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Particular Factors is an ode to the awakening of instruments.
After three years, Jacek Doroszenko and Rafał Kołacki have resumed their project Mammoth Ulthana and they have done it in a very good style.
East – West / Mammoth Ulthana “Particulars Factors” Three years ago the debut album of a multi-instrumental project Mammoth Ulthana was released on Zoharum. It was critically acclaimed by reviewers (including me) The second album, with Rafał Kołacki and Jacek Doroszenko hidden under this name, develops motifs that appeared on their debut release in a spectacular way.
Mammoth Ulthana. Textures
The first album of this surprising duo formed by Rafał Kołacki (HATI, Innercity Ensemble, T’ien Lai, Molok Mun) and Jacek Doroszenko was released in 2013. It proved so delightful that it was among my favorite Polish releases of 2013.
I started this review pretty wide awake after a morning of home made eggs, sausage, and home fries, but now that I’ve gone through this album, I feel as if a lullaby was sung unto my ears by an angel and drifted me slowly into the dream world.
I didn’t know what to expect from Mammoth Ulthana. The moniker was totally unknown for me, only the name of one of the musicians was familiar – Rafał Kołacki is a member of HATI. A set of instruments attended by both artists would indicate either improvised sound experiments, or an affair related to primal sounds, outside our culture, both in terms of time and geography.