OLO WALICKI / double bass, electronics
JACEK PROŚCIŃSKI / drums, electronics
LLovage is not just a fragrant, green-leafed aphrodisiac from the celery family – it's also the most impossible electronic duo for double bass and drums. Carefully measuring proportions, as if they were preparing a herbal mixture, Walicki and Prościński create their own electroacoustic organism formula. The live electronics layer is produced in real time, with the two musicians simultaneously performing classical double bass and drums parts. As a result, they sometimes sound like a quintet or sextet. The intricately woven compositions and
spectacular arranged parts are supplemented by a set of original sound amples, featuring Kira Boreczko-Dal, soprano and Mikołaj Trzaska, reed instruments. The structure of the album tracks leaves room for improvisation and interpretative freedom of the compositions.
The duo's greatest strength is the amazing exchange of energy that takes place between them on the stage – it's not a coincidence they fell in LLovage at first sight!
Before their debut album was recorded, the duo worked out their own language of sound communication. LLovage became instilled with the acting (Marcin Czarnik) and literary element (Magda Grzebałkowska) and prepared Gra w Komedę (Playing Komeda), a performance combining literature and music. The artists also made a live radio drama based on fragments of Łucjan Kamieński's fascinating musicological dissertation from 1936.
LLovage's first album will be released on vinyl and CD by Gusstaff Records on October 25th 2019.
The live premiere will take place on 27 October at the Jazz Jantar festival in Gdańsk.
The recording session took place at the legendary S4/6 Polish Radio Studio in Warsaw. The full process was documented on several cameras. Work is currently underway on a featurelength documentary presenting the recording process of all tracks on the album