First appeared on IGGY: March 01, 2011
The one-man Polish band has been weirding up indie music since his self-titled 2008 breakthrough LP. In honor of his first trip to the USA he made a compilation of old and previously unreleased English and Polish tracks. His third album is due out in 2011 and is titled Mała Wulgaria. Bajzel for Anglophones (Bajzel means “mess”) is a blend of experimental, whimsical garage, indie, sexy electro, and hints of folk without a single breath of predictability. His tracks vary, but this compilation is overpowered by distorted looped guitar and phased vocals that have such enormous sound, it’s hard to believe he’s all on his lonesome.
Bajzel is like Casiotone for the Painfully Alone on steroids. How one man can layer so many sounds and rythms is a mystery or a feat of magic. He is channeling the rock of the 90’s a la Nirvana and it’s very satisfying.
Want more of the Polish avant-pop artist? Catch our photo slide show of Bajzel rocking out at the Knitting Factory and exclusive video performances of some of his signature tunes! Not enough? Read about the one-man band’s bowling adventure with one of our associate editors!
In the meantime, here’s a video of the Polish rocker playing one of his more bluesy songs, “Sweet Bombs,” off Bajzel for Anglophones.