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ARTIST
TITLE
Secret Enigma
FORMAT
CD

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BMS 045CD BMS 045CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/19/2014

2012 release. 22 rare and unreleased vintage tracks from the secret vaults of one of the most enigmatic composers in '60s/'70s/'80s European cinema. Originally recorded in the best studios in Poland, Italy and France for experimental film, political allegories, lost television shows, sound libraries and radio -- these tracks have been hidden behind the Iron Curtain on lost master tapes and film reels until now. Secret Enigma is the first ever dedicated anthology of this great composer's work. In artistic cinema Andrzej Korzyński's unique experiments with jazz, pop, rock, orchestral and electronic music make his name synonymous with the most praised (Andrzej Wajda) and the most provocative (Andrzej Żuławski) Polish filmmakers (counting many more in between). As an early patron of the Polish New Wave and a key exponent of the development of conceptual Polish pop music, his expansive portfolio has remained commercially unreleased and untraveled (like many of the original socialist-era Polish-made films) and has yet to find its deserved place next to the work of Ennio Morricone, Fran├žois de Roubaix and John Barry. Now enhanced by a renewed interest in vintage art house film and a subculture of open minded music collectors, many Easter European artists, such as Krzysztof Komeda (Poland), Zdeněk Li?ka (Czechoslovakia) and now Andrzej Korzynski, have finally begun to earn their place alongside their Central European peers. For lovers of film music and experimental pop this debut anthology and appraisal of Andrzej Korzyński's work is well overdue, and is stylistically probably never more relevant.