Three performances of bands set in industrial aesthetics – the Australian Kollaps, cult Łódź-based Jude and Blokowisko – a project by Maciej Jurga and Cezary Zieliński.
Kollaps is a post-industrial band from Melbourne known mainly for their extraordinary expressive live performances. Damian Coward, Wade Black and Robin W. Marsh, who make up the band, released in 2017 the album Sibling Lovers, which attracted the attention of the media to their work. The next step in their career and continuation of their formula combining post-punk, noise and industrial was the album Mechanical Christ released in 2019.
Jude is a band from Łódź, which during its over twenty years of activity has become a permanent part of the history of Polish independent music. An attempt to pigeonhole the band within the limits of closed musical styles is pointless – Jude plays violent music of instincts and impulses, overloaded with emotions, which can be conventionally described using the terms industrial-hardcore-punk-noise. Jude treats industrial as culture and attitude. Jude’s roots lie in punk, but they are industrial by calling.
Blokowisko is a duo composed of Maciej Jurga (guitar, vocal) and Cezary Zieliński (keyboards, electronics). The sound of the band comes from post-punk movements of the 80s. Their music resonates with elements of coldwave, synth pop, industrial music and neofolk. Their songs are always lined with a characteristic coolness, even if the foreground is dominated by danceable rhythms and warm synthesizers. The music of Blokowisko is a history of alienation in a populated city, where despite the apparent proximity of people separated by thin walls, man functions as an isolated, lonely individual. In September 2018, the band released their debut s/t EP.