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Halina Frackowiak – Geira

Polskie Nagrania – Poland – 1977

Tracklist :

A1 – Strona (snippet)
A2 – Jestes spoznionym deszczem
A3 – Wzejde polnym makiem
A4 – Otwieram list – brazowy wrzesien
A5 – W powszednie dni

B1 – Snij tylko szczescie
B2 – Piesn geiry
B3 – Chce byc dla ciebie
B4 – Brzegi lagodne

(play all tracks)

music by SBB (Halina Frackowiak was background singer for SBB for some long time, for her own record they kinda switched the roles – she in the front, the band in the back.)

Cover of Halina Frackowiak - GeiraBackside of Halina Frackowiak - Geira
Label Side A of Halina Frackowiak - GeiraLabel Side B of Halina Frackowiak - Geira

I chose this one because of its cover … A Fish-Bowl and some Ice and suddenly it all looks spacey. (Thats not her head in there, only a picture). Again thats not really a hit-record for me, some songs are nice but most of their charm comes from the fact that the language she sings in sounds strange and mystical to me, because I dont understand polish. But there are some good licks and breaks to be sampled. Also on a technical sidenote, the whole record sounds abit like a 96kbps mp3 (with a slurry, phased sound), but because it’s an original from the 70s they obviously wanted it this way.

I also found a great vid on youtube that seems to be a mixup between “Hair”, “Amadeus” and “Clockwork Orange” (yeah, sorry, but I find this rather scary …).

Go look on google for Halina Frackowiak or SBB.

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{ 6 } Comments

  1. stonesaw | 2. Juni 2006 at 12:13 | Permalink

    im not familiar with the words she sings, but music is universal. :) cool sound. i really like the synth and guitar combination. if i would compare it to something it would have been a Norwegian studio group called “LAVA” that did some records in the early 80’s. funk/disco/rock fusion. :) you have good taste Looza.

  2. Looza | 2. Juni 2006 at 12:19 | Permalink

    No, its all luck. If I go out to buy records I either grab everything from the 70s and 60s, no matter what or stuff that simply has a crazy cover or design. I have a wall in my room full with records that have a crazy cover. My Art-Gallery.
    Anyway, I just buy the stuff, come home and sort it out. Most of the time 8 of 10 records really suck for listening, some provide possible samples, but I really have alot of bad crap too.

  3. stonesaw | 3. Juni 2006 at 03:04 | Permalink

    yummy. mabe you can provide some nice samples for me then some day? like stuff that goes to chicago house? btw. i think i’ve glimsed a photo of your “wall of sound” somewhere.

  4. Anonymous | 13. Juni 2006 at 13:37 | Permalink

    The year… Isn’t there a roman number under the logo of “Polskie Nagrania”? Look for something like MCMLXX for 1970’s or MCMLXXX for 80’s.

  5. Looza | 8. Juli 2006 at 16:53 | Permalink

    no, there is no roman number, no serial that would give the year away (as with Amiga, every record has a number, the last two digits are the year) or anything … :(

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