACK_FRONT

ANDRUCHOWYCZ & KARBIDO
„CYNAMON (Z DODATKIEM INDII)”
2008 (PL) / 2008 (UA)

Yuri Andrukhovych (voc, txt)
Igor Gawlikowski (g)
Marek Otwinowski (bg, programming, voc)
Tomasz Sikora (kb, programming, mix).

Second LP (with additional MiniCD which contains a poem „India”), based on texts from „Exotic birds and plants (with India)”, translated into Polish by Jacek Podsiadło. Part of the album was made by mail, fragments were recorded, among others, in Chur, Jerusalem, Warszawa and Utrecht. Focused on electronic, programming and field recording, mixed with post-rock nerve, with additional touch of India…

Produced and published by Hermetyczny Garaż.

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OKLAD01

MUSIC 4 BUILDINGS VOL.01 BY KARBIDO
Guido Coal Mine & Schomerg Powerstation / 2009

Peter Conradin Zumthor (dr)
Igor Gawlikowski (g)
Marek Otwinowski (programming, bg)
Tomasz Sikora (kb, programming, mix).

The first of a series of works, in which Karbido explores the relationships between music (sound) and architecture. Realization of field recordings and sound effects at the level of -300 m in the Guido mine in Zabrze, and recordings of the ambient and ambient music of Szombierki Powerstation in Bytom, were used by Karbido as a material for composition. Collages received in this way, musicians interpreted with standard „rock” instruments.

Production and publication: Hermetyczny Garaż.

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M4B_02

MUSIC 4 BUILDINGS VOL.02 BY KARBIDO
Great Sinagogue Drokhobych (UA) / 2009

Peter Conradin Zumthor (dr)
Igor Gawlikowski (g)
Marek Otwinowski (bg)
Tomasz Sikora (kb, „Spider” system).

The second episode of M4B is a concert of electric music within a ruined 18.-century building. Artists improvised around the frequency generated by the object. The team used an innovative Sikora’s installation, that allows simultaneous emissions, modifications and sound recordings („Spider” system). Few months after, concert has been moved to Wroclaw and replayed in cellars of a similar old building as the Synagogue in Drokhobych.

Work was prepared specially for Bruno Schulz Festival, Drokhobych.

Recorded live. Production and publication: Hermetyczny Garaż.

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ANDRUCHOWYCZ & KARBIDO
„ABSINTHE” / 2012 (UA & PL)

Yuri Andrukhovych (txt, voc)
Marcin Witkowski (dr)
Igor Gawlikowski (g, saw)
Marek Otwinowski (bg, voc)
Tomasz Sikora (kb, as, mix)

Concept program, builded as „a soundtrack from a non-existent film”, according to the prose of Andrukhovych from the book „Perwersja”. Musically, the most „rocky” of all the band’s work, however, including elements of folklore, electro, noise and improvisations.

Live performances was accompanied by a dedicated video-arts and films (VJ Group Cube and ArtPole) – till the middle of the concert the picture of the musicians on stage was replaced by a projection.

Album was recorded at Toya Studios in Łódź, mixed in Hermetyczny Garaż Studio (a.k.a. Manufaktura Dźwięku) in Warszawa. Two-disc album (CD + DVD) in hardcover, with booklet in three languages; DVD is a movie documentary of concerts from the Conservatory in Kiev and the Ivano-Frankivsk Philharmonic.

Production and publication: Hermetyczny Garaż.

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MUSIC 4 BUILDINGS VOL.06 BY KARBIDO
Wodociągi Białostockie / 2010

Peter Conradin Zumthor (dr)
Igor Gawlikowski (g, water)
Marek Otwinowski (bg)
Tomasz Sikora (as, kb, sampling)

The musical experiment, which was an artistic reconstruction of the collection, purification and distribution of drinking water by the Białystok Waterworks complex, and transfer of these interpretations into form of a concert, inside the old power station (BWA Arsenał Gallery).

Production and publication: Hermetyczny Garaż in cooperation with the City of Bialystok, BWA Arsenal and Bialystok Waterworks.

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atlasESTREMO

ANDRUCHOWYCZ & KARBIDO
„ATLAS ESTREMO” / 2015 (UA & PL)

Yuri Andrukhovych (voc, txt)
Paweł Czepułkowski (dr)
Marek Otwinowski (bg, voc)
Tomasz Sikora (bs, as, samples).

The „geographical” album, composed for rewrited and modified parts of texts from the „Lexicon of intimate cities”. Of the 111 possibilities, the authors selected 12 cities – Berlin, Antwerp, London, New York, Moscow, Minsk, Kiev, Jerusalem, Lvov, Uzhgorod, Warsaw and Wroclaw – places where they were together or individually (except Moscow, where Karbido was never before, and Jerusalem, where Andrukhovych was not).

„Atlas Estremo” is the first album after „Trilogy”: the band breaks up with the aesthetics of the past, and heads for more radical, heavier and improvised play. Texts drawn from prose and poetically shaped, gain rhythm and surprising power. Two-discs album, recorded in two live sessions with two language versions.

Production and publication: Hermetic Garage.

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litocd

ANDRUCHOWYCZ & KARBIDO
„LITOGRAFIE” / 2017 (UA & PL)

Yuri Andrukhowych (voc, txt)
Ihor Hnydyn (dr, kb)
Marek Otwinowski (bg)
Tomasz Sikora (bs, as, mix).

„Litografie” is their second „geographic” project – this time dedicated to the home town of Andrukhovych – with even more wild music than previous. Compositions for voice and trio dr / bs / bg were made to unknown in Poland poems from the cycle „Lithographs of the old Stanislaviv”. The program consists of seven images, filled with peculiar characters and mysterious events from town history, in the beat-generation-absurd music cover, and only in Ukrainian (the first Polish translation – by Otwinowski – is attached to the album). Besides, the project is attended by a famous Lviv composer and jazz drummer Ihor Hnydyn, who is also co-composer of album.

The program was created and recorded in the summer of 2016, in an old barn in the village of Świnoroje, on the edge of the Bialowieza Forest. Mixed in Manufaktura Dżwięku in Warszawa.

Production and publication: Hermetic Garage.

Album premiere: 27.10.2017