Posted by Jakub
Skalpel are a jazz duo from Poland on Ninja Tunes, they sample 50s-70s Polish Jazz and piece together tracks. I always liked the video for this song and the raw lo-fi recording did it for me everytime. It reminds me of The Avalanches alil but not as uptempo, i’ll post something from them soon.
Skalpel – Sculpture[audio:sculpture.mp3]
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Piotr says:June 17, 2008 at 1:21 am
One of the best polish chilled jazz bands ever! I really like Pink Freud as well you may want to check it out.
This clip is very clever indeed. Plus I love the covers of all skalpel’s albums. Nice typography!
Jessie Rumble says:June 17, 2008 at 1:36 am
The studio that worked on their covers is Panda Yoghurt (www.pandayoghurt.co.uk).
Skalpel is one of my favourite band ever. It’s a pity they seem to have disbanded. No news since their last album – Konfusion – in 2005…
Ted says:June 17, 2008 at 6:37 am
I do like it a lot, but it’s definitely background music to me. It’s the same several bars repeated infinitely with some drums that kick in at random.
It reminds me of Koop, but I think they do a better job at not being so repetitive.
Chris says:June 17, 2008 at 2:42 pm
I’ve often felt that Skalpel sometimes did the Cinematic Orchestra thing better than the Cinematic Orchestra! Quantic did a really nice remix of one of their tunes.
Alex / HeadUp says:June 18, 2008 at 1:26 pm
I was on a NinjaTune stint in 05-06, especiallly over Jaga Jazzist’s A Livingroom Hush, another great jazzy release. I’m surprised how little I’ve heard from NinjaTune since then, although it could be due to my lack of paying attention to them once I started to get into more IDM-ish ambient and downtempo sounds.
I never checked out these guys in depth, might have given them a brief listen while myspace browsing, but I am definately going delve back into NinjaTune’s lineup in search of new aural pleasures…thanks for posting this up!