We are waiting for the official music video called Android. Work on its completion is in progress but in the meantime Piotr Krompiewski released a video to the track Powered, that is taken from his last album called Tenacity. To creat the video Kromproom used a lot of free video footage of Project Apollo under the public domain license. In the final production we can see an astronaut sitting in gyroscope being tested during astronaut testing program (USA 1969). Also we see a team of engineers manufacturing Apollo 11, that was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. Welcome to watch and listen to this great combination of music and image.
Music written and produced by Piotr Krompiewski (Kromproom).
Free video footage under the public domain license edited by Krompiu.
Although very little to go on, Kromproom release this teaser video for the album ‘Darkness’. The track called Android is taken from the soundtrack produced to the Novel 'Revolution, Baby!' by Dan Davis. We look forward to the full version of the scene but now we are glad that we can show you the official teaser of the music video.
Android music written and produced by Piotr Krompiewski (Kromproom).
Teaser edited and produced by Marek Holewiński (Madness Graphics).
As every year, viewers O!PLA 2016 (IV Edition of The Festival of Polish Animation) will watch the largest panorama of contemporary Polish animation, comprised of the best productions of the last two years (in almost all animation techniques). This video Kromproom - Artificial Intelligence (created by Alicja Blaszczynska) is nominated for a prize of the festival in the category of animated video clip. Alicja has been received two nominations in this year. Good luck for her!
On the 25th of January 2016 Dan Davis conducted an interview with the band EKS-port for the Cover Up! News Magazine. The full interview is published in German under the link here. Here we are publishing a large part of the interview in English. Dan Davis: Hello!
Can you say some words about EKS-port and the history of the Project?
MC Else: Hello! Yes we can. We
met as two solo musicians in Cracow in Poland in 2008. After our meeting we got the idea to do a music
project and we called our duo EKS-port. From that moment we also started a relationship and now Piotr is my husband. I come from the Czech Republic and Kromproom comes from Poland. Our band name can be read as Else Kromproom Sound-port. It arose from the word Export
and means an exchange of musical ideas between us like a kind of international
Kromproom: Yes,that is a short
origin of the band's name. Our debut album eks-peryment was released by
Carlos Peron’s label in 2011. From the album the track Two Faces was chosen
for the soundtrack Revolution, Baby! - Darkness, which was collaboration between me and Jens Esch Centurio. Since 2012, our EKS-port productions
such as the album 7788 km/h (2013), the single 1-2-3-4-5-R (2012) and ABS –
Remixes (2013) have been released digitally by our label Kromp Room Records. The track ABS was officially remixed among others by a well-known German band
called The Psychic Force. Others remixers of the track ABS are DJ Dubtron
from India, Vulturius and Jamick from Poland.
Dan Davis: When did you
start to make music?
MC Else: In 2004 as a sixteen year old girl I was fascinated by the wolrd of Polish hip-hop and due to this
fascination I began rapping lyrics written by myself. Together with my brother
(DJ YoGi) and our friend we founded a group called Touareg Crew. Our group
played live a few concerts in the Czech Republic, including in Prague. From
2006 to the beginning 2008 I performed solo and published my first demo album
called 2004-2008, which I recorded with my brother and various other artists. I grew up among sounds because
my dad owned a music store for 15 years. I have been a member of the music
project EKS-port along with Kromproom since 2008. I have collaborated with Carlos
Perón (ex Yello), Jens Esch Centurio and other artists from all over the world. In 2009, along with Kromproom, we founded the Kromp Room label.
Kromproom: At the beginning of the
90s I composed music modules on Commodore Amiga computers under many pseudonyms
(yazz, jazz, krompiu). In the second half of the 90s I was a member of the
group Virtual Madness along with Rafał Głębowski and Marcin Kmiecik. Together
we created Brain Killer, one of the first FPS (First Person Shooter) games
for the Amiga. I have been producing music as Kromproom since 2001. I have been
a member of the music projects EKS-port with MC Else since 2008, and CbK (Centurio beatz Kromproom) along with Jens Esch Centurio since 2011. I
collaborated with Carlos Perón in 2010-2011. In 2009, along with MC Else,
we founded the Kromp Room label, which is still going today. In 2012, Kromp
Room was registered under the name KROMP ROOM RECORDS (aka KrompRoomRecords)
by GVL in Germany.
Dan Davis: How would you
describe the music of EKS-port?
MC Else: Our
music is a mixture of various styles of electronic music, especially: break
beat, new beat, electro, hip-hop, techno, trance, tribal, ebm, etc. Also we
like mixing live sounds with electronic samples.
Kromproom: We are fans of music and
do not limit ourselves to one specific style or trend. I liked it when we start
recording Eli’s voice because in my opinion it adds a special meaning to
EKS-port productions. MC Else has an unprecedented tone of voice, so I had to
learn to work with her rap and vocal in our studio.
Dan Davis: We are talking today
because you have new album called Abgrund, a soundtrack to my book of the same name. How long did spend work on it?
Kromproom: If I
remember correctly it was in January 2014 that I received the information from
you, that you wanted someone to compose music for your art-book Abgrund. Than we agreed that the music would be produced by EKS-port.
MC Else: At the end of 2014 the work
on the soundtrack gathered pace when we got the book from you, which
made a big impression on us. It was a great thing to stimulate inspiration. We
can say that we worked on the soundtrack for about 12 months.
Dan Davis: I think we
should talk about each track on it. You did 10 tracks because there are
10 chapters in the book, and each track has the name of an artwork from me. So
can you say a few words about the first track No Evil, your inspiration, musical setting, ideas, work and so on…?
MC Else: The picture called No Evil shows the horns done by hand. In various cultures of the world it means something bad but also
something good so we got the idea of creating the first track with heavy beats and
bass. My lyrics, which I rap in Czech talk about confrontation between different nationalities in the same place. Foreigners come to us and say, that they are doing no evil but the reality is quite different. The lyrics bring up the subject of the hatred of some people towards our European culture.
Dan Davis: Now about the musical
setting, inspiration, ideas, and work for the other tracks: We will go to track 2: Aura. Can you say a few words about it?
track is an experiment. Aura shows the spatial atmosphere of a room
where you can see unique photos and images. The dark purple room with a sofa next
to the wall looks like a scene from a film by David Lynch.
Dan Davis: Track 3 Dog:
MC Else: The picture inspired me to write lyrics about the
friendship between a girl and the animal creature, which you can see in the picture. It is a combination of a dog and a dragon. Naturally, I needed to sing the refrain to emphasize the love and
friendship between the two entities.
Dan Davis: Track 4 Soldier:
composed music to the picture because I was a professional soldier for several
years. The composition is melancholic which expresses the emotions of a soldier
who must leave his family to fight for freedom.
Dan Davis: Isn't there is an
option of a free download of this track as a statement against war and terror?
MC Else: This
song was composed especially for our soldiers who are fighting for our security
and hindering breakout of a major war. We agree with the use of this
composition in our fight for freedom and against terror. The track is available
to freely download from our SoundCloud profile at https://soundcloud.com/eksport/soldier.
Dan Davis: Track 5 Traumzone:
Kromproom: The depictions of deformed
buildings in Traumzone inspired us to create a trance composition, which starts with the sounds of city traffic. MC Else wrote the minimalist lyrics in English. We wanted to make a mix with trance rhythms, bass and Else‘s
voice, that transports the listener to an industrial-dreamland.
Dan Davis: Track 6 Black Mirror:
Kromproom: The mirror is a very
interesting and mystical invention and stimulates the human imagination.
When I was a child I wondered what was on the other side of a mirror. This short musical composition is a bridge between the world and its mirror image.
Dan Davis: Track 7 Face:
MC Else: Based on this black and white image I wrote the lyrics in Czech, which tell us that our life is not just black or white. Every person can
achieve their goal if they are strong and patient.
Dan Davis: Track 8 Moonchild:
MC Else: Your picture inspired me to write the lyrics, just as for all the other tracks. It is simply tale of a wonderful person who comes from space. This cosmic person has supernatural powers. For a more cosmic sound I decided to sing in the final part of the song.
Dan Davis: Track 9 Weapon:
MC Else: The Czech lyrics, that I wrote for this track describe the picture perfectly. Let me quote a brief excerpt: ...I'm a dangerous woman, I'm holding a
gun, you can not escape from me, I’m like a dragon, I’m an aggressive woman,
drop the weapon! You'll be severely punished for your behaviour... It's a bit feminist :) Kromproom: I really like these lyrics: ...my feminine shape and plunging neckline destroy you more than my gun... :)
Dan Davis: Track 10 Salome:
Kromproom: In this picture you can see a woman in a sensual pose. For this
reason I recorded my voice as sound of a man, who expresses desire for Salome.
Dan Davis: Miss MC Else… on track such as Dog and Moonchild you`ve changed from rapping to tuneful singing in some parts. Is this the first time and a new facet of you on this album, a coming out ;-) ?
MC Else: When I was a child I started singing and sang in
a small children's choir and composed my first songs. When I was a teenager
I started rapping my lyrics but I have used singing to add spice. I've started working on my solo album with Kromproom, in which I am also going to do some singing.
Dan Davis: What is your favourite track on ABGRUND:
MC Else and Kromproom: We like Dog because it seems to us the
most interesting and experimental. We also like Traumzone and Moonchild. On the whole, we are pleased with the entire album. We would like to thank all those people who
contributed to this album, especially you Daniel for following us to compose the soundtrack to your art-book Abgrund. Thanks also to Marek Holewiński who created the audio teaser for the album.
Dan Davis: Thank you EKS-port! Proofreading by Malcolm Collen. Full version of the interview in German is under the link here.
Dan Davis im Interview mit EKS-port. Kromproom & Sängerin MC Else über das neue Album ABGRUND zum Buch von Daniel Bosch (Dan Davis). www.cover-up-newsmagazine.de Copyright
by COVER UP! Newsmagazine, 25.01.2016
(Copyright Bilder: by EKS-port / Daniel Bosch)
You are warmly welcomed in the New Year! We have for you the first news. Work on the video for the track titled -Android- is growing impressively. Director Marek Holewiński (Madness Graphics) lifts slowly the certain on.