Wednesday, 30 August 2017


 Emanuelle Béart once said: It is more important to be close to people who love me than to spend my life trying to get close to those who do not want me. It's a waste of time.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Empusae - Lueur

The moment you put headphones with Lueur in them, your ears get struck with the uncontrollable wave of sounds. Discrete, tamed yet overwhelming and vibrating, accompanied by powerful, dark, mysterious and profound vocal.

I closed my eyes, turned the volume quite high up and let my heart catch up with the rhythm - I let the light conjured up by Empusae guide me. Shortly the sound diffused through my body, attuned it, took me to the journey, invigorated and pacified me at the same time. Slowed me down.

Friday, 25 August 2017




Delivering finest EBM, electropop and industrial, the E-tropolis Festival appears as a mandatory gathering of the dark-electro scene. The upcoming 8th edition calls to Turbinenhalle Oberhausen again on 17. March 2018 - now with even more spectacular guests, we're happy to announce today!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Maciej Mehring

10 years ago I conducted an interview with Maciek for Alternation Mag. We talked about music, his band Bisclaveret, art, plans.
And today? Maciek wrote an extremely strong, wise text about illness, death and life. He moved me.
I search for answers for fundamental questions every day, but currently hardly anyone wants to give them, nobody wants to put into words the greatest fears, doubts or show the direction. He did, without even aiming at it.

Because of what he wrote and later told me, Maciek gave me lots to think about. In silence, because words will not express these thoughts – as a trained translator I may say all that's essential in them would be lost in translation.
The feelings do not get on well with words. And what is putting feelings into words if not a translation from spiritual to material? All remains in a human being unspoken and creates him. I think it's the best that way.

Read it, it's worth your time!

Thank you Maciek!

Sunday, 20 August 2017

A situation called life

May God defend me from my friends, I defend myself from my enemies as a jollie lad named Richelieu used to say. 

Taking off your headphones in buses has one major disadvantage - sometimes you hear conversations that make you value animals over people.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Urban decay

The charm of the cities whose age is given away just like peoples' - with wrinkles - is irresistible for me. The cities with no lifting, sometimes wearing a better or worse make-up or not trying even that.

Friday, 11 August 2017

An old dog's eyes

I went for a walk today. The weather was bad, my mood even worse. And then a sudden movement got my attention.
It was a dog's tail moving right and left  - I was the expected recipient of this joy exposure.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Three gentlemen

Whenever I visit Zielona Góra I go to a little chocolaterie in the nearby of City Hall. There are three eldery gentlemen who always meet there on Saturday mornings.
I usually overhear their conversations, watch them. The gents wear jackets, ties, one of them even carries a watch chain.
They are real bon vivants - extremely rare nowadays.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The interview with Marcin "Dobermann" Pflanz

„Never, never give up” - it's about people like him.
If there is one thing I learnt from him, it's definitely that's is worth trying new things.

He surely knows how to do that – and also how to work hard. He works in many areas and he's not afraid of embracing new things and working with them in a perfect way.
He can admit some things are not his cup of tea and let the others do them for him; he can co-operate and motivate people to stop talking and start acting.
And he doesn't like the so-so way.

That's how I see my today's guest.
He's well-known to the festival goers since he indeed is hard to overlook (if not for the huge collection of cameras then for the extravagant outfits or hairstyles)

This way or another, he's an extraordinary  person  - for the life is not to be bland.
With Marcin "Dobermann" Pflanz: on photography, Castle Party and on how to live the interesting life