The holiday news, as far as publishing this or that, is as follows:

1 / Der Father (or Joanna Halszka-Sokołowska, Daniel Pigoński and Jerzy Rogiewicz) have recorded a great album, which will come out in August. Kupicz mixed it, so there..

2 / Paweł Szamburski’s solo album? How we had to nag that little pumpkin to finally do it! But we nagged and he did. Or at least we’d like to believe we had some part in his glorious capitulation. Good old, and well-tested, ‘Supported by Lado’ series.

3 / Two LPs with music from our beloved Sao Paulo: Hab and m.Takara. This is ‘Supported by Lado’ in the bad new, and completely untested, version: hand-screen-printed covers and limited to 50 LPs of each.

4 / An LP reissue of a so-called bottom-shelf classic – Mitch & Mitch’s "12 Catchy Tunes (We Wish We Composed)". That’s mid-summer.

And as far as holiday news as far as live gigs, more precisely Lado in the City Festival, you just have to watch the enclosed video.

Kisses to y’all / ABC


Not so much to celebrate it, but still on the International Children’s Day Lado ABC will publish its first record for the youngest and the even youngester. And for their parents. And their parents’ parents. And for the pets. Jerz Igor “Mała płyta” (that’s “Small Record” in Polish). Jurek and Igorek collected money online and put out an album with a booklet spreading wider than an acordeon and featuring a stylistic range broader than Andre Agassi’s forehand swing. Chamberishly small on the one hand, and grand on the other. Lyrical and cheerful, but also lyrical and sad. And we could go on and on like this. Beautiful stuff. You can listen to the sample below, and the product itself will be available soon, when you click here.


18/02/2014 / ABC X

We're pulling no punches coming into this new year, because - well - it's our tenth anniversary. Fourth grade.

So first for the gigs and special events: we begin with three special editions of the Warsaw Orchestra of Recreation (WOR) in Warsaw's TR (the second offering on March the 5th); we're planning a DeLux version of Lado in the City in the summer, but hush for now 'cause we don't want to jinx it; and the fall... we won't speak about that either, because, frankly, we don't know much ourselves.

When it comes to publishing:

1. 60 MINUT PROJEKT "Behringer Mixtape Plan" (MC)

All y'all kept asking the guys after gigs when they'd release something, so they're releasing something. A limited issue of 60 (you know it) tapes of 60 minutes (you know that, too), featuring the material from the October 2012 live concert in Kiev's Divan club. Unedited as there really was no editing that stuff. Screen-printed cover in six versions signed with six tags of six legendary Polish writers. Six. Six. Six.

2. ED WOOD "Post-Mortem Lovers" (CD)

Hugely delayed, the album will come out in April. An outstanding piece of work from those Bydgoszcz-based scamps, with a tiny contribution from almost the entire line-up of Paristetris. By coincidence. A radical change of direction! Retrograde messaging! Mathematical precision! Bang!

3. LXMP with CLAYTON THOMAS "Krautcore Kamikaze" (CD)

The third edition of the LXMP+ series. A result of last year's recording session that was constantly interrupted by one Waldemar Kuleczka, who was mixing his pieces next door. The effects are pretty surprising, if such terms apply here at all, but then again you know... we must write SOMETHING. That's in April as well.


The project headed by Piotrek Bukowski (Stwory, Hokei), exploring something one could arguably sum up as Commodoresqueishness. Reverbed 8/16-bit stuff and moving melodies with seriously improper midi-pitch interventions. The record took sweet time to be made, but it finally bemaded. It was initially scheduled to come out in November 2011, but floppy discs are like wine, so April 2014 will also be good.


And as to the long-overdue: we have Slalom's CD on offer, and soon will back that up with an LP. The Felix Kubin LP is also coming.

That's all for now. Of course, we have a lot more things planned (Record Store Day! What's up with that?), so we'll keep you informed.

Greetings / Labo ADC

30/10/2013 / AUTUMN NEWS NOW!


A few fun facts for the upcoming heating season:

1. Felix Kubin "Zemsta Plutona"

This has already been discussed so what more can we say? The album comes out the day after tomorrow on CD and at the beginning of 2014 on limited edition LP. You can buy it here.

2. Slalom "Slalom"

A new trio from Mazowsze - Tyciński / Weber / Zemler - will take you for a journey into the world of the lap steel, MS-20 bass, the crazy polivox, the sampler and the drum. Pre-order and pre-listen here. Album premiere stretched out to three dates: Nov. 7 (download), Nov. 21 (CD) and Jan. 15 (LP).

3. Pictorial Candi "Drink"

Another installment of our "Supported by Lado" series will be without the cardboard envelope or the stamp. This time the album will be released in the form of a soft drink. The mixtures prepared for months by Candi herself, the music prepared for months by Candi herself (and other themselves) - all this in the bottle with a drink that, as Candi warns, may explode. So be careful. The download code the bottle will on its label carry. Album premiere somewhere in November. Later maybe other formats, but we can't be sure. Here's a trailer you should watch.

4. Felix Kubin mit Mitch & Mitch "Bakterien & Batterien"

The last bang of the year - a joint record of that guy with those guys. Recorded and mixed by Tobias Levin, it will be out on December 1st. The day of the premiere is also the first day of the European tour. The Polish tour that's next year.





Great news from abroad (in the broad sense) is that in the autumn our humble little circle will welcome none other than Felix Kubin. Here's the deal:

Firstly, Lado ABC will be one of three publishers of Felix' newest release entitled "Zemsta Plutona". During a secret meeting in Thessaloniki the planet was divided thusly: Gagarin Records & ZickZack took over Western Europe, Lado ABC took the east and The Omni Recording Corporation seized the rest. The agreement stipulates that we put out the CD and a limited edition of the double LP (123 pieces). All this on November 1st, so be on the look-out for all the pre-ordering and such.

Secondly, on December 1st, Felix will appear again, this time together with Mitch & Mitch. Their joint release is being mixed as we speak by the legendary (here and there) producer Tobias Levin. Pre-ordering and such here as well. But that's not all the autumn news.

Stay tuned. For ever.

As usual a few quick news bits. Lado in the City was nice for us and hopefully for you as well. Big thanks to Borek and Powiększenie for organizing the chaos. But now we have ourselves a new school year and things are as follows:

Marcin Masecki is flying to Tokyo for two gigs; Mitch & Mitch are starting to record their album with Felix Kubin; Baaba is working on a new material with the new drummer Janek (plus, the leader is becoming a father again); Pictorial Candi is working on the flavours for the new EP; and many more, including the fact that autumn has arrived, so we'll tell you very soon what plans we have for this beautiful season.


Quoting Powiększenie:

LADO W MIEŚCIE 2013 (LADO IN THE CITY 2013) is yet another edition of the unique holiday concert series that offers a subjective cross-section of what is fresh and interesting on the so-called independent scene in Poland and around. We’ll see young but already very good bands, which we think are worth supporting and promoting, some new blood and also a few guests from abroad.

Several projects will have their premiere during our festival, and it may be the only chance to see them. Just like last year, LADO W MIEŚCIE 2013 will take place in Warsaw at Barka – the summer stage of Powiększenie/Plan B, ever so gracefully floating on our dearest Vistula.



vol.1 18.07: KiRk | Mikrokolektyw

vol.2 25.07: Die!Die!Die! (NZ) | Duży Jack

vol.3 1.08: Wovoka ("Trees Against The Sky" release party) | Der Father

vol.4 8.08: Saigon (SE) | Futoma Ensemble

vol.5 9.08: Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation (NL)

vol.6 15.08: mmpsuf (LT) | Enchanted Hunters

vol.7 22.08: BUM! (Macio Moretti/Barbara Morgenstern) | Eric Shoves Them In His Pockets

vol.8 30.08: Warszawska Orkiestra Rozrywkowa im. Igora Krenza plays Beck's „Song Reader”


Free entrance to all shows.

Check it!



A beautiful record has been released. This time, we only waited a year, so we’re all in shock. You can, even should, order it here. And the best thing is that it’s not the last bit of news from Raphael this summer as August 1st will see the debut of Wovoka (with Mewa Chabiera, Ola Rzepka and Paweł Szpura). So that’s how things work – either silence or an avalanche. In Mosad, they call that “Goldberg’s tactic.” 

One day after Wovoka’s release, we’ll put out a record by Hokei (Piotr Bukowski of Stwory, Igor Nikiforow of uhm… you know.. Stwory, Kuba Ziołek and Tom Pop of Ed Wood and other Bydgoszcz-based – go ahead, say it out loud: Bydgoszcz-based – psychogroups). First only on vinyl (the test press, we hear, sounds like Satan himself) and online. The CD will be out after the summer holidays. 

Lastly but not leastly, on July 18th we’re starting the next edition of our Lado w Mieście (Lado in the City) festival. Again in Warsaw. Again at Barka. Several premiere shows are in the line-up. We’ll hook you up with details shortly. 

And now you can go back to your sea or your lake or whatever water basin you’re spending your let’s-spend-some-time-at-some-water-basin time at. 

 PS. The cover photo was taken by Paweł Ryżko – the guy who drew the flowers depicted on the cover.



Behold our two new releases on display inside Małgorzata Sarbak's harpsichord. The one on the left contains one CD of music, the one on the right - three CDs of music. The one on the left is the shock of the future, the one on the right is the shock of the past. The one on the left can be purchased by clicking here, to buy the one on the right you must click here. Both are perfect, for which we have all the appropriate certificates, issued by us and by that guy from that TV show.

Marcin Masecki’s new CD “Polonezy” premieres today. We published it in partnership with the National Audiovisual Institute and we are very happy it’s out. You could even say, if you were so inclined, that it heralds the arrival of a new era of the polonaise (that’s in French). For those who don’t know yet what it’s all about, below is a litte teaser, and if you click here you can buy the CD.



20/04/2013 / RECORD STORE DAY 13


Today at Record Store Day!

(The name is more than appropriate in Warsaw where there is only one record store.)

First, this is the day that Baaba’s, Gaba’s and Michał’s single makes its debut. Right there, at Record Store Day, in the courtyard on Chmielna 51. Starting today, though, you can also order it from our online store. You probably even should. Secondly, this is the day of live gigs by Baaba (2 p.m.), Coldair (3 p.m.) and Masecki (4 p.m.), and in the evening, at Powiększenie, LXMP will share the stage with The Kurws. So that’s the Record Store Day stuff.

Then there are the planned debut releases of:

-Marcin Masecki "Polonezy"

--Małgorzata Sarbak "Bach Partitas"

---LXMP "Back To The Future Shock" (also on LP)

----Ed Wood "Post-Mortem Lovers"

-----Wovoka "Trees Against The Sky"

And others later.

May everything that’s good abound for you.

PS. Apart from that, small changes on our website. Most importantly, the killer player is no more. Instead, you can go to ‘audio’ and listen to a soundcloud mix.

08/01/2013 / FRST!!!!!!!!!!!

Some beautiful news to start off this happy new year. We are launching a new branch, which means that after Lado A, Lado B, Lado C,Lado D and Supported by Lado we will have Lado 7 - a series of 7-inch vinyls. And we begin with a wonderful musical souvenir (that’s in French) that is the collaboration between Baaba, Gabriela Kulka and Michał Skrok. The record includes mostly forgotten or nearly unknown jewels from the real-socialism era. True Polish quality. The electronic version is already available online – just click here and you can buy it. The vinyls will be out around March, but don’t jinx it.
More news soon.

30/12/2012 / 2012 UNDER OUR BELT

As usual, some sort of an album summary is called for.

Being an apocalypse year and everything, 2012 brought the following releases:

1. BAABA "The Wrong Vampire" buy here

2. PICTORIAL CANDI "Eat Your Coney Island" buy here

3. PAULA & KAROL "Whole Again" buy here

4. ALTE ZACHEN "Total Gimel" buy here

5. MARCIN MASECKI "Die Kunst der Fuge" buy here

6. LXMP WITH CHAD POPPLE "The Lost Tuba" buy here

7. LXMP WITH KAZUHISA UCHIHASHI "Broken Strings" buy here

8. BABADAG "Babadag" buy here

9. SEMANTIK PUNK "abcdefghijklmnoprstuwxyz" buy here

And in the new year we’ll no longer idle about, and can already promise the following from our winter/spring collection:
1. BAABA i GABRIELA / BAABA i MICHAŁ 7' (with this, we are launching our series of Lado 7-inches)
2. CUKUNFT "Wilde Blumen" 
3. ED WOOD "Post-Mortem Lovers" 
4. COLDAIR "Whose Blood"
5. LXMP "Back To The Future Shock"
6. MARCIN MASECKI "Polonezy"

And, of course, five hundred other ideas, but we don’t know if we can squeeze them all in.
Have a good night and an even better year!

14/11/2012 / YEAR'S END

As you can see, we remain loyal to our near-quarterly approach to instant news reporting.

We’re ashamed to admit that we failed to admit to taking part in two cool events:

a) the LADO ABC showcase featured at the annual CJG Music Fair in Warsaw. Four Lado bands performed (Efekt Moozgu, Ed Wood, Pictorial Candi, Babadag) plus a special guest from Germany (Felix Kubin).

b) LADO ABC’s participation in and co-production of the Jazz & Experimental Music From Poland festival in London, where audiences were treated to concerts by Marcin Masecki, Hubert Zemler, Levity, Paristetris, and to a specially commissioned piece by Janek Duszyński.

But we will admit to two pre-New-Year album premieres:

a) Babadag - Ola Bilińska’s collaboration with Szymon Tarkowski, Hubert Zemler and Maciek Cieślak – available in good and bad music stores as of December 15.

b) semantik punk – a Warsaw band which recorded its debut album "abcdefghijklmnoprstuwxyz" in Los Angeles under the watchful eyes and hearful ears of one Ross Robinson. Available in good and bad music stores as of December 27. 

Both records will be up for pre-sale in our online shop in a little while.

Apart from that: lots of plans, very little time, no real headquarters to operate from, but at least the bottles are refundable.

03/09/2012 / DIE KUNST DER FUGE

Today is a premiere of Marcin Masecki's "Die Kunst der Fuge". All the people of the world write about Masecki's Bach, the dictaphone and all the other stuff, so we shut our mouths up and just tell that you can buy the album in our online store and read about it here.

02/08/2012 / STORE / IMPROVEMENT

For all of you out there and for all of us out here, we have improved our online store. Namely, you no longer have to log in to shop. You enter, you order, you pay, and then you wait until it arrives. The only difference is that if you do decide to register and then log in, you will have all your data kept for good. You will see your entire purchase history. Plus, if you really really want it, you will receive some news from time to time.
The choice is yours, Jimmy. Or is it Timmy?

We know everything and it starts quite soon, so here we goooo:


12.07 Ścianka / Michał Biela solo
19.07 SzaZaZe plays Themerson / Pictorial Candi
26.07 Coldair / Woody Alien
02.08 The Kurws / Alte Zachen*
09.08 Jozef Van Wissem / Father Murphy
16.08 Hokei / Jacek Sienkiewicz
23.08 Piętnastka / Szuszkiewicz i Muzycy
30.08 Jacaszek / Alameda Trio

06.09 Marcin Masecki** / LXMP with Chad Popple & Kazuhisa Uchihashi***


* "Total Gimel" release party

** "Die Kunst Der Fuge" release party

*** "The Lost Tuba" and "Broken Strings"release party


Location: Bar Ka (Wisła, next to construction works of subway station Powiśle) / Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 31/33 / Warszawa / in case the weather sucks, concerts will take place at Powiększenie (Nowy Świat 27)
All concerts start 9PM.

Admission free.


Greets / see you.

The first single (?) from the upcoming Alte Zachen album:



And soon we'll tell you about our Lado w Mieście festival.

Alte Zachen, Rogiński / Tyciński / Moretti / Rzepka quartet, has just recorded their debut album. It is being mixed as we speak, and at the same time the cover art is being designed somewhere in the east by our friend Zev Engelmayer. The album is entitled "Total Gimel" and will premiere at the Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow on July 4.
Apart from that, we expect the recording session of Hokei, the joint forces of Stwory and Ed Wood, to take place soon, and the mixing of Wovoka is almost over.
So much stuff...