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Too Many Fireworks presents… Mateusz Franczak
Too Many Fireworks presents… is the label’s off-shoot DIY booking agency. We have been booking and promoting shows with a strong DIY ethic since 2001 and we’re very proud to say we do what we can to put the artists first. We have promoted shows across Glasgow, and Warsaw and we run several showcases in Chmury, Warsaw, each year.
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Too Many Fireworks are delighted to present Mateusz Franczak’s debut solo album, “long story short”, with a concert at Mózg Warszawa.
Mateusz Franczak is a multi-instrumentalist, improviser, and member of both Daktari and HOW HOW. He has worked with Hugo Race, Piotr Kurek, Maciej Cieslak and Karolina Rec among others. He is a co-founder and participant of many interdisciplinary artistic projects (music, film, literary practice) and has performed at many important festivals, i.e. JazzFest Berlin, c/o pop Festival, Tzadik Festival Poznan, Narracje – Festival of Artistic Visual Installations, New Tradition – Polish Radio Folk Festival, Off Festival, Open’er Festival – to name just a few.
„long story short” was recorded in different locations in Poland from April 2014 through June 2015. The substance of the album are improvised songs, interspersed with instrumental tracks. Changing of the seasons and the fact that recordings were made in home settings, gave the songs very intimate, personal and at the same time, a very raw character. Track titles refer to various activities characterized emotionally which were expressed musically in an original way.
One of the assumptions was an attempt to observe creative process itself, to experiment, search for the appropriate means of expression and to let slips or mistakes happen, which very often represent a quality and value in itself.
The album was mixed by The Norman Conquest [TNC], a producer and recording engineer specializing in esoteric music at the intersections of experimental, rock, metal, avant-garde & drone, known for his work with Barn Owl, Grouper, Gregg Kowalsky, Ellen Fullman or Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten).