Abstrakt – balancing on the border of prog / post rock /metal.
Concept album Limbosis received high notes i.a. from 10/10 Guitarist Magazine, 9.5/10 Death Magnetic. It also appears in various portals, magazines and foreign radio stations (ie. Prog Core – Canada, Prog Britannia – UK, Empire Magazine – Germany, Tzertzelos – Greece). Abstrakt’s videos were played in total ca 17k times on YouTube and has ca 1k fans on Facebook.
“Imagine the world where the gloom, dread and heaviness clashes with the beauty of melodies and sounds. In the darkness, where the stage is illuminated by visualisations, Abstrakt will take you to the world you have never been to…”
74 minutes of Limbosis album depicts several stories, which bring the whole album together. Nameless main character, awaken from his sleep, falls into the nightmare. He got kidnapped by white-eyed bus driver on a journey through his weaknesses, instincts, defense mechanisms – basically through his limitations. With each stop further barriers are being overcome, in order to see the things as they are. In order to bring human awareness over brute “action-reaction” nature.
Abstrakt was formed in August, 2010 in Poznan (Poland) by students Łukasz Simiński (drumms), Michał Fiałka (guitar) and Jakub Puszyński (bass). The core trio cooperated with Radek Dominiak (keyboard), Dominik Kliche (vocal) and Maciej Dados (keyboard).
Few months of collaboration resulted with over 40 minutes of music. The band released its first demo “Virtual Extended Play” in July, 2011. It was also the time of their first live performances and even more intensified work on the second mini-album “Virtual Extended Play II”, which was released in 2012.
“Visualisations were integrated into their performance, often being just a short dramatized forms – dark, sometimes even slightly blasphemous. In general – good performance of a good band, a significant hope for the future. “
Another important chapter in band’s life commenced in January, 2013 when Krzysztof Podsiadło – new vocalist – joined Abstrakt and the core team became a quartet. Despite of the band’s instrumental roots and attitude towards music, with this decision they hit a bull’s eye. Krzysztof’s distinctive and unique singing style highlighted Abstrakt’s uncommon compositions and armed the music with the content and storyline.
At the beginning of 2015 the band released debut concept album “Limbosis”. The album got a very positive response, earned high notes and good reviews from polish and foreign music portals, communities and magazines. The band also appeared in numerous radio broadcasts around Europe & Canada. “Limbosis” got the status of the album of the week from Afera radio, appeared on Top 12 Posen Dozen hit chart and was recognized as “the best debut album of recent years” (G. Bryk, “ Guitarist Magazine”, note 10/10)
Also, in 2015 Maciej Dados – outstanding keyboardist, who appeared in “Limbosis” as a guest – re-joined the band and became the fifth member. In 2016 band start working on new album.