„Escapism” is the second album produced by Piotr Rajski also known as Pepe..
Once again, he offered us music that is hard to close in one genre and is best described by the artist himself:
At the time of creating this album, the world was ab- solutely dominated by the pandemic turning our lives upside down. Writing new music has became a way to escape from disturbing reality.
According to Paweł Bartnik who also mixed and mastered my first album “Afterimages”, the second one is more colourful and vivid. I think he described well the idea I had in mind while recording the new tracks. I wanted them to stay in that dreamy tone which can’t be referred to only one genre.
I found “Escapism” a great opportunity to combine my UK inspirations ("Vanity Fair", “WQRWY") and rap fascinations from Money Sex Records or Tartelet Records ("Realizm Magiczny”). While working on the album my biggest inspirations were i.a. Madlib, D'Angelo, Samiyam, Ras G, Jai Paul and Overmono.
I’m extremely happy I could create some of the songs with such talented people as Moo Latte, Kasia Siepka from Byty, Paulina Przybysz, Immortal Onion, Baasch and Wuja HZG. Everyone’s unique personality enriched the sound and compositions on the album.
The cover was designed by Beata Śliwińska “Barrakuz” and it’s based on the summer photo ta- ken by Kuba Olachowski. It’s worth mentioning that it was created using analog collage technique.
And where did the title come from?
The songs on the album are for me the way to escape from the pandemic and explore new musical areas. I just wanted to forget about all the laws, quarantines and restrictions. Imagination turned out to be the perfect cure for this.
The vinyl version of the LP will be released in two colour versions.