Maciej Meller – Zenith

september 18th, 2020 – ambient media house
1. Aside 8:44
2. Knife 4:39
3. Plan B 4:11
4. Halfway 5:10
5. Frozen 5:40
6. Fox 6:40
7. Trip 8:03
8. Magic 1:52

It’s a 45-minute musical journey through the progressive-alternative-guitar spaces with a couple of guys in their 40s, who are more or less halfway there, they’ve reached the zenith of their lives. This is the story the album tells about – fear, uncertainty, anxiety, even doubt but also hope. It’s about all the questions concerning the other half. Can we win? What if there’s a tie? What if …

Krzysiek Borek, who wrote the lyrics and sang in all 8 songs, wanted to tell about being at such point of life. We’ve known each other since Quidam and Three Wishes common concerts, somewhere at the beginning of this century. Then there was a long silence till the Facebook times when we ran into each other once again. Actually I came across ‘Songs for Nobody’ by Tim Orders. As soon as the first ideas for Zenith started to fall out of the drawer I knew who should I turn to. Sensitivity, emotionality, the timbre of the voice and the artistic anxiety have always attracted my attention. As well as modesty and musical humility. Krzysiek. He did a great job!

In a musical aspect it’s a continuation of some threads from ‘Saiko’ (‘Frozen’ theme dates back to that period of time) and later trio (‘Knife’ or ‘Fox’). But everything with a clear addition of all that happened between and later. Until now. Each and every period is closely related to very important person – Robert Szydło, who apart from mixing and mastering also played bass guitars this time. One of my dreams came true. It’s an honor and a blessing to know him and work with him!

And finally, it got kind of weird that probably the most important song on the album, the unique kind of creed of the release is a gift-song from the third important person. Some time ago I got a very simple demo version of ‘Trip’ from Mariusz (yes,THE Mariusz) and I started working on that on my own. It didn’t work out then, but the idea has become my own, so I kept it. And because Mariusz was the impulse, someone who encouraged me the most to record my own album, I couldn’t imagine it without a trace of him. I’m very happy he appeared on ‘Zenith’ in such a way.

Zenith

Maciej Meller

BIO ENG

Since 1991 to 2014 he co-created QUIDAM band with whom he recorded 6 studio albums and 4 live albums. The band gained reputation of one of the most important progressive rock representatives while playing concerts not only in Poland but also in whole Europe, USA, Mexico or Brasil. Between 1998 and 2005 he worked together with Colin Bass from CAMEL band. They recorded 2 studio albums and 2 live albums. During the time they played several promoting concert tours as well.

After Quidam suspended their activity, he set up the MELLER/GOŁYŹNIAK/DUDA project, which released 2 enthusiastically accepted albums.

Since 2017 he was a concert guitarist in RIVERSIDE band. In 2018 he recorded solo parts for ‘Wasteland’ album which went gold. In February 2020 he officially became a member of RIVERSIDE band.

BIO PL

Od 1991 do 2014 roku współtworzył zespół QUIDAM, z którym nagrał 6 płyt studyjnych i 4 koncertowe. Zespół ten zyskał renomę jednego z najważniejszych przedstawicieli nurtu rocka progresywnego, grając koncerty nie tylko w Polsce, ale także w całej Europie, Stanach Zjednoczonych, Meksyku czy Brazylii. W latach 1998 – 2005 współpracował z Colinem Bassem z zespołu CAMEL, z którym zarejestrował 2 płyty studyjne i 2 koncertowe, a także zagrał trasy koncertowe promujące te wydawnictwa.

Po zakończeniu działalności QUIDAM powołał projekt MELLER/GOŁYŹNIAK/DUDA, który wydał 2 świetnie przyjęte płyty.

Od 2017 roku był gitarzystą koncertowym zespołu RIVERSIDE, z którym w 2018 roku zarejestrował partie solowe na płytę „Wasteland”, która uzyskała status złotej.

W lutym 2020 roku został oficjalnie członkiem RIVERSIDE.

Bio
Riverside – Wasteland Tour 2018 – 2020
2020
        CD1
  1. Intro / Acid Rain
  2. Vale Of Tears
  3. Reality Dream I
  4. Lament
  5. Hyperactive
  6. Escalator Shrine – Part II
  7. Saturate Me / Out Of Myself
  8. Second Life Syndrome – Part I
  9. Left Out
  10. Guardian Angel
  11. Lost
        CD2
  1. The Struggle For Survival
  2. Forgotten Land
  3. Loose Heart
  4. #Addicted
  5. Egoist Hedonist
  6. Wasteland
  7. The Night Before
  8. Panic Room
  9. River Down Below
  10. The Day After
        DVD/BD Live In Oberhausen
  1. Intro/Acid Rain
  2. Vale Of Tears
  3. Reality Dream I
  4. Lament
  5. Out Of Myself
  6. Second Life Syndrome – Part I
  7. Left Out
  8. Guardian Angel
  9. Lost
  10. The Struggle For Survival
  11. Forgotten Land
  12. Loose Heart
  13. Wasteland
  14. The Night Before
  15. Panic Room
  16. River Down Below
Maciej Meller – Zenith
2020
  1. Aside 8:44
  2. Knife 4:39
  3. Plan B 4:11
  4. Halfway 5:10
  5. Frozen 5:40
  6. Fox 6:40
  7. Trip 8:03
  8. Magic 1:52
Meller Gołyźniak Duda – Live
2018
  1. Feet On The Desk 6:14
  2. Shapeshifter 4:04
  3. Against The Tide 8:01
  4. Tattoo 4:23
  5. Floating Over 9:36
  6. Into The Wild 5:16
  7. Breaking Habits 6:02
Riverside – Wasteland
2018
  1. The Day After 1:48
  2. Acid Rain 6:03
  3. Vale Of Tears 4:49
  4. Guardian Angel 4:24
  5. Lament 6:09
  6. The Struggle For Survival 9:32
  7. River Down Below 5:41
  8. Wasteland 8:25
  9. The Night Before 3:59

Meller Gołyźniak Duda – Breaking Habits
2016
  1. Birds of Prey 5:19
  2. Feet on the Desk 5:45
  3. Shapeshifter 3:30
  4. Breaking Habits 5:41
  5. Against the Tide 4:25
  6. Tattoo 4:15
  7. Floating Over 9:52
  8. Into the Wild 4:44
Quidam – Saiko
2012
  1. Haluświaty 5:22
  2. …Lato 2:41
  3. Obok Mam 4:42
  4. Walec 4:41
  5. SPotykanie 5:08
  6. Dodekafonix 4:32
  7. …Jesień 3:13
  8. Ostatecznie 3:57
  9. …Zima 5:02
  10. Saiko 3:03
  11. …Przedwiośnie 5:35
  12. Wiosna 5:45
Colin Bass ‎– Live Vol. 2 – Acoustic Songs
2010
  1. Shameless Love 4:31
  2. Hard Times 3:17
  3. Refugee / War 5:13
  4. City Life 4:34
  5. Drafted 5:14
  6. As Far As I Can See 6:32
  7. Goodbye To Albion 7:17
  8. Denpasar Moon 4:13
  9. Reap What You Sew 5:43
  10. Fingertips 5:47
  11. The Water Is Wide 4:20
  12. The River And The Sea 3:05
  13. Sailing Home 4:03
  14. Poznan Pie 4:07
  15. The Parting Glass 3:27

1-15 – acoustic guitars

Quidam – Strong Together
2010
  1. Different 3:49
  2. Kinds Of Solitude At Night 6:20
  3. One Day We Find (including excerpt from “Red”) 8:33
  4. SurREvival 8:42
  5. Depicting Colours Of Emotions 10:24
  6. We Lost (including excerpt from “Walkin’ Around The Stormy Bay”) 11:14
  7. The Fifth Queen Of Everything (including excerpts from “The Fifth Season”, “Queen Of Moulin Rouge” and “Everything’s Ended”) 12:21
  8. They Are There To Remind Us (including excerpt from “Riders On The Storm”) 11:21
  9. Of Illusions 12:24
  10. Not So Close (including excerpt from “Hush”) 10:48
  11. We Are Alone Together 9:21
  12. Sanktuarium (Sanctuary) 8:34
  13. …But Strong Together 4:45
  14. Wish You Were Here 4:35
Lunatic Soul – Lunatic Soul
2008
  1. Prebirth 1:10
  2. The New Beginning 4:50
  3. Out On A Limb5:27
  4. Summerland 5:00
  5. Lunatic Soul 6:47
  6. Where The Darkness Is Deepest 3:57
  7. Near Life Experience 5:27
  8. Adrift 3:05
  9. The Final Truth 7:34
  10. Waiting For The Dawn 3:36

8 – E-Bow

Quidam – Alone Together
2007
  1. Different 3:16
  2. Kinds Of Solitude At Night 6:00
  3. Depicting Colours Of Emotions 10:18
  4. They Are There To Remind Us 7:49
  5. Of Illusions 8:04
  6. We Lost 8:26
  7. One Day We Find 6:46
  8. We Are Alone Together 8:20
  9. P.S. But Strong Together 4:25
Quidam – …bez półPRĄDU…halfPLUGGED…
2006
  1. Hands Off 9:24
  2. Queen of Moulin Rouge 8:27
  3. SuREvival 5:58
  4. Sanktuarium (Derkowska, Florek, Meller, Szaserski) 7:44
  5. Oldies But Goldies: List Z Pustyni I/Pod Powieka/Plone/Wesola/Jest Taki Samotny Dom/Niespelnienie/Gleboka Rzeka (Derkowska, Florek, Jermakow, Lipko, Meller, Scholl, Szadkowski) 9:43
  6. The Fifth Season 10:34
  7. Everything’s Ended 11:44
  8. Not So Close 10:05
Quidam – Live in Concert – The Fifth Season
2006
        CD
  1. Hands off
  2. Queen of Moulin Rouge
  3. SuREvival
  4. Sanktuarium
  5. Oldies but Goldies
  6. The Fifth Season (including excerpts from Genesis’ Los Endos)
  7. Everything’s Ended
  8. Not So Close
        DVD
  1. Hands off
  2. Queen of Moulin Rouge
  3. SurREvival
  4. Sanktuarium
  5. Oldies but Goldies (including excerpts from: List Z Pustyni I, Pod Powieka, Płonę, Wesoła, Jest Taki Samotny Dom, Niespełnienie, Głęboka Rzeka)
  6. No Quarter (including guitar solo from Quimpromptu)
  7. The Fifth Season (including excerpts from Genesis’ Los Endos)
  8. Credo
  9. Everything’s Ended
  10. Jesteś (including excerpts from Krzysztof Komeda’s Lullaby)
  11. Not So Close (including excerpts from Joe South’s Hush)
Quidam – SurREvival
2005
  1. Airing 2:25
  2. Hands Off 9:25
  3. Not So Close 6:22
  4. The Fifth Season 9:45
  5. SurREvival 5:13
  6. Queen of Moulin Rouge 8:24
  7. Everything’s Ended 13:14
Collin Bass – In the Meantime
2003
  1. Dissident Song 5:22
  2. So Hard To Say Goodbye 8:56
  3. As We Say Goodbye 4:13
  4. Slow Train Blues 4:44
  5. Talk To Me 5:43
  6. In The Meantime 4:36
  7. Bridge Of Sighs 1:07
  8. When Will You Ever Learn? 9:01
  9. One Small Moment 3:10
Satellite ‎– A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset
2003
  1. The Evening Wind 12:45
  2. On The Run 14:51
  3. Midnight Snow 4:59
  4. No Disgrace 5:34
  5. Not Afraid 3:56
  6. Now 10:14
  7. Fight 4:29
  8. A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset 11:18
  9. Children 3:57

2, 8 – guitars

Quidam – Pod niebem czas / The Time Beneath The Sky
2002
  1. Letter from the Desert I 6:12
  2. Still Waiting (Letter from the Desert II) 4:48
  3. No Quarter 11:44
  4. New Name 4:45
  5. Kozolec (For Agape) 5:00
  6. The Time Beneath the Sky: Credo I 8:04
  7. The Time Beneath the Sky: Credo II 5:13
  8. The Time Beneath the Sky: You Are (In the Labyrinth of Thoughts) 4:31
  9. The Time Beneath the Sky: Quimpromptu 9:35
  10. The Time Beneath the Sky: (Everything Has Its Own) Time Beneath the Sky 3:59
Colin Bass – Live At Polskie Radio 3
1999
  1. Introduction By Piotr Kaczkowski 0:52
  2. City Life 5:09
  3. Refugee 3:45
  4. Hymn To Her 5:30
  5. Macassar 6:38
  6. As Far As I Can See 6:52
  7. Goodbye To Albion 7:17
  8. Aïssa 6:01
  9. Denpasar Moon 4:20
  1. No Way Back 7:39
  2. Holding Out My Hand 6:56
  3. Burning Bridges 5:00
  4. Reap What You Sew 7:21
  5. Drafted 4:28
  6. Cloak And Dagger Man 4:09
  7. Your Love Is Stranger Than Mine 3:22
  8. Poznan Pie 6:54
  9. Trying To Get You 2:04
Colin Bass – An Outcast Of The Islands
1999
  1. Macassar 6:16
  2. As Far As I Can See 6:17
  3. First Quartet 1:44
  4. Goodbye To Albion 7:11
  5. The Straits Of Malacca 4:41
  6. Aïssa 2:43
  7. Denpasar Moon 4:20
  8. Second Quartet 0:31
  9. No Way Back 6:16
  10. Holding Out My Hand 6:22
  11. The Outcast 3:27
  12. Burning Bridges 4:52
  13. Reap What You Sew 6:19
  14. Trying To Get You 2:12

1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12 – guitars

Quidam – Baja Prog – Live In Mexico ’99
1999
        CD
  1. Przebudzenie
  2. Głęboka Rzeka
  3. Choćbym
  4. Płonę/Niespełnienie
  5. Jest Taki Samotny Dom
  6. Rhayader/Rhayader Goes To Town (Excerpts From ‘SnowGoose’)
  7. Sanktuarium (Including Guitar Solo From ‘Firth Of Fifth’)
  8. Angels Of Mine (Including Excerpts From ‘La Cucaracha’ And ‘Celito Lindo’)
  9. Child In Time
        DVD
  1. Choćbym
  2. Rhayader/Rhayader Goes To Town (Excerpts From ‘SnowGoose’)
  3. Sanktuarium (Including Guitar Solo From ‘Firth Of Fifth’)
  4. Angels Of Mine (Including Excerpts From ‘La Cucaracha’ And ‘Celito Lindo’)
  5. Pod Powieką
  6. Nocne Widziadła
  7. Bajkowy
  8. Quidam In Mexicali (Documentary Part 1)
  9. Quidam In Mexicali (Documentary Part 2)
Quidam – Sny aniołów / Angels’ Dreams
1998
  1. Przebudzenie 1:42
  2. Moje Anioły 4:21
  3. Morelowy Sen 5:17
  4. Wesoła 6:59
  5. Beznogi Mały Ptak 4:06
  6. Łza 4:56
  7. Pod Powieka 13:57
  8. Przebudzenie (Świt Nadziei) 4:07
  9. Jest Taki Samotny Dom (There Is Such A Lonesome House) 5:31
Quidam – Quidam
1996
  1. Sanktuarium 8:57
  2. Choćbym… 7:05
  3. Bajkowy 3:42
  4. Głęboka Rzeka 8:03
  5. Nocne Widziadła 7:21
  6. Niespętnienie 9:44
  7. Warkocze 4:07
  8. Bijące Serca 1:53
  9. Płonę 14:09
Discography

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