"TBC"
CD
1. Fading
4. Peaceful
5. 22 Februar
6. 8 November
7. Cheapest Soundtrack
DISC 1

1. Fading
4. Peaceful
5. 22 Februar
6. 8 November
7. Cheapest Soundtrack
DISC 2

2. Same Stars We Shared (bonus EP)
3. The King (bonus EP)
4. My Favorite Work of Art (bonus EP)


Amatorski


Here's the debut album by Amatorski, one of the most promising young bands around.


Amatorski was recently described as "the best Belgian act around at the moment" by The Guardian (UK), while Les Inrockuptibles raved about the band's recent show at the Reeperbahn Festival, "extremely classy... refined, delicate, melodic, subtle: the most beautiful concert of the evening". The French magazine went on to compare the band's "absolutely delicious atmospheric pop" to the music of Sufjan Stevens, Portishead and Sparklehorse, and other writers have evoked Sigur Ros or The Cocteau Twins.

Singer Inne Eysermans (who also plays keyboards & guitar), guitarist/vocalist Sebastiaan Van den Branden, bass & keyboard player Hilke Ros and drummer Christophe Claeys formed Amatorski in Ghent, and immediately achieved wide recognition in the Benelux with their self-produced, self-released Same Stars We Shared EP, which contained four exquisite songs written by Inne, and carried by her hypnotic voice.

Inspired by the letters exchanged by Inne's grand-parents during World War II, the EP's opening track "Come Home" conquered the local charts, got airplay on all national radio stations, and was used in a commercial for a famous brand of water.

Then came the TBC album, a beautifully arranged suite of songs which weaves electronic & acoustic ingredients with delicate orchestrations. The album was again created in the band's studio in Ghent, and mixed in London by Darren Allison (known for his work with Belle & Sebastian, Efterklang and The Divine Comedy). The album ascended to #5 in the Belgian charts (a rare feat for a totally self-released album), and earned the band nominations in several categories at the Belgian Music Industry Awards.

The band's two music videos were directed by young up-and-coming Belgian film directors (Wannes De Stoop for The King, and Maria De Gier for Soldier).

"Amatorski" means "amateur" in Polish. The name may possibly be connected to a certain movie by K.Kieslowski.

Amatorski's devoted following keeps increasing after each of the band's mesmerising performances ("Perfection on all fronts", according to Dutch magazine OOR), which beautifully translate the album's dreamy sonic & lyrical universe.

The band has now joined forces with Crammed Discs, who will be giving Amatorski its first international release, with a special double-pack edition of the "TBC" album and the "Same Stars We Shared" EP, due out in early February 2013.

Amatorski will be touring around Western Europe in February to promote the release, and will embark on a longer Spring/Summer tour from May on.


Releases

AMATORSKI - TBC
AMATORSKI
TBC
cram200
AMATORSKI - Impatience DVD
AMATORSKI
Impatience DVD
cram203
AMATORSKI - Re:TBC
AMATORSKI
Re:TBC
cram208
AMATORSKI - from clay to figures
AMATORSKI
from clay to figures
cram235