Jumpsuit Records Tour: SaQi, Wildlight and the Polish Ambassador in Austin
I’m not sure if it was the intimacy of the Parish’s modest space, the stunning visuals by Liminus, or the happy smiles on each audience member’s face…but something about the The Polish Ambassador and Wildlight show last weekend was pure magic.
For the past few months Saqi, Wildlight and The Polish Ambassador (with Liminus) have been on a whirlwind tour. The final destination was our own Parish Club in Austin, TX. The room was filled with jumpsuit-wearing super-fans, eagerly awaiting TPA’s solo set yet clinging to each note that preceded him.
Saqi warmed up the crowd with his distinct beats. Wearing a jaunty red bowtie he clanged his cowbell and got the crowd moving and swaying. When Ayla took the stage in her little white jumpsuit the audience was instantly charmed by her angelic voice and tender presence. She acted as a segue to the Wildlight set as she makes up half of the duo. The other half is TPA himself, aka David Sugalski. The two entertained us with their magnetic connection, dancing to their own tracks and creating ethereal yet soulful music that balanced somewhere between completely trippy and entirely grounded. Ayla connected and interacted with the audience, enrolling us into their message of love and awareness.
The Polish Ambassador solo set ended the evening on a badass note. He and Liminus are a well-oiled machine, performing flawlessly in sync all the while creating a multi-sensory experience for the audience. Liminus’s vibrant and kinetic images provided support and depth to TPA’s inimitable sounds.
These are the kind of shows that make me inspired and excited for what the future of electronic music technology can bring to the concert scene. In our media-saturated world, it’s rare to feel humanly connected to both the musicians and the audience members alike in yet another electronic atmosphere. But, artists like The Polish Ambassador and Liminus are finding elegant solutions, and fostering connection through visuals and music. I look forward to following this group’s undoubtedly upward trajectory.
Photos by the Goff Experiment. Check out the full album here!