Makaruk - Folk Love Songs (pl. Erotyki Ludowe) is an album, which connects polish traditional music with modern arrangement and jazz composition.
The album is filled with illustrative sound impressions, magic, traditional mysticism and trance. However, often the music switches into humorous vocal and music jokes full of spontaneous energy and instrumental improvisation, which reveals the spontaneity and freedom of polish traditional and jazz music together.
The album repertoire includes songs about love, betrayal, affection but also it contains ballads. songs about death, impermanence. The spectrum of emotions played during the concert is very wide.
The sound of the band is an innovative and previously unheard of mixture of interesting jazz arrangements, classical sounds, colorful polish traditional texts and traditional melodies as well as wide and deep electronics.
The totality is fulfilled by the appearance of the award-winning polish traditional female choir, singing in an exceptional timbre, typical for East-European folk music (Singers Ensemble of Ruda Solska - Zespół Śpiewaczy z Rudy Solskiej) and special guest stars: Michal Urbaniak (a world class jazz violinist and composer), free-jazz guru Tymon Tymanski - renown polish jazzman, cooperative of late Lester Bowie, Tuvan khoomei throat singer and shaman Gendos and others.
The Erotyki Ludowe album was released on the 8th of October by Karot Kommando label from Poland.
„ Folk Love Songs" (Erotyki Ludowe) is something of a complex and dramatic listening collection, where you can hear elements of jazz-rock of the 70‘s, but also a lot of artrock and clasical psychodelia. Folklore of North and South Americas has always been fascinating, same with mediterranean not to mention the all- being jewish music. But thanks to this album you can find, that Polish folklore does not have to be a rough village fun and that it can be inspiring in a really strange conventions.
Wojciech Łada, Uważam Rze
An inspiring album!
DJ Ritu, SOAS Radio, "A World in London" Programme
Fans of etno sounds should reach for the latest album of Makaruk. Old, traditional texts (mainly erotic) and melodies are served in an interesting jazz-electronic sauce.
Wojciech Przylipiak, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (****)
Something like this has never been seen on the Polish music market!
Wojciech Ossowski, Radio Trójka
Big respect for such a beautiful approach to polish ethnic music.
Radio Show Ranne Kakao, Roxy.FM (Tymon Tymański, Piotr Kędzierski)
Makaruk - Polish Folk Love Songs (Erotyki Ludowe) is an album presenting all shades of love.
Panorama News TVP2
Soon a premiere of an album showing the depth of polish music.
Artur Orzech, Radio Trójka
Makaruk - Polish Folk Love Songs album (Erotyki Ludowe) is chosen by us for the album of the month in October. Sebastian Korsak, Radio PIN
Once again I recommend, it’s really worth it!
Igor Sokołowski, TVN 24
It’s an intriguing merge of enterteinment and traditional music.
Beata Cholewińska, Polsat News
Erotics is not always a tall blonde, it can also be a choir of ladies in folk dresses, singing with a traditional voice that makes you tremble.
Konrad Wojciechowski, Metro
It’s a very innovative project.
Tomasz Lipiński and Wienio, Wysypisko Radio Show, Roxy.FM
Grzegorz Ciechowski have already recorded and album “Piejo kury, piejo” and made it a sex-filled music hit, but Dariusz Makaruk went even further. He collected over a dozen of the folk songs, wrapped them with electroacoustic sounds and released as Erotyki Ludowe album (Polish Folk Love Songs).
Marek Dusza, Audio (****)
Dariusz Makaruk gives polish folklore a shape of a tasteful instrumental music.
Łukasz Badula, Kulturaonline.pl
Makaruk has a wide musical consciousness and is a skilled producer and arranger. He set himself an uneasy task; I can’t recall a more surprising approach to traditional music.
This is an album forth coming back to. and rediscover the richness of texts and stylistically varied music. In my opinion it’s one of the most interesting and worthwile albums of the 2012.
,,Erotyki ludowe'' (Polish Folk Love Songs) is an exceptional piece of work (...) In this colorful paysage of ideas and melodic solutions, right on the electronic surface Makaruk has showed the strength and potential of traditinal song. That’s why I think many young listeners, previously unattentive to folk music, will find that album very interesting.
Radosław Bruch, W szczecinie.pl