In March 2018 Instant Classic released a new album from Kapital (duo of Rafał Iwański and Jakub Ziołek) and Richard Pinhas (Heldon). Entitled “Flux”, the record is the outcome of musicians’ meeting at Unsound Festival in Kraków (Poland). CD version comes in a digipack.
“My first encounter with Richard Pinhas in a live setting took place in 2009 when he played CoCArt Music Festival in Toruń,” recalls Rafał Iwański. “It was a great experience but more akin to psychedelic and rhythmic ambient music. It wasn’t until 2013 when we met again, this time with Jakub Ziołek, during If You Say So… Festival in Bydgoszcz and this resulted in the creation of Kapital project. Richard mentioned then that he would love to come back and play some more concerts in Poland,” he adds. “Out ties with Rafał and Richard started to intertwine at this moment, in a very strange and unpredictable way,” says Ziołek. “I think that his encounters with our music could be limited to Kapital’s first album and our gigs at MPM Ambient Festival and later Alameda 5 performance at Unsound in Kraków,” says Iwański.
Ziołek and Iwański recall that before their recording sessions in Kraków they only had a couple of musical ideas but most found their way onto the album. “When working together with Jakub as Kapital or in bigger bands like Innercity Ensemble, we tend to rely on improvising. This was also the case here: Richard played on the basis on our sounds and we adjusted our sound visions to create a more concise entity. Unfortunately, later on we discovered that some of our instrumental tracks had to be re-recorded but we managed to salvage guitar parts which in turn were later edited,” explains Iwański.
“Flux” consists of five compositions and one bonus track. All of them were mixed by Iwański and Ziołek, mastered by Marcin Bociński. Cover graphic comes courtesy of Ewa Bińczyk.