In 2004, the band was established in Kraków. All of the members have been in other bands before, but Hipgnosis is something special for them, and it's a type of rebirth for everyone in the band. There are not many stage chats during gigs since everyone is focused on playing and creating a unique environment.
HipGnosis has been taking everyone on a fantastic journey since the release of their debut album on May 15th, 2006. The band wanted full control over their music and financial aspects so, in 2005, they decided not to sign with Universal Music Poland. Over the years, they have shared the stage with big artists like Tangerine Dream, Pain Of Salvation, and Supertramp.
The first album was inspired by independance and the freedom the band had to create exactly what they wanted.
The second album was recorded during live conver for Radio Kraków and is a combination of many variations of rock.
The third album was inspired by the book The God Delusion written by Richard Dawkins.
The fourth album covers the story of life from birth to whatever conciousness is waiting on the other side.
Hipgnosis continues its slow definition of cosmic, electronic rock and religious limit with their latest avant-garde opus. Slawek took 10 years to release this long, dark, bewitching and symphonic opus.
The atmosphere the music creates is quite impressive; it is filled with spacey textures. There is some strong presence of powerful electric guitars in an overall very Metal-like delivery and the sound becomes more bombastic and haunting, even more with the presence of distorted voices.
Relusion is an album that most certainly will be enjoyed by devotees of fine space rock music. This album by Hipgnosis is also recommended to people who are into the music of bands like Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd.