Project Description

Prisoners of Expectations


Release date: 05.05.2022

Artificialice presents her debut album Prisoners of Expectations.

The electronics juxtaposed with acoustic percussion, double bass, saxophone and stirring vocals. The material full of such sounds had been created by a group associated with the Tri-City, but was recorded in a tiny shed in Polanówka, a small village near Lublin, Poland. The intimate and informal conditions of this session definitely favored the recording of exceptionally personal confessions. On the album that eludes genres, Artificialice guides the listener through successive – often surprisingly different in style – pieces, offering listeners a story about discovering self identity, and above all about the need to free from the “prison” of personal and others’ expectations created in the own mind.

Young, talented and creative musicians associated with the Academy of Music in Gdańsk worked on the album, also co-creating bands such as: Immortal Onion, Hania Rani, Tomasz Chyła Quintet, Quantum Trio, Alfah Femmes, Mu (Tymon Tymański), Zgrzałość (Marcin Świetlicki), Sławek Jaskułke Sextet, Grzegorz Kapołka Trio, The Fruitcakes, Ziemia or the above-mentioned Klawo. The material had been created as a result of collective cooperation interwoven with the individual process of music production by Krzysztof Hadrych, Ziemowit Klimek and Maciej Świniarski.

It’s better not to set any expectations.

Written and performed by Alicja Sobstyl, Krzysztof Hadrych, Tomasz Rafalski, Ziemowit Klimek, Maciej Świniarski, Alan Kapołka, Michał Jan Ciesielski
Lyrics by Alicja Sobstyl, Maciej Świniarski (Forgotten Dreams)
Recorded by Szymon Zalewski, Maciej Świniarski, Ziemowit Klimek, Krzysztof Hadrych, Michał Jan Ciesielski
Mixed by Stendek, Envee
Mastered at Legatomastering by Marcin Bociński
Cover photo / pictures inside by Paweł Bajew / @pawel_bajew 
Promo pictures by Maciej Rybicki / @morethanbreath
Graphic design, typography by Zuza Rogala /
Executive production by Alicja Sobstyl, Tomek Hoax



The Paradox of Knowledge (2022)

Until (2022)

Don’t Panic Attack (2022)