Requiem Records is a label promoting electronic, ambient and postindustrial music for
20 years already. The music we release is full of subtlety and mystery, it is archaic, but created by means of modern instruments, it is indefinable. Requiem does not base on mutual admiration correlations, and often, as the only one in Poland, enables unknown artist to present and promote. It confirms that so-called "underground" involves valuable musicians who have no reason to be ashamed confronting mainstream composers.
legendarne ząbki 1984–1985
requiem rec 44/2011 archive series
Damaged, cut up jazz, free clean energy eruptions, quotations from music Renaissance, references to contemporary classics, parodies. Effects of creative trance of a group led by Alka (Praffdata), Blaszczyk (MoCart Cabaret Group, Murdered Cheesecake Soon Illegal, MM Group) and Wojciula (Roses of Europe, Rigid Asia Stake).
An absolute must for all fans of industrial music.
CD presents three groups gathered around WAT publishing from Wloclawek. Np.WAT – music theater in a spirit of The
Residents. Marchlewski - Polish industrial precursor, from which Kinsky was
created. 27-29 - trance postindustrial, based on grooves terminating vinyl
records, their loopings and manipulations.
requiem rec 41/2011 archive series
Cross-sectional record of this very interesting group, led by Dariusz Krzywański , with whom Katarzyna Nosowska began her
Part One (1982-1986) presents the great beginnings of recording
activity. Definitely a greeting to a direction of experiments close to Throbbing
Gristle. Yet, this is not an aggressive, biting or noisy music. The artist in a continuous
search, took care of melody, arrangement tastes and traditional composition. A multitude of ideas as in recordings from 30 years ago.
Second record (1989-1992) is already a designated trail. Cool-wave atmosphere mixed with a heavy rhythm of drum
machines. Powerful bass interacts here with ambient, which oscillates between sequential electronics and
industrial. Lyricism and form of expression in texts gives a specific character to the
This is a must for every self-respecting music in search lover, mixed with a pinch of the best achievements of the late gothic scene of 80/90.
“Fujarki” (“Fifes”) is intended to rely on the sound of wind
instruments, which carries us into the world of enchanting lyricism. Subcutaneously pulsating enormous energy finds an outlet in a
disciplined, extremely tasteful compositions. The dynamic combination of imagination straight from the world of minimal music of Steve
Reich, but also atmospheric records of Coil.
A hard, thick and intense electronic backing, unconventional, live drummer's
performance, interesting vocal, ranging over a wide scale and different styles. It's highly ambitious
music, going beyond the pleasure of playing together.
requiem rec 38/2011 archive series
cd | ekopak | 48 min
Something for pigeonholing fans, a forgotten band –
Dusseldorf. They were industrial electroromantics, sympatizing with new wave, making music over two decades ago.
Sullen, inspired poetics of their lyrics – filled with industry and noise
apotheosis, makes the album full of great lirism. It seems soft industrial had its exponents in Poland and it is never too late for such intriguing
Death Trip is full of dark drone sounds, pouring noise and
dark tasteful harmonies. The music emotilonally moves between the electrifing
tensions and mixes with feeleing of an sensitive underskin shot so one can feel
like being caught in a pre-death trap.
Some pieces the album features are close to tribal, some other bring to mind 4AD
productions. You are dragged into the hypnotic landscape, filled with catharis, through its false
mirror. Unexpected tones and coloures or rather tastes of sounds make that music unlikely to be fed up
Music in crudo. Placed in boxes, filed in piles, prisms of rippling little things. New entertainment. Persistent twists and turns of the mouth-organ resonate with archaic electronic sounds, totally recomposed phrase with shreded speech. Harsh, genuine beauty.
pieśni masowe na zespół świetlicowy
requiem rec 34/2011 archive series
cd | ekopak | 62 min
Start the weekend at GDR (German Democratic Republic) - like discotheque, get to know the
archives, go back in time to see things that are seemingly gone. You'll get cought within the prop-pop and Stasi Kunst sphere by those veterans of the constabulary
industrial. You'll be brainwashed in a pouring rain of pulsating, uncontrollable
soc-disco. You'll be used as a dancing, fainting dummy and be taken for your last ride in a wartburg's
first human ferro
new nihilism, triangle, requiem rec 33/2011
cd | 74 min
Ukrainian First Human Ferro project led by Olegh Kolyada
pays a long overdue tribute to its compatriot composing a wellcrafted vintage
dark ambient album with both poignant and mesmerizing layers of sidereal voyage.
from black mountain to the sea
requiem rec 32/2008
cd | 52 min
The idea for the record From black mountain to the sea /Muzyka dla domu (Music for the
home) it is an attempt to place the contemporary emerging electronic music into the rhythm and life of
homes. Muzyka dla domu (Music for the home) is inspired by the ideas of Eric Satie Musique d
'ameublement from the beginning of the 20th century. promomix
HATI vs. LAL
the journey like never before...
requiem rec 31/2008
cd | 44 min
The clash of HATI's acoustic explorations with
avant-garde, rhythmical electronica signed by LAL (2nd Hand Beatnix, The Witcher). It's one of the most electronically sounding projects ever done by
HATI, which – as a band focused on playing live – uses mainly acoustic
instruments. The mood of music changes from ambient, meditation and transcendence to experiment and rhythmical
Solo debut of Antonii Budziński, lead gitar in Saluminesia from Sopot. Spatial guitars and silent vocal interact with ambient electronics and rough rythm of drum
machine. Recommended not only to the Slowdive lovers. promomix
The Magic Carpathians & Lechistan's Electric Chair Marek Styczyński cyber totem
requiem rec 29/2007
cd | 48 min
Cybertotem is a solo project of Marek Styczynski (ex Atman, The Magic Carpathians & Lechistan’s Electric
Chair) that shows fruits of a few years of sonic studio experimentations, travelling and studying the ritual music of Carpathians and
sonic journey through new life
requiem rec 27/2006
cd | 40 min
Music inspired by the birth of new life. Audible influences of minimal music and the electro-acoustic school of noise generation. All of this is typically atmospheric for Spika and, while there are some pulsating moments, the listener is relocated to a distant and forgotten world, but familiar to all of us.
This project was born out of fascination with 8-bit computer's sounds, especially the whine of a program being loaded from tape. "Disco Polo" blends youthful fascinations with classic disco (Mili Vanili, Eurobeat), punky energy (Peaches) and synth-driven electro (Kraftwerk) in a tongue-in-cheek manner. From the very beginning this record won't give you a moment to catch a breath, transporting you back to the 80s without loosing a modern dancefloor
Is a newly mixed cd of the concert recording which took place during the MPM Ambient festival in Gorlice, Poland (2005). Enjoy the organic flavor of analogue sounds whirled with digital texture that evolves from rustles, surrounding sounds, drones to melody. The second disc is DVD made by the Polish video performance and multimedia artist –
karol schwarz all stars
requiem rec 24/2005
cdr 49 min
The band follows the path of krautrockish, trance inducing beats, minimal music, deep dub pulse and enigmatic murmurs (Tortoise, Mogwai). Country/blues songwriting goes hand in hand with such distant stylistics as new electronica, musique concrete or ubiquitous joyful experiment (The Residents).
more than music
requiem rec 23/2005
cdr 45 min | dvd case
This is the latest album of Poles from the U.S. very personal with sentimental spleen. Narcotic trance,
sonic magic full of references to explosive mixture of trip hop, new wave, illbient and postindustrial. A steamroller of heavy rythm and strong base
– fusion of new sounds with experimental acoustics.
voice tract – droga głosu
requiem rec 22/2005
cdr 70 min | dvd case
This is a new album of the legendary Polish EBM band, inspired by the research on speech synthesis from 20s and 30s of the last century. Unique and stretchy structure (resembling Pan Sonic) with a hint of post industrial and minimalistic ambient plus a finishing made of the special vocal effects.
Style close to that of the Morr Music performers (e.g. Lali Puna, Isan). Includes modern, subtle and charming instrumental electronics. Cocky in places, scratchy and full of rock expression. The music intruigues through its melody and sound, sometimes it even gets nostalgic, especially its lirycs do.
archival recordings 1989-2004
requiem rec 20/2004
2 x cdr 66/78 min | dvd case
Double album covering almost 20 years of music created by Kucz. Begginning with contemplating reflection, gathering momentum (A. Badalamenti...), through classic hints (K. Schulze) to dark and heavy modern structures (The Residents...) and towards the sounds of Futro, the best known band created by Konrad.
One of the most significant Polish electronic groups existing already for over
a decade. They pace up their own path since the very beginning, improving and
polishing the vibes of Berlin school (Tangerine Dream, K. Schulze). Their most
recent album, however, is full of surprises...
Strong, stepping loops, base percussion sequences with wide ambient landscapes
stack inbetween, noisy distortions, pulsating sounds on the verge of tribal
dance (B. Laswell, Scorn, Different State). Very hipnotic and trance inducing on
busso de la lune
requiem rec 17/2004
cdr 69 min | dvd case
Two coexisting and dependent worlds. First being tasteful, warm, with abstract
ambient of various murmurs, whispers with tone of guitar and piano melodies (H.
Czukay, Art Zoyd). Second based within, disturbed, full of melancholy and
industrial chill, imprinting imaginary pictures (Legendary Pink Dots).
Floating sounds of coctail easy-listening, retro combination of sensual delicacy quite often on the edge of tackiness. Pretty compositions connecting hip-hop beats with triphop-ambient, jazz melodies as well as bues (Noon, Dj
A masterful album released by the organizer of the International Musical Presentations - Ambient (Gorlice). Aquavoice defines its own vision of ambient (it is not far from
"Fires of Ork", "Insomnia" - Biosphere). The music shows the deep space and rhythmical electronics.
to co nieokreślone
requiem rec 14/2004
cdr 55 min
The artist created an unique combination of trip-trop and rock sounds side by side with warm and ambient electronics (B.Eno...). The first album isn't quite as rhythmical as this one ("Journeys and films"). Many pieces includes classical arrangements.
tajemnice ludzkiej dłoni
requiem rec 13/2003
cdr 58 min
Misty drones and illustrations, vibrations of techno-dub and new electronica. Pulsating paints, understated aura, sounds of surroundings and remains of postindustrial. Noticeable inspirations of Boards Of Canada, Future Sound Of
2 x cdr 66/63 min
An album presenting accomplishments of the younger generation (age up to 24) of performers of broadly understood electronica. A mixture of ambient, breakbeat, dance, darkwave, downtempo, brum'n'bass, dub, industrial, lounge, nujazz… 26 performers on two
A dose of elegant, sophisticated lounge tones. Fusion of film themes, jazz tradition of the 50s with modern arrangement of rhythm, melody. 12 miniatures reveal a dainty dose for those who are eager for tasty pastels and a bit faded musical past, the times of the "King".
requiem rec 9/2003
a limited series of 100 albums
Spika (former Ptah) renders the spirit of a journey into the depths of the oceans. Calm and quiet atmosphere. Drama of old, black and white war films. Style comparable to Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works…
64 minutes of walking through forests, woods and meadows. You will hear sounds of bison, deer, crickets… In your hike you will be accompanied by tones of Berlin school (Namlook, Biosphere) and pastel landscapes (B. Eno, R.
sleep well chapter II
compilation of the ambient bits
requiem rec 7/2003
cdr 64 min
The 2nd part of the compilation, presenting compositions of artists such as Diakof, Nubee Former, Nushee, Drwal Presents Down, Eta Carinae, Klake, Soja, Ucho, Cabaret, Mr. S, Antybiotix, Ftp Community, Human Error, C. H.
The mood of these compositions from the bounds of dreams transfers smoothly into trance rhythms and lines of synthesizers, so as to finally change into sounds collected from the street. It remains some kind of a soundtrack to a film happening in the future… It is a compilation of Future Sound Of London style with The Orb…
A black and white picture of a Polish city. These backgrounds, tones and rhythms are so charming that all of the compositions might become peculiar hits. Each of them is memorable. Extremely warm music, perfectly compounding electronic and acoustic music (violin). Based on hip-hop beat…
busso de la lune
race against time
requiem rec 4/2002
cdr 70 min
A really deep album, immersed in warm tones. A winsome journey through the underwater faint scenery, yet remaining strongly physical communing with nature. Influence of masters (Rapoon, B. Eno, Biosphere,
sleep well chapter I
compilation of the ambient bits
requiem rec 3/2002
cdr 60 min
A compilation including pieces of such performers as: Sing, Sing Penelope, Bexa Lala, Końca Taniec, Jerzy Korzeń, Przemek Thiele and Joanna Prykowska, Human Input, Maciej Staniecki, Rosengarden, Selene Aqva Dvctae, Busso De La Lune, Where The Soil Is Closer Than The
podróże i filmy
requiem rec 2/2002
cdr 50 min
Maciej is a former member of Hedone and Nemezis, as well as a composer of film music. This album contains nearly 50 minutes of beautiful soothing music. It is ambient comparable to the works of B. Eno or D.
requiem rec 1/1998
a limited series of 100 albums
Music rather distant from the actual style of Nemezis. This release presents remains of a melody plaited deeply into constantly expanding rhythms and loops. A collective work of the then Nemezis with addition of Końca Taniec's music. It is a peculiar fusion of Nurse With Wound and Future Sound Of
cdr 50 min
re-release of the tape published in 1995 in the number of 80 albums
The group was formed about 1990. With the support of electronica, bass, drums they were creating narrow or wide corridors of sounds, full of multidimensional levels and expression in the form of the rhythm, trans and hum. A very innovative record as for the 90s.
2 x cdr 50 min
re-release of the tapes (metal box) published in 1997 in the number of 80 albums
A selection of pieces performed by groups featuring Tomasz Twardawa (ZILLCH, ŁADNE KWAITKI, GODZILLA or GENETIC TRANSMISSION) in the 80s and 90s. Mastership of the genre - industrial. TKT means factories and
cdr 50 min
re-release of the tape published in 1998 in the number of 80 albums
Works of a former Nemezis member. Postindustrial, noise, ambient. One of the pieces was recorded 80 meters underground in post German bunkers near Gorzów Wielkopolski. For admirers of Lustmord and the
musli 24 A new series from Requiem. An album presenting achievements of the younger generation (age up to 24) of performers of broadly understood electronic. Musli 24 is to acquaint the wider auditory with the way young people create, think and perceive music… The release is divided into two parts: bright and dark.
sleep well A series of records intending to rock to sleep. A project of "music after 10pm". On one hand romantic mood and backgrounds, on the other one - a bit of darkness to keep equilibrium… Ambient, soundtracks, calm electronica and trips. The release confirms that so-called "underground" involves valuable artists who have no reason to be ashamed confronting mainstream