Marcin Czubala

“Chronicles Of Never”

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“Never say never,” goes the old phrase, but Marcin Czubala might see it differently. For Marcin, never is a state of mind—not the site of the unthinkable but a space for alternate possibilities, imaginative leaps and unfamiliar physics. Chronicles of Never is a report back from Marcin’s personal otherworlds, a collection of postcards from a fleeting place. There are those that say that house and techno are “singles genres,” that they don’t lend themselves to the album format. To the long list of albums that prove those critics wrong, add Chronicles of Never. Marcin’s first album for mobilee—and in fact his first full-length since 2001, despite dozens of singles over the years—is not just a collection of dance tracks. While remaining faithful to an undeniable physical impulse, Marcin has granted himself uncommonly free rein to explore every corner of his psyche, with results running from the unburdened to the manic, from the sensual to the spaced-out. They all flow together like the colors of the spectrum, emotional states bleeding into others in tracks that twist and turn as imperceptibly as the moments of a long night out. The album’s cohesive sense of freedom stems in large part to the way it was recorded, over a span of seven or eight months in which Marcin liberated himself from pressures and deadlines. Certain sounds and motifs occur and reoccur—muted hand drums, faraway voices, gleaming keyboards and dusty syncopations. But despite a certain consistency of mood—there’s something hushed about Marcin’s music, even at its most intense—every track invents its own world and operates according to its own logic. Not the logic of the club, or much less the logic of “minimal,” but a unique atmosphere for each, a unique ecology of sounds adapted specifically to their environment.

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2000 and one (Intacto): “very cool artist album. my fav's are: los companeros 30th may alibi room, realy like the trippy vocals in the back and the gitar in the middle. :) thanx gr, dylan”

Debug (GER): “7 Tracks sind auf dem Doppel-Vinyl des neuen Albums von Marcin Czubala, der wirklich einen weiten Weg hinter sich hat. Wenn ich mir vorstelle, dass so ein Album vor einigen Jahren herausgekommen wäre, es wäre wohl das abstrakteste Meisterwerk, was man sich vorstellen kann. Alles ist in den Sounds, den kleinen Verdrehungen, Strudeln, Kanten, dem unheimlichen auf den Samtpfoten landenden Shuffles, den dunklen Stimmfragmenten, die mehr einen Raum bestimmen, als etwas zu sagen, und dennoch sind die Tracks voller Funk und Direktheit. Genau das ist es, was Minimal immer wieder spannend macht, die Selbstverständlichkeit, in der Abstraktion und Aktion aufeinander treffen. Und das kann Czubala nicht nur scheinbar im Schlaf, sondern mit einer Stringenz und Schärfe, die einen wirklich bei jedem Track mitreisst. bleed ”

Dj Deep (Deeply Rooted): “I do like C1 « at the beach » dark but very playable house !”

Laurent Garnier (F-Com): “very good album lot's of good things in there ”

Tobi Neumann (Cocoon): “alibi room ist richtig toll!”

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