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BY THE SPIRITS is a folk project hailing from the mystic woods of the Lower Silesian region near the ancient Sleza mountain in Poland. Founded in 2016, the solo-artist Michal Krawczuk created a remarkable catalog and played over 40 shows throughout Europe. The essence of BY THE SPIRITS is to create folk-inspired music and lyrics that tell about the connections between man and nature, the spirituality within, love and death.
„Visions” is a compilation of old and new music that renders the scope of 'By the Spirits' aura thus far. Besides featuring the demo and EP material, the record holds three brand new songs, one cover version of COIL, and two alternate versions of previously published songs.
„If you need a break from the hustle and the sounds of urban life, this will offer you one – by transporting you the quiet, cool and dark woods of southeast Poland“ - Ave Noctum, UK (www.avenoctum.com
"kann man „Visions“ jedoch bedenkenlos an all jene weiterempfehlen, die sich gerne mit Musik beschäftigen, welche zu innerer Einkehr anregt und deren Kraft vor allem in der Ruhe liegt." Musikatlas, AT (musikatlas.at
"A glorious moment of nothing but peace and serenity as life comes to a halt." - Gbhbl, UK (www.gbhbl.com
released August 2, 2019
All music was carefully restored and remixed by Martin van Valkenstijn, during Spring 2019 at House of Inkantation, Gotha - Thuringia. Mastered by Danijel Zambo at Walden Halls, May 2019.
Art-Direction and Layout by Lukasz Krawczyk and Martin van Valkenstijn. Photos by Michal Krawczuk and Lukasz Krawczyk.By
the Spirits sigil drawn by Martyna Kostrzycka.