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Man Of Marble Limited Vinyl LP

by Andrzej Korzynski

Release Date: 07 April 2014

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Finders Keepers Records


Andrzej Korzynski Man Of Marble Limited Vinyl LP

· Opening further doors in the sprawling labyrinth of unreleased music by Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski, Finders Keepers Records present the soundtrack to the 1977 Polish film ‘Man Of Marble’ by national filmmaker and long-term collaborator Andrzej Wajda.
· Presented for the first time ever on vinyl (featuring exclusive unreleased bonus tracks) this synthesiser fuelled soundtrack marks a distinct stylistic manoeuvre towards a unique brand of Polish cosmic disco, celebrating the cinematic debut of Korzynski’s Arp-Life project, widely respected as Poland’s first ‘synthesiser orchestra’.
· Begging direct comparison to Russia’s Zodiac and sharing an uncanny resemblance to other 1970s European post rock
cinematic disco bands like France’s Arpadys (formerly Jean-
Claude Vannier’s Insolitudes) or the later projects of Italy’s Goblin (such as ‘Discocross’) this soundtrack witnesses Korzynski and Arp-Life at their halcyon; making fantastical and experimental musical approximations of the burgeoning synth funk disco boom which had erupted on the other side of the Iron Curtain.
· ‘Man Of Marble’ unearths Korzynski’s first steps into electronic dance music, and with the addition of bonus tracks from the 1981 sequel, ‘Man Of Iron’, provides the perfect companion piece to his recently liberated score to ‘Possession’ (directed by Andrzej Zulawski) which blends the same ingredients through another darker corridor of this versatile composer’s creative mind.
· Accompanying the label’s release of the first anthology of rare Korzynski archive material, ‘Secret Enigma’, the aforementioned ‘Possession’ and ‘Third Part Of The Night’ soundtracks, ‘Man Of Marble’ provides further glimpses into a deeper archive of electronic pop. This release captures prime-era Korzynski as a forward thinking keyboard artist and experimentalist who managed to move with global musical and technological trends under the stifling communist regime while still displaying compositional versatility polarised by Poland’s most famous and infamous national directors.

Featured Tracks:
1. Man of Marble (Baby Bump)
2. The Port
3. Saved from Oblivion
4. Figures of Marble
5. A Witness
6. In the Shipyard
7. The Katowice Ironworks
8. The Striptease (Kung Fu)
9. Jane Wisniewski (Man of Iron)
10. Poem By Milosz (Man of Iron)
11. Truncheon Man (Man of Iron)
12. You Are My Hope (Man of Iron)