BIOGRAPHY

 

Tekla Mrozowicka, a Warsaw based versatile purveyor of ambient (but she can drone, go into harsh noise mode and has a penchant for a good beat, too) has been extremely busy with keeping her stream of sounds at bay. Her main alias is cétieu, which is an ambient-drone moniker of a multifaceted „técieu / cétieu / éctieu” project, under which she has released over a thousand minutes worth of music. In doing so, she has also happened to generate quite a buzz by striking deals with record labels from around the globe (e.g.: BLWBCK, Twice Removed, Unknown Tone Records, Bôłt). Her efforts garnered her comparisons to Ian Hawgood, Hakobune, Steve Roach, Tim Hecker, Celer and Stephen Mathieu. However, it’s worth mentioning that not all of Tekla’s inspirations are musical. The textural approach with which she sculpts her sounds is an extension of her keen interest in painting and visual arts, that to her is as essential as the sonic constituents.


Tekla Mrozowicka to dobrze znana scenie niezależnej dziennikarka muzyczna, promotorka i producentka. Związana z francuskim labelem BLWBCK, australijskim Twice Removed, najnowsze swoje wydawnictwa prezentuje w amerykańskiej Unknown Tone Records, oraz rodzimej wytwórni Bôłt. Tekla w ostatnich latach zdążyła wydać blisko 1.000 minut muzyki. Przez krytyków muzyka cétieu porównywana jest do dokonań Iana Hawgooda, Hakobune, Steve`a Roacha, Tima Heckera, Celera czy Stephena Mathieu. Jej debiutancki dyptyk został doceniony przez prestiżowy brytyjski magazyn Fluid-Radio, pojawiła się również na składance SEQUENCE8 brytyjskiego magazynu i labelu Futuresequence, który od kilku lat wyławia najważniejsze twarze w światowym ambinencie. Na składankach Futuresequence znalazły się m.in. takie nazwiska jak Loscil, Simon Scott, Machinefabriek, Field Rotation, Birds of Passage, Rafael Anton Irisarri czy Kyle Bobby Dunn. Jej album Ceiling Stories został wyróżniony przez brytyjskie A Closer Listen w zestawieniu 10 najlepszych albumów dronowych, wydanych w 2014 roku.

Influences

Brian Grainger, Arovane, Celer, Saåad, William Basinski, Tim Hecker, Boards of Canada, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Pan American, Stars of the Lid, Sunn O))), Biosphere, Zbigniew Karkowski, Russell Haswell, Murcof, Philip Jeck, Leyland Kirby, Nadja, Mathias Grassow, Stephan Mathieu, Richard Chartier, Fennesz, Machinefabriek, Tomasz Bednarczyk, Manuel Göttsching, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Keith Jarrett, Robert Fripp, Robin Guthrie, Harold Budd, Kyle Bobby Dunn, Merzbow, Jim O'Rourke, Einstürzende Neubauten, Xmal Deutschland, Bauhaus, Giacinto Scelsi, Gustav Mahler, Brahms, Sergei Prokofiev, Erik Satie, Amon Tobin, Aphex Twin, Pan Sonic, Autechre, Frank Bretschneider, Kangding Ray, Robert Henke, Benn Jordan, edIT, Mikołaj Trzaska, David Daring, Tortoise, Mathias Eick, Jaga Jazzist, Bohren und Der Club of Gore, Ken Vandermark, John Zorn, Franz Hautzinger, Terence Blanchard, Enrico Rava, Bonobo, Coldcut, Rapoon, Gaas, Plastique Noir, Massive Attack, Red Sparowes, Explosions In The Sky, Levity, Marcin Masecki, Sufjan Stevens, Yann Tiersen, Erlend Øye, Radiohead, Archive, UNKLE, Mike Patton, Jack White. Moderat, Apparat, Fritz Kalkbrenner, LCD Soundsystem, Burial, Desolate, Lindstrom, Brad Mehldau, Max Richter, Trentemøller, The National, Pangaea, Martyn, Cristian Vogel, Jeff Mills, Untold, Demdike Stare, Skalpel, Francesco Tristano, Bill Laswell

 
INTO THE LIGHT BY CÉTIEU  7' lathe cut vinyl / digital  Mastering: Wil Bolton, London, United Kingdom Artwork: Phil Gardelis, Athens, Greece  Label: Twice Removed  release date: June 1, 2015, Perth, Western Australia

INTO THE LIGHT BY CÉTIEU

7' lathe cut vinyl / digital

Mastering: Wil Bolton, London, United Kingdom Artwork: Phil Gardelis, Athens, Greece

Label: Twice Removed

release date: June 1, 2015, Perth, Western Australia

PROMINENCES  by  Tekla Mrozowicka | Marcin Cichy   Bôłt Records 2015 released November 3, 2015    PROMINENCES appeared on the 2d edition of Polish Jazz Recordings and Beyond by Maciej Lewenstein.   "Bôłt strikes back. A wonderful collaboration between Tekla Mrozowicka and Marcin Cichy of Skalpel: \noindent{\bf **** Prominences} B\^o\l Records\noindent{\bf **** Prominences} B\^o\l t BR K007 {\it Tekla Mrozowicka (comp, elec); Marcin Cichy (comp, elec).} 2015. B\^o\l t comes out in 2015 with another position in the Kikazaru Pleasures that presents a duo of Mrozowicka, based currently in Warsaw, and Marcin Cichy, of the leaders of Skalpel. The album very profoundly illustrates the {\it c\'etieu} part of Tekla's personality - most of the track are very tranquilizing, minimalist -- they clearly belong to the ambient/drone/electronic genre. There is nothing especially exploratory in this music, but the charge and amount of peacefulness they carry is outstanding. Only for this the record deserves ****. There are four compositions on the album -- my favorite are the opening "Whispering", with wonderful piano sounds, and the closing "Bells", which at the end drifts a little toward noise and industrial music. The title of the record and the second track, "Prominences", comes from solar prominences, an astrophysical term. According to Wikipedia: "A prominence is a large, bright, gaseous feature extending outward from the Sun's surface, often in a loop shape. Prominences are anchored to the Sun's surface in the photosphere, and extend outwards into the Sun's corona. While the corona consists of extremely hot ionized gases, known as plasma, which do not emit much visible light, prominences contain much cooler plasma, similar in composition to that of the chromosphere. The prominence plasma is typically a hundred times cooler and denser than the coronal plasma. A prominence forms over timescales of about a day, and prominences may persist in the corona for several weeks or months. Some prominences break apart and may then give rise to coronal mass ejections. Scientists are currently researching how and why prominences are formed." Obviously, this scientific inspiration explains the incredible cosmic mood of the music. One of the most beautiful records with electronic music of the last decade!"

PROMINENCES

by Tekla Mrozowicka | Marcin Cichy

Bôłt Records 2015
released November 3, 2015

PROMINENCES appeared on the 2d edition of Polish Jazz Recordings and Beyond by Maciej Lewenstein.

"Bôłt strikes back. A wonderful collaboration between Tekla Mrozowicka and Marcin Cichy of Skalpel:
\noindent{\bf **** Prominences} B\^o\l Records\noindent{\bf **** Prominences} B\^o\l t BR K007
{\it Tekla Mrozowicka (comp, elec); Marcin Cichy (comp, elec).} 2015.
B\^o\l t comes out in 2015 with another position in the Kikazaru Pleasures that presents a duo of Mrozowicka, based currently in Warsaw, and Marcin Cichy, of the leaders of Skalpel. The album very profoundly illustrates the {\it c\'etieu} part of Tekla's personality - most of the track are very tranquilizing, minimalist -- they clearly belong to the ambient/drone/electronic genre.
There is nothing especially exploratory in this music, but the charge and amount of peacefulness they carry is outstanding. Only for this the record deserves ****. There are four compositions on the album -- my favorite are the opening "Whispering", with wonderful piano sounds, and the closing "Bells", which at the end drifts a little toward noise and industrial music.
The title of the record and the second track, "Prominences", comes from solar prominences, an astrophysical term. According to Wikipedia: "A prominence is a large, bright, gaseous feature extending outward from the Sun's surface, often in a loop shape. Prominences are anchored to the Sun's surface in the photosphere, and extend outwards into the Sun's corona. While the corona consists of extremely hot ionized gases, known as plasma, which do not emit much visible light, prominences contain much cooler plasma, similar in composition to that of the chromosphere.
The prominence plasma is typically a hundred times cooler and denser than the coronal plasma. A prominence forms over timescales of about a day, and prominences may persist in the corona for several weeks or months. Some prominences break apart and may then give rise to coronal mass ejections. Scientists are currently researching how and why prominences are formed." Obviously, this scientific inspiration explains the incredible cosmic mood of the music. One of the most beautiful records with electronic music of the last decade!"