‘Pospolite Ruszenie’ Self-Titled Debut Album Available Now


pospoliteThe debut album by Pospolite Ruszenie is a fresh-sounding release on the contemporary heavy rock scene. The record showcases a modern approach to the more or less well-known musical and lyrical masterpieces of the Polish Mediaeval,
Renaissance and Baroque period.

Based on the original works of Mikołaj Gomółka (c. 1535 – 1591), Władysław of Gielniów (c.1440 – c. 1505), Wacław of Szamotuły (c. 1525 – c. 1560) or Mikołaj Sęp Szarzyński (c. 1550 – 1581), Pospolite Ruszenie’s blistering rock hymns create an entirely new sonic experience. Their music takes the listeners on a journey back in time, reminding them about their ancestors’ values, ways of life, as well as the long forgotten moments in Poland’s history.

The album includes 10 tracks, on which a classic rock line-up is accompanied by a whole range of different vocals, a violin, a hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, recorders, schawms, a lute, and a myriad of other historical and ethnic instruments. The band’s main recipe is fusing original tunes and lyrics with modern themes, and serving them in a heavy, rock sauce. However, there’s much more to their music than just that: the group is extremely versatile, and easily shifts from one style to another. Multiple influences from genres such as jazz, funk, folk, progressive rock or even extreme metal can clearly be heard throughout the record.

The band’s recording line up comprised members of several rock bands and numerous well- known instrumentalists from the Polish early music scene, e.g. Paweł Iwaszkiewicz, Paweł Muzyka (Open Folk, Dancerye), Henryk Kasperczak (Jacek Kowalski, Amaryllis), and Tomasz Dobrzański (Ars Cantus, Jacek Kowalski).

Line-up: Jan Trebacz – vocals, hurdy-gurdy Pawel Iwaszkiewicz – bagpipes, flutes, schawms Regina Szlachta – vielle, viola da gamba (treble and tenor), violone Krzysztof Kramarz – electric guitars (6 and 7 string), acoustic guitars Papirus – drums – Bako – bass guitar.


1.Nieście chwałę, mocarze (Psalm XXIX) / Ascribe unto the Lord, O Ye Mighty
(Psalm XXIX) 04:52′
2.Dobranoc Ci, Anusieńku / Good night, Annie 04:30′
3.Błogosławiony człowiek (Psalm I) / Blessed is the man (Psalm I) 05:06′
4.Do Kasie / To Kathy 04:44′
5.Kleszczmy rękoma wszyscy zgodliwie (Psalm XLVII) / Let us clap our hands in
harmony (XLVII) 05:01′
6.Pan Bóg Wszechmogący / Lord God, the Almighty 05:05′
7.Nie złodziejem / Not a thief 03:05′
8.Pieśń o Narodzeniu Pańskim / a Song of the Nativity 04:37′
9.Sławne potomstwo Lechowe / the Renowned Offspring of Lech 04:24′
10.Żołtarz Jezusów / Lament over Jesus 05:12′

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Video below: Album Teaser

Related articles:
Pospolite Ruszenie – Świebodność EP [Album review]
‘Pospolite Ruszenie’ New Song Available For Streaming ‘Nie złodziejem’ [April 2013]

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