Thursday, 10 May 2018

Budka Suflera ‎ “Cień Wielkiej Góry” 1975 + “Przechodniem Byłem Między Wami….” 1976 second + “Na Brzegu Światła” 1979 + “Ona Przyszła Prosto Z Chmur" 1980 Poland Prog Rock


Budka Suflera ‎ “Cień Wielkiej Góry” 1975 +  “Przechodniem Byłem Między Wami….” 1976 second + “Na Brzegu Światła” 1979 + “Ona Przyszła Prosto Z Chmur" 1980 Poland Prog Rock 
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BUDKA SUFLERA, a six-member Polish rock group, made its New York debut on Saturday at the Beacon Theater. Not surprisingly, since much of the world has embraced Anglo-American music as cultural overlord, the group sounded denationalized; even though its members sang in Polish, the group trafficked in a sort of gray rock internationalism. The audience, mostly Polish, acted like rock audiences internationally: there were a few fights, the requisite grumbling that the group wasn’t playing its old hits, and a half-hearted rush to the stage, blocked by one very large bouncer. 

Budka Suflera, which reportedly had its heyday during the height of the Solidarity movement, plays puffy, mid-70’s rock based in British and American blues-rock styles. To the dismay of the audience, the group sang nearly every other song in English (though it was hard to tell, since the sound system reduced the singing to a blur). The male lead singer, Krzysztof Cugowski, looking a bit like Meatloaf, would drop in an occasional “all right!” to get that authentic down-home feeling. 

For the first third or so of the show, not many heads were nodding to the music. When the group’s female lead singer, Urszula, bounced out from the wings, dressed in black lace and looking like a small-town version of Madonna, the crowd responded with cheers. She sang with genuine intensity, as if there were something to sing about. For the first time, the group didn’t act like soggy, if good-natured, professionals doing their duty, and the audience noticed….~





Budka Suflera ‎ “Cień Wielkiej Góry” 1975 debut

This is the first record of a Polish band “Budka Suflera” The group which recorded incredible music. The first record appeared in Poland in 1976. It was available in the times of very communist Poland and the band seemed not to care at all. The songs were full of music and freedom. Today the music is still wonderful and you can appreciate it. Listen to those recordings I assure you that the feelings linger on. Questions like what it means to answer the call will always be causing problems to be answered sincerely. It is one of those records which you would like to have….by…AndrzejKK….~

This is another album my Bro In Law introduced me to. This band is from Poland with Polish vocals and this their debut was released in 1975. The band I thought of most when listening to this was SBB. And I can honestly say that the instrumental work is as good as SBB and that’s the biggest compliment I can give these guys. I’ve never been a fan of Polish vocals but man can this guy let it rip. Those vocals with the unbridled power instrumentally makes this a true must-have in my opinion. 
“Cien Wielkied Gory” opens with atmosphere and female vocal melodies before fragile male vocals join in. The male vocals become passionate. Drums and guitar follow along with floating organ. Nice instrumental section before 6 minutes to the end. “Lubie Ten Stary Obraz” opens with intricate guitar melodies and sounds as the vocals join in. I like it ! It all stops before 2 ½ minutes then a new soundscape kicks in with vocals. This is more aggressive with guitar. A slightly mellower section with strings comes in as these sections are contrasted. A guitar solo 5 minutes and check out the drum work then the organ. Nice. “Samotny Noca” has a good heavy sound with vocals. The organ leads before 2 minutes as the vocals stop briefly. “Jest Taki Samotny Dom” kicks in quite heavily but slowly before a minute. A calm with reserved vocals takes over quickly as these contrasts continue. Female vocals 3 ½ minutes in then the male vocals join in too. It’s building. So good ! 

“Szalony Kori” is the closing side long suite at almost 20 minutes. It opens with a gong then we get some nasty moog runs, I mean they sound evil. Drums and more join in. Vocals 1 ½ minutes in as it calms down. The guitar, drums and vocals kick in with passion. It’s RUSH-like 4 minutes in then those filthy moog runs are back. A calm 6 minutes in. Vocals follow as it becomes fuller. A change before 7 ½ minutes as the drums and guitar show off. So impressive. Vocals a minute later. Backing female vocals after 11 minutes with the male vocals are all so passionate. Gulp. Guitar before 12 minutes and the synths join in too. A calm with vocals 13 minutes in then it kicks in again as contrasts continue. A calm with reserved vocals before 18 minutes to end it. 

Just a killer album even though i’m not that into Polish vocals. Still the drum work and instrumental work in general is incredible….. by Mellotron Storm ….~

Budka Suflera meant to become one of the leading Rock/Soft Rock acts in Poland, but their roots were definitely progressive.The band from Lublin was formed around singer Krzysztof Cugowski and bassist Romuald Lipko in early-70’s with Andrzej Ziolkowski and drummer Ryszard Siwiec completing the first line-up.After several gigs and drummer changes Zbigniew Zielinski sits behind the drum kit and Budka Suflera eventually meet success in 1974, covering Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” in Polish.This was the last recording of Zielinski with the band, as he was replaced by Tomasz Zeliszewski.Having earned a contract with Polskie Nagrania Muza they headed to their debut album, inviting Czesław Niemen and Marek Stefankiewicz to help out on keyboards, while the female vocal ensemble Alibabki participated in the female choirs,Their debut “Cien wielkiej gory” was finally released in 1975. 
First side shows the band practicing their moves between different styles with comfort and the only common thing in all four tracks are the expressive Polish vocals.The eponymous kick off is a grandiose Space Rock piece with Niemen’s moog synths in evidence and a deep lyrical content, resembling to Hungarians EAST, while the follower “Lubic ten stary obraz” shifts easy between acoustic mannerisms, orchestral plays with strings and complex Heavy/Blues Rock with impressive guitar breaks.“Samotny noca” is more of a conventional Hard Rocker with a typical song structure, characterized by the edgy lead guitars and the aggresive voice of Cugowski, but with “Jest taki samotny dom” Budka Suflera return to a grandiose Space/Symphonic Rock with pompous keyboards and excellent guitar solos in the vein of ELOY, EAST and compatriots PROGRES 2.The flipside is captured by Budka Suflera’s ambitious attempt on putting up a long epic, the 19-min. “Szalony kon”.While not fully convincing, this a pretty good example of 70’s Polish Prog with a balanced sound but a rather questionable connection between the styles.It represents nicely the band’s talent, which was based on deep lyricism, complicated instrumental lines and early psychedelic influences, offering extended guitar parts, furious synth workouts by Niemen and poetic passages with Cugowski’s voice leading the way.It draws influences from Heavy Rock, Classical Music and Psychedelic Rock in almost equal doses, switching between angular guitar-led runs and laid-back textures with a low tempo. 

I could say that this album is fully representative of 70’s Polish Prog.Stuffed with psychedelic vibes, based on expressive vocal work but also filled with intricate instrumental themes.Not the best from the country, but definitely good enough one to seek for.Recommended…..by apps79 …~

Line-up / Musicians 

- Krzysztof Cugowski / vocals 
- Romuald Lipko / bass 
- Tomasz Zeliszewski / drums 
- Andrzej Ziółkowski / guitar 

Additional musicians: 
- ALIBABKI vocal group / backing vocals 
- Czesław Niemen / Moog synthesizer 
- Marek Stefankiewicz / organ

Tracklist 
Cień Wielkiej Góry
Lubię Ten Stary Obraz
Samotny Nocą
Jest Taki Samotny Dom
Szalony Koń





Budka Suflera ‎ “Przechodniem Byłem Między Wami…”  1976 

Budka Suflera is one of better known progressive rock bands from Poland in the'70s with first two albums being very well recived both by fans and critics. Second album from 1976 named Przechodniem bylem miedzy wami…(I’ve Been a Passerby Among You) is a very worthy release offering symphonic prog moments with grandious arrangements melted with heavy prog passages not very far from what done in same period Birth Control on Palstic people or with Uriah Heep around Sweet freedom period. Here and there appear some sax solos and some jazz funky parts specially on bass lines. Also some keybords, mostly moog is quite well puted in the context. The guitar work is strong, going from mellow parts to more edgy all in progressive rock vein. The voical lines are ok, not really fantastic to my ears but good, fiting very well in this musical aproach. All in all more then decent album, one of the most respected from polish prog school. 3.5 stars….by b_olariu ….~


Line-up / Musicians
- Krzysztof Cugowski / vocals
- Romuald Lipko / bass guitar, piano, clavinet
- Tomasz Zeliszewski / drums
- Andrzej Ziółkowski / guitar

Guest musicians:
- Andrzej Szczodrowski / alto saxophone, baritone saxophone

Tracklist
Pieśń Niepokorna 5:02
Noc Nad Norwidem 7:16
Konie Już Czekają Przed Domem 6:47
Pożegnanie Z Cyganerią 4:26
Najdłuższa Droga 11:01
I Tylko Gwiazda - Blask Jej Znikomy 3:33 





Budka Suflera ‎ “Na Brzegu Światła” 1980

Line-up / Musicians 
- Jan Borysewicz / guitar, congas 
- Romuald Czystaw / vocals 
- Romuald Lipko / keyboards 
- Tomasz Zeliszewski / drums 
- Andrzej Ziółkowski / bass guitar

Tracklist 
Na Czas Igrzysk 5:30 
Odpowiedz Ziemio 4:25 
Pomiędzy Wzlotem A Upadkiem 4:40 
Dokąd Biegniesz 4:25 
Nie Ma Słów 5:50 
Człowiek Jest Ziarnem 5:55 
Na Brzegu Światła 4:50


Budka Suflera “Ona Przyszła Prosto Z Chmur” 1980 

Gredits 

- Romuald Czystaw - vocals 
- Romuald Lipko - keyboards 
- Jan Borysewicz - guitar 
- Zdzisław Janiak - guitar 
- Andrzej Ziółkowski - bass guitar 
- Tomasz Zeliszewski - drums 

Guest musicians: 
- Beata Kozidrak, Andrzej Pietras - backing vocals 
- Chór Akademicki UMCS w Lublinie - choir


Members 
The band’s line-up has changed many times over the years. Since 2005 the band members are: 

Krzysztof Cugowski – vocals 
Romuald Lipko – keyboards 
Tomasz Zeliszewski – drums 
Łukasz Pilch – guitar 
Mirosław Stępień – bass guitar 
Piotr Kominek – keyboards 
Anna Patynek – percussion 
Małgorzata Orczyk – backing vocals 
Irena Kijewska – backing vocals























Discography 

Studio albums 
Cień wielkiej góry (1975) 
Przechodniem byłem między wami (1976) 
Na brzegu światła (1979) 
Ona przyszła prosto z chmur (1980) 
Za ostatni grosz (1982) 
Czas czekania, czas olśnienia (1984) 
Giganci tańczą (1986) 
Ratujmy co się da (1988) 
Cisza (1993) 
Noc (1995) 
Nic nie boli, tak jak życie (1997) 
Bal wszystkich świętych (2000) 
Mokre oczy (2002) 
Jest (2004) POL #2[1] 
Zawsze czegoś brak (2009) POL #19[2] 
Minialbums 
American Tour (1987) 
4 Pieces to Go (1992) 

Live albums 
Budka w Operze, Live from Sopot ‘94 (1994) 
Akustycznie (1998) 
Live at Carnegie Hall (2000) 

Compilation albums 
1974–1984 (1984) 
The Best of Urszula & Budka Suflera (1988) 
Greatest Hits (1992) 
Underground (1993) 
Greatest Hits II (1999) 
Antologia 74-99 (1999) 
Budka Suflera dla tp.internet (2000) 
The Best Of (5 track CD) (2002) 
Palę sobie… (5 track CD) (2003) 
Posluchaj sobie (5 track CD) (2003) 
Leksykon Budki Suflera 1974–2005 (2006) 
Gwiazdy Polskiej muzyki lat 80: Budka Suflera (2007) 

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