Is Von Atlantis ADAM Majdecki-janicki

After the success of Eimi, a magnificent album (about which Maurizio Bianchi wrote "Eimi album with its emotional galactic atmospheres that describe scenarios of decadent desolation. A masterpiece in the genre."), Adam Majdecki-Janicki releases "Is Von Atlantis", his third album at Snow in Water Records.

"Is von Atlantis" album is inspired by the writings of Abe Kobo. The album was composed and recorded in London, UK, February 14 - December 21 2020. During the times of pandemic, I found reading Kobo's work quite fitting to the post-apocalyptic ghost town surroundings. The track "Saikin", my first piece ever composed for piano, rounds off the album and its Japanese title means "Recently" or "Nowadays". "Is von Atlantis", the title track, takes its inspiration from German Schlager Musik, and such inspirations can be detected throughout the album in the simple melodies of synthesizers. I mix ambient landscapes familiar from "Eimi" with more playful approach to noise and texture, and add melody.

"Is von Atlantis" album is like an instrumental sci-fi noise story about a Woman from Atlantis, a woman I often see in my dreams and she calls herself "Is" in the dream most often. She lives in a cloudy mansion of jazz and classical music and often laughs at my attempts at piano playing. I keep having these dreams since October 2019, and in February (on Valentine's day) I figured out it would be a good idea to turn the dreams into something creative, so I started recording new ideas and working out the story. I hope to publish it when finished, so that it completes the musical wordless story so far, although it does feature the voice of Timothy Leary at one point in time.

Adam Majdecki-Janicki (Bio)

Adam Majdecki-Janicki is a poet, lyricist, composer, musician, and sound artist born June 24th 1989 in Poznań, Poland. Inspired by Amon Duul II, Hawkwind, Gong, and Syd Barrett he started recording his own music to tape in 2002. Up until 2008 he played with two local bands, and released some cassettes and CD-Rs (for friends only).Also under his alias A.J. Kaufmann, his debut studio album consisting of original songs only, “Second Hand Man”, was released by the (now vanished) Polish label Mimics Cool, on Vinyl and CD, in October 2011. The album got rave reviews from the local music press, but never was a commercial success. It is still available on Discogs, on Vinyl and CD, as well as two original singles accompanying the LP.The next original album, “Stoned Gypsy Wanderer”, was released by Kendra Steiner Editions in the summer of 2014, on CD-R (limited to 100 copies). There is one copy (including a signed bonus poetry book) currently available on Discogs.In 2012, along with Kacper Wojaczek, Adam founded Saure Adler, an experimental music group, which, as of 2019, plays improvised psychedelic rock’n’roll in a power trio format. The group releases albums digitally on their bandcamp, and with the German netlabel Aumega Project.Since 2014, Adam returned to his Die Rote Erde alias (first used on a CD-R in 2004), and Aumega Project also releases its noise/kosmische oriented music, as well as new albums under the alias A.J. Kaufmann, of which the latest is “Ehrenbürger von Atlantis” (September 2019).

In January 2018, Adam founded the micro-netlabel Via Kosmische. You can check it out @ http://viakosmische.bandcamp.com.

Also in 2018, Adam joined the enigmatic collective Gerausche von Hallesches Ufer, inspired by the activities of the legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab. Having met the legendary Amon Duul II in London some years back, it was only natural for Adam to pursue the path of German experimental music. In 2019 two new albums were released: “TN​-​237m” (digital), recorded in London in 2015, which is a concept album based loosely on Level 7, a 1959 science fiction novel by Ukrainian-born Israeli writer Mordecai Roshwald, released with the Portuguese netlabel Enough Records, and “Hippie” (CD/digital), released with the Italian label TIBProd. Italy, which is a compilation of archive 2014-16, and brand new 2019 recordings.

Adam continues to work on his sounds, songs, and drawing, considering returning to poetry, and publishing, when time and circumstances allow.



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Adam Majdecki-Janicki