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New Album ||Inner Estuaries||

 

 

a1650323434_10https://sufferingastrid.bandcamp.com/album/inner-estuaries

  1. Being as a Landscape
  2. Unseized Suns
  3. Dark Blue Vault
  4. Scattered Spots of Time
  5. Overturned Currents
  6. Within the Breathing of the Universe
  7. Run, River, Run
  8. Resigned, I Walk with Sunset Wind
  9. Shaking the Dust / Moving Waterwards
Reklamy

familiar journeying is not sameness, behold the light

Mława, 22.04/24.04.2016

New piece

Sinews of the Perpetual

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Bruno Janiszewski Sinews of the Perpetual

  1. Sinews of the Perpetual I
  2. Sinews of the Perpetual II
  3. Stawy Przysieckie (Styczeń)
  4. Wicher wciąż dmie
  5. Wśród daglezji
  6. Sinews of the Perpetual III

This album was intended to bear another artist name, bur for the lack of any definite ideas, I stuck to my real name. Who cares about the name, anyway.
The album’s sonic realm oscillates within such genres as ambient, acoustic/american primitive guitar, folk, or field recordings… as organic as I could.
It’s past the midpoint between winter and spring, so I hope the album captures this aura of weather’s suspension between windy and cloudy days, interwoven with quick flashes of serenity brought by the Sun.

The inspiration for the album title comes from one tree I saw whose trunk was truly sinewy – this, in turn, prompted me to visualise every particle of nature as consisting of such sinewy fibres of life, extending ad infinitum and being connected to one another.

Recorded in Toruń/ released in Mława on February 11th, 2016.

I am considering releasing this album on CDs, with the cover’s lettering being made with some glittery paper. The original cover lettering has a photograph of ice inscribed into it – ice from one of the Przysiek ponds, Przysiek being a village near Toruń where seven beautiful ponds are situated next to one another.

https://brunojaniszewski.bandcamp.com/album/sinews-of-the-perpetual

two poems

light premonitions

Great lives have been lived
Paragons of dignity and perseverance
Many leave every day, books close

Yet there persists that which reaches beyond
The mortal frame of a single being –
A set of noble endeavours enacted
Whose proliferation cannot but be passed over
Whole categories of what makes a man’s life
Worthwhile and complete
Life well spent supersedes the individual
And emanates graces of a universal seeing

We are universes
Noble transmitters of the One
Through us All sees

And blessed are those who venture to
Acknowledge the common light
Irrespective of one’s subjective lineage
Which constantly multiplies the vision of the One
Though sure it is that one abides in multitudes
And beautiful lives are those which are led
To excract the best out of our human experience

Sun shines, nature prevails
But nothing seems certain apart from the endurance
With which we protest and progress against
Any incertainties and griefs
Constant articulation and belief in permanence of things
Endow life with light necessary for avoiding
Any dark ditches we encounter on our paths

Everything is a dream and constant action within it
Reveals new landscapes, new suns, new reasons and ideas
Whose implementation there will be never enough time for
So lush as verdant undergrowth and immense sky formations are they

Dream and act
See bliss within

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new landscapes

What a joy it is to see things
Never before occurred to the eyes
New hills, new blessed shapes
Never to be counted in its infinitude
Festivity even greater when the sight is
Basked in Sun’s restorative waves of
Benign greetings to all that is.

To explore that which is truly universal
Is one of the noblest pursuits a human being
Could ever engage in –
No vain urges of vulgar and ill-minded business
Only mild breath of wind sifts through the mind
Which ever seeks moral and spiritual endowment

The perpetual indwells in old and new alike
Yet how glorious it is to confirm and extend
Its reign, which radiates into every soul, to
Landscapes inaccustomed to familiar perception
And how soothing it is to acknowledge principles
That always are true and always uplift when
The mind evinces downward tendency.
New lessons into the nature of the human being
Have been learnt, and the image of the truth grows
And the connection between its parts renders
Cohesive structure provided the mind rests at its
Most enlightened and receptive state, brave enough to
Welcome light in its life, no matter what struggles
It takes. To emboss the light within even when
Inner turmoils rage is the true trial of will and integrity

Last hours of 2015

One of my listeners (thank you!) asked me recently to add my latest album on Spotify, which prompted me to find out what that Spotify thing actually is and to proceed with having my music put there. I was not sure which aggregator to choose, who could then distribute my music to Spotify, iTunes, and so on. There are many aggregators, but only few offer favourable conditions for independent artists. To start with, I have my „Netheriser” album distributed there:
https://play.spotify.com/album/3IMO4KWBwZPdQzE9ByHtEP
I will make my other albums available soon. I am curious how my music will benefit from it. Time will tell.

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Year in review:

Things released this passing year:

1. Back to Dreaming (EP, released January)
2. „Poignant River” (single, March)
3. Portrait of a Young Man as a Transcendentalist (LP, July)
4. Trying Moments and Release (compilation album with unreleased late 2014 pieces, November)
5. Thither (EP, December)
6. Some acoustic albums https://brunojaniszewski.bandcamp.com/
7. Music video to „Beyond Solitude” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4miUf8F3sD0

In 2016 I will also release something under my Saponaria label.

Thank you for your support.

I wish you all the best for 2016! 
– Bruno

New EP

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An 8th EP

  1. Laura & Cedric
  2. Clearing Glimmer
  3. I Saw the Sun (Slowdive cover)

https://sufferingastrid.bandcamp.com/album/thither

Natvrologia update

New photos posted to my tumblr: http://www.natvrologia.tumblr.com

I forgot how glorious autumn forest can be.

Interview

I was interviewed by the good people at The Blog That Celebrates Itself: http://theblogthatcelebratesitself.blogspot.com/2015/12/netheriser-with-suffering-astrid.html

 

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