Krajina Ró’s Second Album Mlhoviny, Supported by a Music Video
The basis of the new Krajina Ró recording is the dialogue of Michal Němec and two generations younger Tomáš Frolík
Second album Mlhoviny (i.e. Nebulae) has been released by Krajina Ró, with accomplished musician Michal Němec (from the band Jablkoň) joined by the trio The BladderStones and singer, Anna Břenková. Krajina Ró has grown up on this album, slightly densified and sometimes even turned transparent. The musical and human dialogue between Michal Němec and guitarist Tomáš Frolík, two generations younger, played a key role during the preparation of the album. The music video for the title track, shot by Dušan Krejdl, perfectly illustrates how the band currently sounds and looks live.
Mlhoviny is a colorful album, in some places it is quite rocky, in others it is even romantically fragile, but above all it is an album of songs. The title track also represents the song position of the band. "We shot the music video for it at Michal Ditrich's Studio Bubny, where we recorded our albums with Jablkoň. Dušan Krejdl and I followed up on the music video Zrcaldo (i.e. Mirror) made in Jámor with Ondřej Ježek. But we managed to create a different atmosphere in a different space and thanks to different effects," says Michal Němec about the video, which follows the playful video for the single Den co den by Jakub Čermák released in March.
The principle of gentle and accessible parts alternating with hard riffs permeates the entire album. Guitarist Tomáš Frolík's pedalboard has grown with other magical boxes, the palette of harmonies, melodies and colors has multiplied. Johnny Judl's unmistakably pulsing bass guitar and Michael Nosek's wide-ranging drums once again confirmed the irreplaceable importance of their perfectly complementary sound and moreover, how it sensitively colored the final picture of all the songs. The disciplined combination of guitars, drums and synthesizers with the vocals of Anna Břenková and Michal Němec at the same time gave enough space for the voices and texts to assert themselves in all their beauty.
The initial impulse for the creation of Krajina Ró is the dialogue between Michal Němec and guitarist Tomáš Frolík, two generations younger. "On the first record, Michal and I were still sniffing around, but gradually I grew up as a composer by his side. In that huge database of ready-made riffs, he helped me find my way, choose the right one and allow me to move it forward. Thanks to him, I began to perceive music from a wider perspective. His mere presence is enough for me. As if he had some kind of magic wand on him," says Tomáš Frolík. Anna Břenková also contributed to the lyrics on the record, and the whole band participated in the final arrangements of the songs.
The unifying element of both Krajina Ró's albums, Hotel Blázen (2020) and the current Mlhoviny, is, in addition to the same line-up, the theme of madness. "The spring revolution is raging in my head, it is controlled by signals from the nebula of the heart... I'm crazy, but I don't have the papers, because I'm only crazy now for a moment," sings Němec, who adapts his whole life somewhat crazily to music creation and who founded a new band composed of young musicians only in his seventies.
The Universe offers countless different objects and phenomena, but few of them can match the beauty and diversity of nebulae (livingfuture.cz). It can be easily deduced from this that Krajina Ró's new CD is a beautiful and diverse phenomenon: music and lyrics work, vocals, rhythm, dynamics, tones and colors work. And the guitars vibe!
|01 Den co den||04:42||$ 0.61|
|02 Mlhoviny||04:21||$ 0.61|
|03 Minulý čas||03:48||$ 0.61|
|04 Zachmuřená||04:14||$ 0.61|
|05 Je mi to uplně jedno||03:38||$ 0.61|
|06 Citím i necítím||04:07||$ 0.61|
|07 Jsem kůň||04:05||$ 0.61|
|08 Nahoře||02:10||$ 0.61|
|09 Náměsíčná||03:26||$ 0.61|
|10 Bojím||04:26||$ 0.61|