The debut album by Pospolite Ruszenie is a fresh-sounding release on the contemporary heavy rock scene. The record showcases a modern approach to the more or less well-known musical and lyrical masterpieces of the Polish Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque period.
Based on the original works of Mikołaj Gomółka (c. 1535 – 1591), Władysław of Gielniów (c.1440 – c. 1505), Wacław of Szamotuły (c. 1525 – c. 1560) or Mikołaj Sęp Szarzyński (c. 1550 – 1581), Pospolite Ruszenie’s blistering rock hymns create an entirely new sonic experience. Their music takes the listeners on a journey back in time, reminding them about their ancestors’ values, ways of life, as well as the long forgotten moments in Poland’s history.
The album includes 10 tracks, on which a classic rock line-up is accompanied by a whole range of different vocals, a violin, a hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, recorders, schawms, a lute, and a myriad of other historical and ethnic instruments. The band’s main recipe is fusing original tunes and lyrics with modern themes, and serving them in a heavy, rock sauce. However, there’s much more to their music than just that: the group is extremely versatile, and easily shifts from one style to another. Multiple influences from genres such as jazz, funk, folk, progressive rock or even extreme metal can clearly be heard throughout the record.
Album’s preview: http://youtu.be/