The wonderful vocals of Natalia Grosiak are this band’s biggest strength
The music of the Wrocław group is best described as something between mellow jazz and pop. Vocalist Natalia Grosiak is as straightforward as she is “different”. The skillful instrumentalists understand each other perfectly after having played together for years - but Grosiak is really something else. She has a delicate, almost fragile, high-pitched, crystal-clear voice. She stays in her specific register regardless of whether the band is playing a subtle, ethereal song or a rhythmical, jazzy tune.
In addition, Grosiak writes her lyrics, which sometimes allude to folk art (as does her singing). In Raspberries, she sings:
the thorns of the raspberry bush are covered with drops of sweet, red blood / and my neck is being pulled down by a chord made from rowanberries / the eyes of huntsman passionately follow our every move / let’s spend the winter in a forest house, in the branches of trees
Grosiak may be melancholic but she brightens up her blues with a smile, with optimism.
Mikromusic was founded in 2002 by the vocalist and Rafał Korbaczyński, who plays guitar. The line-up includes the bass player and producer Robert Szydło, keyboard player Robert Jarmużek, Adam Lepka on trumpet and drummer Łukasz Sobolak. One should also mention Maciek Prokopowicz, who is a sound engineer – his role is important considering the fact that the group is interested in trip-hop.
The band has made powerful, fast albums such as Sova as well as quiet reflective ones like Sennik / Dream Book. Lately their music has become more delicate than before. They work hard on the melodies and arrangements. The precise net of sounds woven by the instrumentalists surrounds the sonorous voice of Grosiak. The band’s latest album is humourously entitled Piękny Koniec / Beautiful End and it includes the rhythmical hits Takiego chłopaka / Boyfriend Like That and Zostań tak / Stay Like This.
Jacek Świąder, Gazeta Wyborcza, June 2013
2006 – Mikromusic
2008 – Sennik
2010 – Sova
2012 – Mikromusic w Eterze
2013 – Piękny koniec
Official website: www.mikromusic.pl
Contact the band manager: Natalia Tunikowska, tel. 603 799 110, firstname.lastname@example.org