Rtęć by poj.wlkp
Operating in 9 different solo outings and bands, Jan Strach nevertheless always saves his most beautiful melodies, most thoughtful lyrics and darkest thoughts for poj.wlkp. This is also the case this time.
Sadness prevails in the lyrics and the melodies alike, which as always follow the diy ethics stated in poj.wlkp's "hortifolk" manifesto, but here the instrumental tracks are much more polished and include synths, keyboards and effects, no longer leaving the acoustic guitar as the main instrument.
The melodies have been created as combination of fits of inspiration, structured improvisation and laborous calculation in order to achieve something original yet not overbearing or pretentious. Somewhere between sadcore, gothic, folk and rock, the songs penetrate an area of eternal melancholy, while taking interesting turns in chord choices, rhythm and structure.
The album took 3 years of creation in a process equally excruciating, purifying and satisfying. This is the end result, a labour of love of one person. Dark, sad and avoiding obvious solutions, and thus adhering to the philosophy of every poj.wlkp album so far.