Illustrative, background music was for years treated as a lower category production. However, one only has to really listen to the pieces that accompanied various editions of the Polish Film Chronicle to realise how many pearls were there waiting to be discovered. And if one took out the voice-over, got rid of the pictures and left the music by itself? “Kroniki filmowe” invites you on a trip to an alternative dimension of Polish popular music.

Soul Service DJ Team, known for excellent compilations “Polish Funk”, together with GAD Records, searched through the archives of the Studio of Documentary and Feature Films, selecting among numerous sessions thirteen unique tracks. “Kroniki filmowe” offers music of a very wide range of styles: from the sound experiments of Augustyn Bloch and Mateusz Święcicki, through the swinging themes of the Polish Jazz Quartet and the Bogusław Rudziński Quintet, to the rock-funk mayhem of SBB and Waldemar Parzyński of Novi Singers. There are also legendary rock’n’roll line-ups (Czterech), as well as large radio ensembles (PRiTV Orchestra in Poznań conducted by Zbigniew Górny). All this combines to form an intriguing, vibrant mosaic, pulsating with thousands of colours.

The material was remastered from original tapes of the archives of the Studio of Documentary and Feature Films. The booklet contains an outline of Polish illustrative music. The cover was designed by Dawid Ryski.

1. Grupa organowa Krzysztofa Sadowskiego – Niebo z blachy fałdowanej
2. Klan – Nie stało się nic
3. Czterech – Trzecia katarakta
4. Kwintet Bogusława Rudzińskiego – Rahat Łukum
5. Polish Jazz Quartet – Złośnica
6. Zespół Waldemara Parzyńskiego – Wszystkie moje dzieci
7. Augustyn Bloch – Kosmos
8. Zespół Mateusza Święcickiego – Halo Wenus
9. High Water Mark – Wysoki poziom wody
10. Zespół Mateusza Święcickiego – Złota czerń
11. Orkiestra PRiTV w Poznaniu, dyr. Zbigniew Górny – Chcę być taki jaki jestem
12. SBB – Fortepian na jednej nodze
13. Kwintet Bogusława Rudzińskiego – Black Waltz

GAD CD 064
OUT: 27.10.2017
FILE UNDER: Soundtrack / Library Music
BARCODE: 5901549197877