Aqualuna

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X-NAVI:ET "Aqualuna" (CD, Eter Records / Zoharum, 2013)

Composed, recorded, processed and mixed by Rafał Iwański, 2011-2012

Mastered by Łukasz Miernik

Cover artwork by Anna Pilewicz: www.rekwizytornia-drzew.pl

The soundtrack was composed and recorded with the use of the following instruments and sound sources: analog synthesizer, analog filter machine, digital drummer, spring drums, rattles, cymbals, bells, stones, shells, metal objects, field recordings and electronic effects.

AQUALUNA project refers to primordial, organic pictures and sounds connected with the element of water and the Moon. It integrates dreamlike aquatic and lunar pictures which follow in succession, parallel to music composed for the film. To intensify the reception, the Authors, among other actions, made an efficient use of the synesthesia effect. The film is kept in the poetics of a dream, it constitutes a symbolic story about transformation. From the darkness, from a bright spot of the Moon-the jellyfish, a woman is born, breathing under water. The woman is dreaming and from her dream emerge oceanic spaces full of deep-sea creatures. In the depths of the ocean or human consciousness the alchemical transformations occur, leading in the final stage to the birth of a new transformed self.

Originally published on CD+DVD (01.01.2013) by Eter Records and Zoharum as "AQUALUNA - Alchemical Transformation Through Vision and Sound". Video: ANNA PILEWICZ | Music: RAFAŁ IWAŃSKI

Audio-video - excerpts on youtube:
IV. Climax: youtu.be/T3MK2O3X0U0
Official trailer (promo-mix): youtu.be/sgLy3y5Pkow

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released January 1, 2013

REVIEWS (excerpts) / RECENZJE (fragmenty):

This is a true audio video project to be enjoyed in his whole. Recommended.
Chain D.L.K., www.chaindlk.com/reviews/?id=7541

A very interesting album worth to explore.
panoramajournal.blogspot.com

Aqualuna might be taken as something of overused term "ambient" but I would go a little bit further than that as there is plenty of action on the second plane - background preparations are almost invisible but add an extra quality which defines it in a broader view on almost oneironautical trip of this great interactive material.
Hubert Napiórski, felthatreviews.blogspot.com/2013/09/

Aqualuna jest dla mnie współczesną formą grafiki muzycznej - dwupoziomowym tworem, który zachwyca swoim symbolizmem i bogactwem ekspresji.
onlygoodmusic.pl

Zmysłowa w każdym znaczeniu tego słowa.
Bartek Chaciński, polifonia.blog.polityka.pl

Bardzo udany eksperyment. Tak sobie myślę że jeszcze nie słyszałem słabych dźwięków stworzonych przez Iwańskiego. Fani ambientów i eksperymentów powinni się zainteresować.
darknation.eu

„Aqualuna” na pewno jest materiałem godny uwagi, choć w pełnej, audio-wizualnej wersji, na pewno nie jest to rozrywka łatwa. Niemniej jednak zarówno od strony muzycznej jak i wizualnej jest to album jak najbardziej udany i, przede wszystkim, nietuzinkowy.
Musick Magazine,

“Aqualuna” pulsując najróżniejszymi syntetycznymi odgłosami uzupełnionymi przez chroboty, drapania oraz zgrzyty, przyciąga uwagę i wyostrza zmysły słuchacza każąc mu pozostać przygotowanym na najmniej spodziewane.
Dominika Węcławek, www.t-mobile-music.pl/opinie/podsumowania/podsumowanie-2013-ambient-i-okolice,15393.html

Czy domówka z Aqualuna ma sens? Jak najbardziej ma, co więcej, spokojnie może obyć się bez suto zastawionego stołu.
Marc!n Ratyński, www.popupmusic.pl/no/39/recenzje/1793/rafal-iwanski-i-anna-pilewicz-aqualuna-alchemical-transformation-through-vision-and-sound

One of Iwański’s releases (also in Zoharum’s catalogue) is CD/DVD album „Aqualuna”, recorded together with a visual artist Anna Pilewicz, which is an effect of their collaboration in the audio-video field and a result of expolaration in a sphere of sensual synesthesia. Lots of synthetical sounds with a bit of field recordings. Entirely it’s even more delicate in a musical layer. Sensual in every meaning of this word. S for SENSES.
Translation of Polish review written by Bartek Chaciński: polifonia.blog.polityka.pl/2013/02/28/wydaje-sie-w-polsce-zoharum/

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Rafał Iwański a.k.a. X-NAVI:ET creates an electroacoustic music. Co-founder of groups KAPITAL and Voices of the Cosmos. Percussionist and co-founder of HATI, Innercity Ensemble and member of group Alameda 5. He has performed many times throughout Europe and USA. R. Iwański has collaborated with an impressive list of people, including Z'EV, Richard Pinhas, PURE, Mazzoll, Raymond S. Harmon. ... more

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