Audiovisual project established in Wrocław (Poland) in 1997. The members
are Maciej Frett and Aureliusz Pisarzewski, with Arkadiusz Bagiński in
charge of the visuals. The group hails from the post-industrial scene but
with every new album the musicians cast their net wider into the extended
field of dark electronica - from ambient to techno, dark wave and EBM. What
remains unchanged is the quality of their music that, as the critics say,
makes it “a movie for your ears”: picturesque and expressive, it is an
ideal soundtrack for the never made film that the listeners can ‘see’ using
The group is famous for their suggestive live performances that combine
music with the elements of animation and video art. They depict the
relationship between human and machine and between human and sacrum as well
as slow decay of value systems due to advancing comercialization of
everyday existence of individuals and societies.
The group (both as Job Karma and as 7 JK - collaboration with Matt Howden)
released eight albums in Poland, UK, USA, Italy, Austria and Czech Republic
and played around 200 gigs in Europe. They have performed regularly at the
most important festivals of dark alternative music, such as Wave Gotik
Treffen, BIMfest, Schlagstorm, Elektroanschlag, Mėnuo Juodaragis, Sensoria,
Wroclaw Industrial Festival and Castle Party.
Since 2001 Frett and Bagiński, as Industrial Art, have been organising
WROCŁAW INDUSTRIAL FESTIVAL, showcasing contemporary industrial music and culture and dark electronica.