It all started when Michal (also known as Michael) bought a portastudio in 1982 and put it in his parents' dining room, which he soon made his own space, with various instruments, and proceeded to spend the next 2 years recording such gems as "the quasar of the unprogrammed", "B is for  bird", "stravinsky" and the gems that later became "music from the living room".

He then moved to Camden and became part of that early '80s Camden scene, playing with "the duplicates" "a bigger mercedes" and "the wicked kitchen staff" among others, and recording many more tracks on the portastudio right up until the time he bought an atari and left england in 1987.

the living room in the 1980s

Whilst working on the "wicked kitchen staff" album he got talking to someone from the band’s record company who was interested in the then newish technology of portastudios. He subsequently agreed to release this legendary album based on demos sent in by Michal.

All the music on the album was recorded on a 4 track portastudio, and in "the living room" at his parents’ house where he lived at the time.

The album cover was designed by Michal from old sticky side A and B labels from the cassettes used to make the recordings.

25 years later, Michal is in Switzerland (where he now lives) and, inspired by some recent buzzes about the album, decides to remix and remaster the tracks.

In 2015 Music From Memory release tracks from the (newly remixed and remastered) album plus other contemporary tracks, as 12 inch singles and a double album.

the living room in 2008

what is Michal doing now?




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