Sing Sing Penelope concert`s review on Warsaw Electronic Festival "Warsaw Voice" (17.10.2003)


A year has gone since the post-jazz group called Ecstasy Project played in QULT club in Warsaw. It was during the big music event called WEF. Now - performing on WEF II, Rafał Gorzycki, the leader of SSP proposed quite new team: Sing Sing Penelope and also formula - even better fitting the climate of the electronic festival. What they performed on 16.10.2003 on the WEF stage in Jadłodajnia Filozoficzna club was the idea of mixing jazz and electro humorous feeling, which is very rare in the electronic projects. SSP had the audience's attention form the beginning to the end of the show. Sophisticated sound and freshness of the psychodelic music arrangements proved that it the energy and emotions sent to people that makes the musicians mature. So was the concert. People were almost sitting on the stage, the cozy club atmosphere was good for the good vibe transfer. SSP was invited to the festival because it is one of the rare groups which look for their own identity on the field of jazz and electronics. The classical instruments are connected with the characteristic worked out melodic, all this proving that electronic music not necessarily leads to ambient and click and cut. Not edited but played music moved the public of Warsaw Electronic Festival. We hope to see it released on CD. SSP is the step towards the new Polish post jazz activity, coming from electronics, giving the freshness, idea and energy. Roman Domagalski