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Plazmatikon is one of the popular Polish alternative groups which have paid homage to klezmer music, uncompromisingly setting it in headlong collision with such genres as dub, fusion, ambient, Krautrock or drum'n'bass. The group’s musicians have turned to instruments from behind the Iron Curtain: a Vermona drum machine from the DDR and a Polish Unitra, as well as legendary Soviet “Elektronika” synthesisers and keyboard instruments. Their rendition of klezmer music dazzles through its freshness and intelligence. While not avoiding experimentation, they also make use of tradition, creatively transforming it. Their musical vision was been highly rated by Paul Brody and Frank London – musicians involved in John Zorn’s cult music label, Tzadik.

Paweł Moszyński – keyboards, synthesisers; Stanisław Koźlik – drum machine, effects, percussion instruments; Kacper Czechowski–Salzman – guitar; Maciej Szczepański – bass

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from MuLaKuŻ - New Jewish Music Out of Poland, track released November 30, 2011

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MuLaKuŻ Poland

MuLaKuŻ is a music project implemented by the Jewish Culture Festival Society at the Festival’s official coffeehouse, the Cheder Cafe. The laboratory present new Jewish music as the living organic tissue reacting to contemporary trends and music genres, vivid and fertile, rather than being a klezmer museum piece. ... more

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