After quite a long break, the artist behind one of the biggest bestsellers in U Know Me Records’ history is back. His previous album Futura sold out swiftly, and listeners’ appetite for new music from Galus (aka Rafał Gałaszewski) has been enormous.
Flowers Eats Animals is a remarkable record in many respects, and the artist himself describes it so:
“The idea for the album came about in my mind around 2011. I got to the point where I didn’t really know what kind of music I wanted to make, but I also knew that I didn’t want to repeat the ideas that I had already recorded. I wanted this material to contain the entire cross-section of music that has always inspired me - electro-acoustic music, experimental music from the 60s, as well as the fusion of jazz, electronic music, and progressive rock. Deciding on the instrumentation for the recordings, and the final sound I wanted to achieve, was what took the longest. The original version of this record was recorded in late 2012, but it didn’t stand the test of time and only a sketch of one track survived and was further developed for this record. The original plan was for this record to be a full-length album, but it turned out that four tracks, and the format of an EP, ideally suited the themes I wanted to explore and conveys the direction in which I’m developing my music.”
Five musicians joined Galus in recording the music for this record, including Elżbieta Baklarz, Dominika Gałązka, Marcel Mrozowski, Marek Pędziwiatr, and Wojciech Sobura.
Flowers Eat Animals was mastered by Mikołaj “Noon” Bugajak from the audio-games.pl
studio. He described the EP:
It’s a great pleasure to hear original music that doesn’t follow any trends, but is the result of personal explorations. This is something that is truly lacking in our country.
Let’s not forget the graphic design, which in this case was created by Przemek “Sainer” Blejzyk from Etam Crew. We have good news for his fans as well - each vinyl record will include a poster of the EP’s cover artwork.