mazutnoise.bandcamp.com

Paweł Starzec's and Michał Turowski's project Mazut came into being in 2013, but over two years it chiefly consisted in hours of talk about the band's future sound. The original idea of recording live bass and drums was abandoned, while both musicians, who in the meantime were busy with their solo projects, combined their experiences to create a completely new musical concept of their duo. Mazut means an abundance of colourful effects, a toy keyboard, laptop, vintage radio receivers, dictaphones, magnetic tapes found among trash or bought at flea markets, a Unitra cassette player, samplers, synthesizers, drum machines, a four track cassette recorder, and a truckload of other gear. In their always improvised and thus unrepeatable pieces, the band members explore dark and musty territories of minimal beat music, where dirty and crude lo-fi acid techno intertwines with industrial feedback. All of this is spiced up with sampled text which adds to their sound's dark feel whatever it actually is – be it extracts from fairy tales, a speech by a war murderer, or a manipulative pep talk.

Text by Rafał Jęczmyk, Wrocław Industrial Festival.


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Current Discography:

[LP/EP]
#1 (BDTA, 2015)
Eichwald (BDTA, 2016)
Split with Emma Zunz (BDTA, 2016)
La Belle (BDTA, 2017)
#1.5 (Remastered / Self Released, 2017)
Atlas (BDTA, 2018)

[Live recordings / official bootlegs]
Warszawa (BDTA, 2016)
Investigate The Source Of Your Lowered Self-Esteem (Trzecia Fala, 2016)
Rytuał (Self Released, 2016)
2309/1712 (Self Released, 2017)
Vulgar Display Of Hradec (Self Released, 2017)
Hradec 16/02 (Self Released, 2017)
Re-education Through Labor (Self Released, 2017)
There's 70 Billion People Of Earth; Where Are They Hiding? (Self Released, 2017)
1310 (Self Released, 2017)
Theremin (Self Released, 2018)
CKCSK (Positive Regression, 2018)

[compilation appearance]
Biedopad #2 (BDTA, 2017)
Occasions To Sin (WRONG, 2017)
Aleppo (Positive Regression, 2018)
Ardea Cinerea (Pointless Geometry, 2018)


Live appereances up to date:
08/04/2016 - Neon Side, Wrocław (+ Emma Zunz, Czarny Latawiec, Bartek Kujawski)
09/04/2016 - Pies Andaluzyjski, Poznań (+ Emma Zunz, Wszystko)
10/04/2016 - Radio Żak, Łódź
11/04/2016 - Eufemia, Warszawa (+ Palcolor, Emma Zunz)
06/05/2016 - Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk (+ Centralia, Emma Zunz)
20/05/2016 - Mózg, Warszawa (+ Facial Index, Wiktor Milczarek, Smakowita Pajda)
27/05/2016 - Rytuał Festival, Zaklęte Rewiry, Wrocław (+ Ghosts Of Breslau, Lutto Lento)
13/06/2016 - Eufemia, Warszawa (+ Skalpy Z Drzew)
25/06/2016 - Betel, Kraków (+ Bartek Kujawski)
30/06/2016 - Hocki Klocki, Warszawa (+ DUST)
23/09/2016 - Brutaż, Kulturalna, Warszawa (+ Ryan James Ford)
24/09/2016 - Galeria Tak, Poznań
03/11/2016 - Wrocław Industrial Festival (+ Emma Zunz, Ash Code, Hiroshimabend)
15/12/2016 - Wrosound Festival, Impart, Wrocław (+ Urok, Palcolor, Christian Löffler)
08/01/2017 - Pogłos, Warszawa (+ Palcolor, Gazawat)
09/02/2017 - Hydrozagadka, Warszawa (+ Nadja, Dead Factory)
15/02/2017 - Plan B, Ostrava, CZ (+ Pachuka)
16/02/2017 - Menu, Hradec Kralove, CZ (+ Gazawat, Centralia)
17/02/2017 - Punctum, Praha, CZ (+ Gazawat, Wrong Dials)
18/02/2017 - Secret Location, Wrocław (+ Gazawat, Centralia)
25/02/2017 - Bazar, Katowice (+ Gazawat, Centralia)
26/02/2017 - Baza, Kraków (+ Gazawat, Centralia)
11/04/2017 - Progresja, Warszawa (+ Perturbator, Nightrun87)
13/04/2017 - Pogłos, Warszawa (+ Cold Cave)
12/05/2017 - Beerokracja, Warszawa (+Nightrun87, Meteor)
13/05/2017 - Mózg, Warszawa (playing to a silent movie by Jan Svankmajer)
08/06/2017 - Dwie Zmiany, Sopot
08/07/2017 - Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival, Katowice
13/07/2017 - Plac Zabaw, Warszawa (+ Jesień)
29/07/2017 - Pogłos, Warszawa (b2b laptop set)
11/08/2017 - Ladom, Warszawa (+ Gazawat, Centralia)
03/09/2017 - Domoffon Festival, Łódź (+ 11, Job Karma, Jozef Van Wissem)
04/09/2017 - Chmury, Warszawa (+ Ritualz, Tough Rough)
22/09/2017 - Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Warszawa (Ping Pong Amplified Installation)
13/10/2017 - Z Archiwum Ćpuńskiego Bitu, Pogłos, Warszawa (+ Janurz)
20/10/2017 - Biedopad Festival, Carpe Diem, Wrocław
31/10/2017 - Metronom, Warszawa (+ Clicks, Das Moon)
18/11/2017 - Flauta, Przychodnia, Warszawa (+ FOQL, VTSS, COmoc, Jakub Lemiszewski)
08/12/2017 - Pogłos, Warszawa (+ Kollaps, Operant, Brighter Death Now)
10/12/2017 - Kadr, Warszawa (live score for "Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt" movie)
05/01/2018 - Pogłos, Warszawa (+ Palcolor, RSS B0YS, Lautbild)
20/01/2018 - DK Luksus, Wrocław, PL (+ Bang-Utot)
22/01/2018 - Kubik, Trnava, SK
23/01/2018 - MŰTŐ, Budapest, HU (+ not enough violence, lanuk)
24/01/2018 - Down Under, Vienna, AU (+ hiroshimaabend)
25/01/2018 - Theremin, Praha, CZ (+ Molly, M-N)
26/01/2018 - MENU, Hradec Kralove, CZ (+ Bang-Utot, Carrageenan, Somaticae)
27/01/2018 - Zimnichaak Festival, Orlova, CZ
28/01/2018 - Herna, Brno, CZ (+ Gazawat)
23/02/2018 - NRD, Toruń (+ Trzaski)
22/03/2018 - CH25, Warszawa (+ Hatti Vatti)
06/04/2018 - Hydrozagadka, Warszawa (+ Youth Code)
07/04/2018 - Pod Minogą, Poznań (+ Youth Code)
15/04/2018 - Pogłos, Warszawa (whole day chillout set)
28/04/2018 - Powidoki, Warszawa (+ BNNT) (all night set)
11/05/2018 - Chmury, Warszawa (+ Xeno & Oaklander)
02/06/2018 - Katowice Grają Dla Aleppo (+Palcolor, Kucharczyk, Janurz, Sierra Cosworth)
08/06/2018 - Młodsza Siostra, Warszawa (+ Wetware, Qmam & Czaje)
14/06/2018 - Wampetery 2018, Warszawa (+67,5 Minut Projekt, Lemiszewski/Olter, Hubert Zemler)
20/07/2018 - Koniec Świata, Toruń (+ Palcolor)
21/07/2018 - Mózg, Bydgoszcz (+ Palcolor, Polskie Drony)
04/08/2018 - BWA, Wrocław
10/08/2018 - Ladom, Warszawa (+ Olter / Gęsicki)
11/08/2018 - Ł Festival, Łowicz (+Syny, Charlie, Seltron 400)
17/08/2018 - Teatr Per Se, Płock
18/08/2018 - Dom Słów, Lublin