Giorgio Fazer rozmyśla nad jeziorem w letni wieczór (2mf023)


Too Many Fireworks are delighted to re-release the debut single of Polish duo, Mateusz Franczak and Miron Grzegorkiewicz, performing under the name Giorgio Fazer. The re-release of the single, “Giorgio Fazer rozmyśla nad jeziorem w letni wieczór” (2mf023) is the precursor to a 2nd single, and then an album – “Gorzki to chleb jest polskość” – later in the year.

With Giorgio Fazer rozmyśla nad jeziorem w letni wieczór, the Polish collaborators of many years, Franczak and Grzegorkiewicz, have set out a beautiful statement of intent for their new project. It is the first in a series of improvised tracks for two guitars, electronics and voice that will make up the tracklist of their debut album “Gorzki to chleb jest polskość” which will be released on Too Many Fireworks later in the year. All tracks for the album relate to work by various Polish poets. The band has described the poetry as having helped them find the lyrical nature, the sensuality, and a variety of interpretation that has helped them develop this first piece of work. The most important link, however, is the building of mood, of contemplation, and of asking questions that do not have simple answers: Who are we? What do we live for, and What does it mean to be Polish?

The single is backed with a remix by Too Many Fireworks label boss, Neil Milton, and is available on digital download and on streaming services.

Päfgens – Tinyold Hands (2mf022)

webpostpafWe are very happy to premiere the new album by Slovak duo, Päfgens; Tinyold Hands (2mf022). The 8 song album is out now and is available on CD, cassette tape, and both digital download and streaming across a wide variety of online services including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Tidal.

With “Tinyold Hands”, Päfgens have crafted a recording imbued with the ambience and character of quiet wilderness, undeniably assisted by field recordings made over glacial icelandic landscapes. The album is a perfect snapshot of Päfgens’ sound; recorded live, as it was, to analog tape and mixed with these delicate and subtle field recordings that add to the band’s sonic toolbox. It is a beautiful collection of atmospheric, and emotionally affecting songs marked with instantly recognisable chorus-effected bass, reverb-soaked guitars, and 80s-inspired alt-pop melodies.

Jón Þór – Frúin í Hamborg (2mf021)

Jón Þór - Frúin í Hamborg (2mf021)We are excited to announce the forthcoming e.p., “Frúin í Hamborg” (2mf021), by Icelandic songwriter and musician Jón Þór. The 4 track e.p. will be released on 10th November 2016 and will be available on 180g heavy vinyl and digital download from a wide variety of stores including iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and our own website. It will also be available to stream on Spotify, TIDAL, and Apple Music among other services.

With the forthcoming e.p., Jón Þór has returned to his first love; jangly, guitar-heavy scando-pop with choruses that weld themselves to your brain. Much like on his debut album, he crafts his lyrics in Icelandic, giving him more confidence to explore fragile lyrical themes, and here Jón Þór wears his heart very much on his sleeve, spinning a story about repeating the same mistakes.

“Stelpur digs into the essence of being young, desperate and lovesick in the midst of the whirlpool of a drinking binge in the Reykjavík nightlife” (Straumur). “Einmana Menn” follows the the after-effects; regret and loneliness. “Ég er á Vesturleið” is about rejuvenation and a need to escape, and the title track, “Frúin í Hamborg”, is about losing grip, finding delirium and sinking deeper though finding light in the most unlikely of places. Musically the e.p. follows this journey and is upbeat, ebullient, summer indie pop music.