One can say that LXMP's newest album – "Żony w pracy" ["Wives at Work"] is an attempt at finding the perfect balance between beautiful and unbearable music. There's a grain of truth in that, but these "seventh-chord-marinated throbbing cretinisms" (Schulz) reach way higher. First and foremost, they're an homage to the true heroes of the not-yet-spaceage: Dick Hyman and Mary Mayo, Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa, Michelangelo Boretti and Gregorio Lavandini. They're an homage to those with an utopian belief in the humanity. An homage to the machines of the East (Korg) and the West (Moog). And an homage to the working wives - Anna and Zofia. However, "Żony w pracy", apart from being an homage to the homages, also, or even above all, ask one question of the "fundamental" sort - "How are you gonna play that live?".
released March 21, 2016
Released by Lado ABC / cat. no. Lado A/18
All songs written and played by LXMP:
Piotr Zabrodzki on synths/combo organ/other things
Macio Moretti on drums/bass synth/other things
Recorded at Soundmaking Studio in Warsaw, January 2016
Overdubs recorded here and there, February 2016
Engineered by Sebastian Witkowski and Piotr Zabrodzki
Mixed and mastered by Piotr Zabrodzki
Photos by Macio, Piotr and Nicolas Villegas
Design by Macio
Thanks to: Komuna// Warszawa, Adam Tarasiuk & Miłość, Bebech, Miłosz Pękala, Sebastian Witkowski, Janek Młynarski, Gosia Sarbak, Tomasz Duda, Zuzia & Jerz a.k.a. Turbodizel., Andrzej Starzyk, Leszek Dorski, Bartek Poxe, Tomek Dubiel, Kajetan Worsztynowicz, Daniel Pigoński, Bartek Tyciński, Michał Murawski, Paweł Ryżko and last, but not least, our lovely wives.
Special thanks to Greg Saunier for the invaluable mixing perspective and Janek Pęczak for the inevitable guitar solo.