‘Bałwan’ is the second single from Live at SpaceFest!, a new album from the sixth incarnation of Pure Phase Ensemble. The lineup for last year’s event included Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Emil Nikolaisen of Serena-Maneesh, who played alongside a host of exciting Polish Musicians. Previous editions of the ensemble have featured Mark Gardener (Ride), Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Ray Dickaty (Spiritualized), and Steve Hewitt (Placebo).

As the name suggests, the album was recorded live at last year’s SpaceFest! in Gdańsk, a yearly mini-festival celebrating all things psych, shoegaze and space rock. Most of the musicians had never played together before and they had just a few days during the workshop led by Anton and Emil, to create what would become the show and the album.

When asked about the importance of SpaceFest! Anton responded, “I want to help establish SpaceFest! as one of the most important cultural events in Poland and totally relevant in Europe. I would like to be involved on a deeper level. I want to integrate culturally, artistically with all of Europe…well not the fascist part haha, not the neocons…not the Polanski eyes wide shut fuckers… but the artists”.

Live at SpaceFest! is out on the 29th September via Nasiono Records.