During the 80s synthesisers would pulsate like rain drops and unveiled before the listener new, unexplored lands. One of the most engaging guides to those far-off worlds was Mikołaj Hertel – the most lyrical among the Polish el-musicians.

The originally released in 1992 cassette offers a selection of compositions realised by Mikołaj Hertel in the late 80s. It is an unusually coherent material showing a composer of great melodic imagination and far from copying western projects. Hertel worked out his own style, in which every sound has its pre-planned position, and arrangements hide so many revelations. Among compositions selected for “Sounds from the Far-Off World” (Dźwięki dalekiego świata) by Mikołaj Hertel there are e.g. “Four Snowflakes” (Cztery śnieżynki) (i.e. the opening theme of Radio for Children” (Radio Dzieciom)) and frequently presented on the Polish Radio “Sailing Ships in the Rain” (Żaglowce w deszczu).

“Sounds from the Far-Off World” (Dźwięki dalekiego świata) is the second album with archive recordings by Mikołaj Hertel released by GAD Records (the first, “Episode A” (Epizod A), was a collection of the earlier accomplishments of the artist). The material familiar from the cassette has been supplemented by unpublished recordings from the same sessions. The whole was remastered from the original tapes and in the added booklet there are e.g. the artist’s ruminations on the status of electronic music in the past and present.

1. Introdukcja: Cztery śnieżynki
2. Zaczarowane ogrody: Ogród aniołów
3. Zaczarowane ogrody: Ogród syren
4. Zaczarowane ogrody: Ogród zmysłów
5. Zaczarowane ogrody: Ogród cieni
6. Żaglowce w deszczu
7. Zamiast listu do ciebie
8. Kolekcja lalki Barbie: Barbie kryształowa
9. Kolekcja lalki Barbie: Barbie w ciemności nocy
10. Kolekcja lalki Barbie: Suknia w kolorze brzoskwini
11. Kolekcja lalki Barbie: Manekin
12. Kolekcja lalki Barbie: Barbie – królowa nocy
13. Kolekcja lalki Barbie: Nocna koszulka (kołysanka)
14. Dźwięki dalekiego świata: Na błękitnej klawiaturze
15. Dźwięki dalekiego świata: Krople żywej wody
16. Dźwięki dalekiego świata: A jeśli niepokój…
17. Dźwięki dalekiego świata: Czy powrócą rajskie ptaki

Bonus tracks:
18. Impresja na stare bzy
19. Marzenia dziewczynki z zapałkami
20. Konie na biegunach
21. Babunia
22. Podróż w obłokach

Mikołaj Hertel – keyb

GAD CD 052
OUT: 27.01.2017
FILE UNDER: ELECTRONIC / LIBRARY MUSIC
BARCODE: 59015491976XX