Vangelis was working on this album in a hotel room Romin Rome while meeting with an Polanski about music for his film "Bitter Moon."
Angelo Tani, an Italian trader living in Bruges, commissioned the triptych. He then had it shipped home to Italy, but a warship of the Hanseatic League captured the ship. At the time, the Hanze were hindering all traffic to England due to a trade conflict. As a result, Memling's triptych ended up in Danzig, present day Gdansk.
Whole concept of the video bases on specificity of the place that have just disappeared from the map of Warsaw yelding to new archictectural structures.
So called "Fair Europe" was a hudge market filled with hundreds of self made stalls hiding mostly cheap clothing. This area was also famous for tiny bars dishing Vietnamese cousine (since there was large population of Vietnemese immigrants working at the market).
Brodka's song is about a peculiar custom that was alive until the very last days of market's existence. People frequented Vietnamese bars hidden in the labyrinth of looking alike lanes to finish all night party with the famous pho soup. The video shows this habit twisted by imperfect memory of the place already being mythologized.
All the materials incorporated into Brodka's costume (trainers, textiles, chopsticks, bags, etc) were essentials for the market scenery.
Ignalino. Ignalina. Cudowne miasteczko (dziś na Litwie do 1939 w Polsce) otoczone pięcioma czarodziejskimi jeziorami. Tu urodziła się moja mama; to również moje "miejsce rodzinne", choć urodziłem się sporo po wojnie: w Olsztynie. Dziś Ignalino kojarzone jest z absurdalną elektrownią atomową, która zagraża całej Europie. "Dziwny jest ten świat..."