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Job Karma (PL)


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Audiovisual project established in Wrocław (Poland) in 1997. The members are Maciej Frett and Aureliusz Pisarzewski, with Arkadiusz Bagiński in charge of the visuals. The group hails from the post-industrial scene but with every new album the musicians cast their net wider into the extended field of dark electronica - from ambient to techno, dark wave and EBM. What remains unchanged is the quality of their music that, as the critics say, makes it “a movie for your ears”: picturesque and expressive, it is an ideal soundtrack for the never made film that the listeners can ‘see’ using their imagination.

The group is famous for their suggestive live performances that combine music with the elements of animation and video art. They depict the relationship between human and machine and between human and sacrum as well as slow decay of value systems due to advancing comercialization of everyday existence of individuals and societies.

The group (both as Job Karma and as 7 JK - collaboration with Matt Howden) released eight albums in Poland, UK, USA, Italy, Austria and Czech Republic and played around 200 gigs in Europe. They have performed regularly at the most important festivals of dark alternative music, such as Wave Gotik Treffen, BIMfest, Schlagstorm, Elektroanschlag, Mėnuo Juodaragis, Sensoria, Wroclaw Industrial Festival and Castle Party.

Since 2001 Frett and Bagiński, as Industrial Art, have been organising WROCŁAW INDUSTRIAL FESTIVAL, showcasing contemporary industrial music and culture and dark electronica.


Job Karma ist ein audiovisuell konzipiertes Ambient-Projekt aus Wroclaw/Polen, das von Maciek Frett und Aureliusz Pisarzewski 1997 gegründet wurde. Den visuellen Beitrag trägt Arek Baginski bei. Bei ihren Live-Shows werden Performance- und Video-Kunst vereint, um vor allem die Beziehung von Mensch und Maschine und den Werteverlust in der heutigen Konsum- und Kommerzgesellschaft abzubilden.

Neben dem Release zahlreicher CDs und der DVD "Ecce Homo" (2005) sind Die Mitglieder von Job Karma auch selbst Veranstalter. Sie organisieren verschiedene Festivals: WROCLAW INDUSTRIAL FESTIVAL, RITUAL, WROCLAW INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL und das ENERGY OF SOUND FESTIVAL.