Here is a NEW, cinematic trailer of our concept album PRIMAL. PRIMAL is a suite divided into parts describing the journey of a lonely man who finds his true nature and primality by his contact with nature. It is a story about a man who has the courage to give vent to his dreams and instincts, and go into the unknown. Escaping from civilization, struggling with the hardships of a lonely journey, he experiences a great adventure that helps him find his nature, his original sensitivity, which he lost long ago.
PRIMAL is one illustrative piece divided into chapters. It is a monologue of the main character, described by the band in their music. You can hear all the bustling forests, rustling streams, fresh mountain wind and arduous climb, rewarded by beautiful landscapes. When creating the album, the band hoped that the listeners would be able to empathize with the main character of the PRIMAL suite and would live this journey in their own unique way.
The record was recorded by Ignacy Gruszecki in the excellent studio Monochrom. The graphic of the album was created by a German graphic designer Daniel Latsch. Radosław Mroczek is responsible for promotional video materials, music videos and making of.
Video materials and graphics were created under the honorary patronage of The Stołowe Mountains National Park (PNGS). PNGS is a unique partner of the album PRIMAL.
Michał Ciesielski on PRIMAL:
“After the recordings and the tour promoting the album" The Future Starts Now " it was clear to me that the third album had to be something completely different from our previous albums. With the next concerts our music began to evolve and the band's existing formula was not enough for us. Then I had an idea to create a concept album and I was convinced this was a good direction.
We have often heard the opinion that our music has an illustrative element and tells stories. On the previous releases each composition was a separate story. Now we have created one story divided into chapters. A story told in PRIMAL is my interpretation of human contact with nature, both in the context of nature and human nature. When writing a suite, I had to ask myself some questions. What natural do I find in music? What is my nature as an artist? Which music can best describe the beauty and austerity of the environment?
I came up with the idea to describe a man who goes for a walk to the old oak outside the city every day and this is his way of breaking away from reality for a moment. One day, he spontaneously decides not to go back and go further, look more broadly at the world that surrounds him.
This is how PRIMAL begins. So begins the journey, which I hope every listener will set out on, empathizing and identifying with the main character in a unique way”.
The members of Confusion Project are Michał Ciesielski - piano, Piotr Gierszewski - bass guitar and Adam Golicki - drums.
1. THE OLD OAK
3. MONOLOGUE I
4. INTO THE FOREST
5. MONOLOGUE II
7. MONOLOGUE III
9. THE WIND AND THE STONE
10. THE CLIMB
11. THE LANDSCAPE
Michał Ciesielski - grand piano Piotr Gierszewski – bass guitar Adam Golicki - drums
Suite composed and arranged by Michał Ciesielski
Recorded, mixed and mastered in Monochrom Studio by Ignacy Gruszecki (07/2017)
Produced by Confusion Project and Michał Mierzejewski
Band's logo, artworks, packaging design: Daniel Latsch
Nature photography for booklet, film direction, cinematography: Radosław Mroczek
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