News: Spacefest’s Pure Phase Ensemble to be fronted by Anton Newcombe

spacefestPolish psychedelic festival Spacefest is gearing up for its sixth iteration. Gdansk will again become the intergalactic capital of Poland, presenting psychedelic music at its best with shoegaze, Krautrock and space rock; plus cosmic energy, intergalactic cats, forest goblins, psyched visuals, pagan disco and more.

Organized by Nasiono Records, this event is traditionally preceded by a week long workshop for Pure Phase Ensemble, an ephemeral group created especially for the festival. While most festival events will take place at Club Zak, these musicians will rehearse at the Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in the city’s Nowy Port district, seeking inspiration amidst its post industrial atmosphere.

This year, Pure Phase Ensemble will be fronted by Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. He will be teaming up with Emil Nikolaisen (producer, multi-instrumentalist and frontman of Serena Maneesh) for this project.

Newcombe says: "It is my hope I can have a quick chat with everyone involved and get on the same page about how important silence can be. From there we can make everyone deaf... but I'm not interested in throwing everything at something then trying to remove everything in its own way. I would rather build wonderful beds of ideas, rhythm, melody and work on Polish and English vocals when we can... I plan to switch between my keys and my guitars using one in open tunings if I can, and one standard... and get weirder... be heavy. and dreamy. but not pointless."

Other Pure Phase Ensemble members are from the following Polish alternative bands: Polpo Motel (Olga Mysaowska), Jesie? (Maciej Karmiaski), Oslo Kill City (Jakub Zwirello), Judy’s Funeral (Marcin Lewandowski) and Aiodine (Kacper Graczyk). The collective will also involve Nasiono Records’ very own Karol Schwarz (7faz, KSAS), who has been responsible for its musical cohesion from the very outset. Their output will be presented live on 3rd December 2017, and will be recorded and released on CD in 2017.

Spacefest takes place in Gdansk on 2nd and 3rd December 2016.

Find out more about Spacefest on their website. Watch the 4th incarnation of Pure Phase Ensemble (featuring Mark Gardner) in action below.

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