Meeting by Chance is a solo project of Marcin Cichy co-creator of the legendary Polish duo Skalpel (Ninja Tunes), one of the most important talents from Poland to come into the international limelight.
Marcin considers “Inside Out” as his first solo debut album, despite numerous previous albums in collaboration with other artists. Musically you will find an eclectic blend of jazz, leftfield, and ambient electronica.
Marcin, always a very careful observer, took inspiration for Meeting By Chance from a sequence photography by Duane Michals entitled “Chance Meeting” comprising of six photos of two passing strangers.
The sequence has no definite end but rather a pregnant pause, and this combined with freeze-frame creates a space. This gave Marcin the idea for music that fills this space with a magical and dreamy soundscape filled with creative, sublime sensitivity, giving both the composer and listeners a brief portal away from hectic reality.
Meeting by Chance also takes its influence from a chance meeting with three female vocalists who are featured throughout the entire album. Ayuko and Mayuko (both recording for Japanese label FLAU) and Magda added a unique and intimate feel to the project.
‘KOI’ is the first single from the album.