SpaceFest! is a festival of shoegaze, space-rock and psychedelic music. It consists of concerts, workshops for musicians from Poland and abroad, meetings with legendary artists, a competition for young bands and live album releases.The sixth edition of the festival will be held on 2-3 Dec 2016 in Gdansk!
SpaceFest! is organized by Nasiono Association in cooperation with Laznia Centre for Contemporary Arts, Club Zak and with the support of the City of Gdansk.
Here’s a short documentary from Pure Phase Ensemble ft. Anton Newcombe workshop accompanying the 6th edition of SpaceFest! in 2016. The musicians taking part in the project were:
Anton Newcombe – guitar, vocals, mellotron
Emil Nikolaisen (Serena-Maneesh (Official) – guitar
Karol Schwarz (7faz, Karol Schwarz All Stars) – guitar, vocals
Olga Mysłowska (Polpo Motel) – vocals, keyboard
Maciej Karmiński (Jesień) – drums
Marcin Lewandowski (Judy’s Funeral, Castlings, SOON) – bass guitar
Jakub Żwirełło (Oslo Kill City, Szezlong) – guitar
Kacper Graczyk (Aiodine, coding) – electronic beats, synths, backing vocals
Giddy up and see the new incarnation of Pure Phase Ensemble ft. Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) on 2-3 Dec at Klub ŻAK! The other bands on SpaceFest! line-up are Be Forest.,Camera, Lonker See, DIV I DED, The Third Sound, The Fruitcakes, MDME SPKR, Wild Books, Rosa Vertov. And as a dessert – pagan disco with DJ Snowid.
Check out our festival teaser and get in the mood!
This is our official festival poster. Patryk Hardziej is the author of this year’s SF! visual identification, as well as the graphic designer of Pure Phase Ensemble 5 ft. Hugo Race album cover.
Excited about this year’s edition of Pure Phase Ensemble? We definitely are, but in the meantime let’s sit back and enjoy the music from the last year’s concert ft. Hugo Race. This Friday (21.10.2016) we premiere the album “Live at SpaceFest!”. You can get your copy from the Nasiono Records website: http://nasiono.net/en/album/ppe5-live-at-spacefest/
The 6th incarnation of Pure Phase Ensemble will blow your minds. It will be fronted by Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre who will stick to only one rule – that there are no rules when it comes to making music. So we can expect everything. Anton has also invited Emil Nicolaisen, a producer and bandleader of Serena-Maneesh to join the group. The rest of this year’s band are:
Karol Schwarz (7faz, and founder member of PPE) – guitar, voc
Olga Mysłowska (Polpo Motel) – voc, keyboards
Jakub Żwirełło (Oslo Kill City) – guitar
Maciej Karmiński (Jesień) – drums
Marcin Lewandowski (Judy’s Funeral) – bass guitar
Kacper Graczyk (Aiodine) – synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, voc
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have concluded our competition for young bands. On 2-3 Dec you’ll hear powerful shoegaze from Rosa Vertov, garage/psych from Wild Books and retro psychedelic rock from The Fruitcakes.
Uwaga! Attention! Achtung! Bнимание! Pozor! Atención! ‘Early-Bird’ tickets are on sale now – and they cost only 50 PLN! They are available in Klub Żak box office and online: http://tickets.klubzak.com.pl/
For more information on tickets and special prizes go to: http://spacefest.pl/bilety
Pure Phase Ensemble’s ‘Notatki’ is featured on PZYK Vol.2 – a deluxe triple vinyl compilation released to celebrate this year’s Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia! For more information, full tracklisting and to preorder go to: http://bit.ly/PZYK_Vol2
It’s time to make first announcements about this year’s SpaceFest line-up! Let’s start with Pure Phase Ensemble 6 featuring Anton Newcombe from The Brian Jonestown Massacre as its artistic director. We’re so excited!
Well, this is basically a competition for young Polish bands that play sheogaze, space rock and all kinds of weird stuff. But if you are not Polish and you think your music fits our festival and your predestination is to play at SpaceFest! then try your luck and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (send us links to your bandcamp etc). Who knows – maybe we’ll be so besotted with your music that we’ll invite you to come over.
And if you have supernatural powers and can speak Polish, check these:
It’s confirmed and official! Pure Phase Ensemble, an international, shoegaze collective, created especially for SpaceFest!, will play at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia on 24 September 2016. We’ll have a chance to listen again to Mark Gardener (RIDE), Ray Dickaty (ex-Spiritualized), Jacek Rezner (Wilga), Kamil Hordyniec (Wilga), Michał Pydo (Hatifnats), Michał ‘Kostek’ Stolc (Cisza nocna) and Karol Schwarz (KSAS) play the material released in 2015 on the seminal album “Live at SpaceFest!” w 2015.
It’s our pleasure to share with the whole wide world the FULL CONCERT of Pure Phase Ensemble 4 feat. Mark Gardener recorded at SpaceFest! in Gdansk in 2014. Last year we released the live album but this material is just so damn good that we’ve decided to publish a video version as well.
The band will meet again to play a concert this year. We can’t tell you when and where just yet, but we can already share the news. More details soon to come. Meanwhile here’s the FULL CONCERT from 2014 for you to enjoy!
Press info (with hi-res photos):