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Job Karma (PL)

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(official homepage) A postindustrial group based in Wrocław, Poland, started in 1997 by Aureliusz PISARZEWSKI and Maciej FRETT , initially aided by Jacek GROSZEK, who quit in 1999.

Their debut work relied both on the sound of analogue and digital instruments and devices (acoustic generators), as well as on looped trancelike rhythms. They gained considerable renown for their audiovisual performances, the imagery and videos provided by Arkadiusz BAGIŃSKI, a graphics, performance and video artist, a permanent collaborator of the group. Although stylistically consistent and following on from their first album, their next works were enhanced with more sophisticated ambient textures, snippets from film and documentary dialogues, radio plays and broadcasts.

The group employs a wide variety of means of expression, ranging from synthetically prepared electroacoustic structures and sampling, to distorted or processed rhythms or even melodies. Through their music and carefully selected and prepared imagery and videos they seek to deal with the dysfunctional elements of contemporary civilization, the looming war and annihilation, the inimical political and religious system and the slow decline of all values due to the progressive commercialisation of the day-to-day life of an individual and society.

Since 2000 they have been running an on-going project "RYTUAL" concerned with the effects of civilisation's progress on the human condition, and involving site-tailored music and video materials to be performed at specific locations, such as a thermal power plant, a cathedral, a synagogue or Chernobyl. Since 2001 FRETT teamed up with BAGIŃSKI and together they have been organising the annual WROCŁAW INDUSTRIAL FESTIVAL, a major contemporary event designed to popularise the contemporary varieties of industrial music and culture.

(http://job-karma.labellos.de/) 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.