Blue Coloured Mountain (Limited Red/White Vinyl)
Not yet reviewed.
Released on 180g Red & White Vinyl
It can seem cliché to describe an artist’s music as beautiful, but in Szymon’s case there are few words quite as fitting. The music is beautiful in its otherworldliness. Beautiful in its joyousness. Beautiful in its sadness, too. Beautiful in the way the songs seem to be made up of countless smaller, fragmented parts that coalesce into a transportive musical whole.
Blue Coloured Mountain is the 7-track follow up to Szymon’s posthumously released and critically acclaimed debut album Tigersapp. Released in 2015, not only did the record receive an ARIA nomination, but also led to an invitation from Splendour In The Grass for Szymon’s younger brother Donnie Borzestowski, the drummer in Gang Of Youths, and an all-star line-up including Donnie’s bandmate David Le’aupepe, Emma Louise, Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music) and Little May, to bring Tigersapp to life onstage at the festival.
Much like his debut, Blue Coloured Mountain is brimming with Szymon’s much-loved signature sounds: his ethereal voice and the accompanying falsetto harmonies, the off kilter multi-instrumentation and the shuffling poly-rhythms. But it also contains hints to where Szymon’s music was heading before he tragically took his own young life after years battling depression and mental illness.
While releasing Szymon’s music into the world is somewhat bittersweet for his family, the reaction to Tigersapp around the globe has reminded them of his music’s ability to heal and transform. “Honestly it puts a smile on my face,” Donnie says. “We’ve had messages from people all around the world, reaching out and saying how it’s touched them, and how it’s given them hope in dark times. It’s a really beautiful thing to see, that he’s still with us and still out there.”
And while we’ll sadly never know where Szymon’s music might have gone in the future, we can only be grateful to have another seven uncovered gems in the here and now to fall into.
|Primary Format - Music||Vinyl|
|Label||Eloper Music / EMI|
|Music Genre Primary||Electronic|
- 1. Yakuza
- 2. Feenicks
- 3. Blue Coloured Mountain
- 1. Orestes
- 2. Anhalt
- 3. Untitled
- 4. Come Back Home