Glass Island is a Polish progressive rock project led by the songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and singer Wojciech Pielużek. Work on the debut album started in December 2019 but was subsequently suspended by the Covid-19 pandemic. At that time the decision was made to released the first completed tracks, which came out in May 2020 on the Secular EP (released through Bandcamp). Towards the end of that month, work on the album, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year, was resumed.
Between 2003 and 2006, Wojciech Pielużek fronted the band Lavender, who performed alongside such acts as Riverside, RPWL or Quidam. The group recorded several demos but unfortunately never released a proper record. Since then Pielużek dabbled in music on an irregular basis, for example with the project Strange Moments.
With his work on the Glass Island album, the project’s leader is aided by the bass player Krzysztof Tułecki and producer/engineer Krzysztof “Alvaro” Witos. Tułecki began his musical journey alongside Pielużek in Lavender. Later, he contributed to several projects, most prominently Digital Angel, of which he’s been a part for about a decade. Witos – a talented keyboard player – has also been with Digital Angel for years, as well as the band Grupa Wsparcia and singer Paweł Tur, with whom he recently performed a series of online concerts.
There’s also a 5-piece Glass Island line-up in existence, which is expected to start rehearsals once the work on the album is over – with an outlook for playing live in 2021.