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Lesní zvěř

Lesní zvěř

Indies Scope / 2009
Genres: dance, electronic, jazz, rock
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ABOUT

Music head over heels.

Lesní zvěř (roughly translatable as Sylvan Game) are an adventurous band from Brno (Czech Republic), playing an energetic mixture of nu-jazz, acoustic drum'n'bass and psychedelia. Their compositions span from regular songs to purely improvised stuff, when they basically let the music spontaneously drive on in unintended directions, eventually ending up either in heavenly arcs of spiritual joy or in a roaring hell. "We do not perceive nu-jazz as a music necessarily connected with jazz in the historical sense of the word. It is more of a common ground, a starting point full of freedom and spontaneity, that is not limited by any definition of it as genre, and lets us wildly exploit our imagination."

Lesní zvěř is a feeling of endless resistlessnes and the power of now.

Lesní zvěř is an intimate roar.

Lesní zvěř is music head over heels.

Lesní zvěř is shy as game, but being on its trail is an adventurous experience.

 

Lesní zvěř - the debut album

 

As described by Lesní zvěř themselves, their eponymous first album is - in contrast with life performance, when everything has natural spontaneous timing - a virtual jam-session with computer, evolving in its very abstract time. The resulting selection of 9 songs represents all the various faces of the band: from articulate songs, some which are laid back and jazzy (Simplicity, Voda), gloomy (21st, Sun), or quite rough or swinging (Dusty Roads, Gotcha), to fanciful compositions with strong melodies and improvised textural parts, that create very emotional and vibrant soundscapes (Turzovka, Hostýn). As a special guest the album features a folklore band Horňácká muzika Petra Mičky, which is a traditional musical ensemble typical for the very eastern part of Moravia, where the traditional folklore still lives and prospers (songs Dusty Roads, Frank Frank, Turzovka, and Hostýn.) The sound of the recording was profoundly influenced by very sensitive and inspiring production and mixing work of Dušan Neuwerth (Ecstasy of St.Theresa, Ahn Trio, Tatabojs...).

Band's comments of album tracks:

21st * is about how would Allen Ginsberg and Steve Reich play the blues together.

Dusty Roads* stinks of civilization, it is about what we take without asking, and that you would sometimes even kill.

Frank Frank is a dreaming about French accordion player of Czech origin.

Sun* is a dark version of the flower people myth.

Gotcha* is an endless small-town blues, a dance that will grow on you.

Turzovka is a rough, hostile place. Virgin Mary was seen there once, and Martin, the drummer used to own a house there.

Simplicity* is the way from a labyrinth in a garden of a chateau.

Voda* is a musical origami about everlasting quest for peace.

Hostýn is a saint mountain with a beautiful view from the top.

 

Music: Jiří Hradil
Lyrics: Miloš Rejsek (where marked *)
Produced by: Lesní Dušan Zvěř Neuwerth
Art and cover: André
Mixing: Dušan Neuwerth
Mastering: Ondřej Ježek

Musicians: Jiří Hradil - piano, Hammond, synth, koncovka flute; Martin Čech - drums, tabla; Miloš Rejsek - vocals, melodika, delay; Marek Steyer - trumpet, Ondřej Liška - vocals; Dušan Neuwerth – guitar, bass;

Horňácká muzika Petra Mičky: Petr Mička - violin, Aleš Mička - 2nd violin, Marek Smaženka - viola, David Řičica - double bass.
 


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