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Light Star Guiding

I conceived this idea, which had been formulating for a considerable amount of time, as an opposition to all the acoustic projects I am currently often based in, and also as a return to my roots - when I started playing, my first group was a very electric, post punk noise-jazz kind of sounding outfit, and I wanted to return some way to this idea but with many more years of experience to draw upon. Composition and Improvisation are parallel in this group and they should both feed each into each other. The use of sustained rhythm as opposed to “jazz” drum patterns, with Bass forms backbone that everything else can hang on. Repetition and trance are as important as melody and harmony as are the use of extreme techniques from both electric guitar and saxophone, but, we never forget about the beauty of music and the ability of great music to transport both band and listeners, this is our primary goal hence our name “Light Star Guiding”. Group members: Ray Dickaty: tenor saxophone; Mikołaj Poncyljusz: guitar; Staszek Czyżewski: double bass; Dominik Mokrzewski: drums.

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Light Star Guiding: Light Star Guiding

Read "Light Star Guiding" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Light Star Guiding is a Polish quartet which makes music collectively, with a seamless combination of composition and improvisation (all the music on this album is credited to the whole band). It is a very contemporary sound, frequently employing repetition and trance. Tenor saxophonist Ray Dickaty says he sees the project as an electric counterpoint to ...

Album

Light Star Guiding

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Guiding Intro; And She Said (Goodnight, Flower); The Ancient, The New; Hymnal; Reflection; After Frank (Wright).

Musician

Mikołaj Poncyljusz

Guitarist, composer and producer – the leader of the Warsaw based „HoTS” band. A graduate of the State Music School of the second degree of F. Chopin in Warsaw at the Faculty of Jazz and a graduate of the Academy of Music Karol Szymanowski in Katowice in the department of jazz and stage music. Currently associated with the HoTS, Light Star Guiding, Warsaw Improvisators Orchestra and Opera Na Zamku in Szczecin.


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