Imagine if you could touch the sounds surrounding you. Imagine if you could build a piece of music by simply grabbing and moving sounds around, as if they were sticks and stones. Imagine yourself becoming a Titan in a vast sonic Universe moving and smashing massive masses of sounds around you.
Sympli Romatikó (συμπληρωματικότητα, from Greek “complementarity”) is a 3 piece band with more or less stable residence in Kraków, Poland. The group’s main focus is interactive performance, algorithmic composition, virtual worlds, this kind of stuff… Pretty scientific and inhuman, but made by humans and for a humankind.
"We see music not as a sequence of events, but as a dynamic system, which we can only pretend to control. If an order becomes slightly more complicated, than just a simple “if-else” directive, the system tends to fall apart as more and more hidden inconsistencies unfold. Those anomalies is our material, we are standing on the surface of the meticulously painted chart and trying to hold on not to be buried under the pure chaos.
All the electronic sounds are programmed manually in SuperCollider. No commercial synths used."
released September 1, 2014
Denis Kolokol - electronics and voice
Tomek Chołoniewski – drums, percussion and voice
Alexander Chikmakov - guitars
Recording: Jarosław Wyka
Mix: Rafał Drewniany (dts studio) - dtsstudio.pl
Mastering: Jos Smolders (EARLabs studio) - earlabs.org