Fragile, hesitant, melancholic, cracking and humming. It were such sounds we heard bubbling up from what seemed to be a virgin and magical country, a country named Amatorski.
Amatorski (the name derives from the Polish word for amateuristic) was founded in 2008 and gave its first noteworthy performance at the 10th edition of the Rockrally. Their first album ‘Same Stars We Shared’ with the single ‘Come Home’ exposed the first miniatures of Amatorski while their following album ‘TBC’, which was released in 2011 and contained eight songs, showed a more extensive and richer colour palette: somewhat cold and dark, threatening, dreamy, compelling, silent, noisy, minimal and sometimes with a touch of drama added to it. Their latest project was ‘Amatorski Film’. Their music gives the impression of being very filmic and together with some young directors they created a program which shows an effortless confluence of their music and short films. They also made a soundtrack for a Belgian black-and-white movie from 1928.
With her vulnerable voice, Inne Eysermans has certainly made a name for herself as the singer of Amatorski, but she is sometimes supported by the vocals of guitarist Sebastiaan Van den Branden. Portishead, Massive Attack, Sparklehorse, Ornette Coleman, the dismal children’s song from Eraserhead … Amatorski puts you in a dreamy mood, and this time without a film.