They turned to their roots in search for musical inspiration by ‘exploring the folklore and archaic sounds of their ancestors and instincts’ (The Kennedy Center, US). In this sense, their interview from the Folk World is quite explanatory: We travelled from village to village, seeking out the old people; we listened to their music and their stories. What surprised us most was that no one else in the villages is interested in this music anymore. These are old people, and when they die, the music will die with them.

Proud, inquiring, revolutionary, masterly performed, imbued with a youthful enthusiasm that revitalises you on every listen and manifests why it still means something to be searching for music all over the land, instead of being content to listen to mainstream pop.
A very mature work with lots of energy. Another proof that we should have a closer look towards the Polish scene.
Traditional Polish songs, with their cutting vocals and meshed fiddles are the foundation of Warsaw Village Band’s repertory. But while their lineup is primarily acoustic – hand drums, hammered dilcimer, violins, cello – their sensibilities are modern. They hear dance -club drive and trancey echoes in the songs and they use recording studio techniques to heighten the central drones and eerie percussive sounds in their songs. Hints of reggae and guests like a scratching disc jockey should further infuriate purists
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