The secret of secrets!!!

To get you even more excited about Jure’s upcoming album we now bring you a little review put together by Božidar Kolar. He was one of them rare people to get a preview of the album and will hopefully get you thrilled as well as prepared for it. So this is what he writes:

Če se boste skozi abstraktno naslovnico brez pričakovanj spustili v Juretov album se vam lahko pripeti, da boste kaj kmalu po prvih tonih presenečeni dvignili obrvi. »In secrecy« namreč manifestira tisti del najvidnejšega člana Dandelion Children, ki ga v svojem domačem bandu ne more ali ne uspe izraziti. Slog albuma tako na nobeni točki ne spominja na trde zvoke Dandelionov ampak skozi umirjene ritme kaže na zrelost in tehnično dovršenost, ki jo je avtor dosegel skozi leta glasbenega ustvarjanja. Dandelion Children, Juretov matični projekt, aktivno delujejo namreč že od leta 2006.

»In secrecy« je v celoti avtorsko delo, kar pomeni, da se je Jure poleg komponiranja in fizičnega igranja samostojno lotil tudi snemanja in produkcije. Slednjo bi lahko šteli za najšibkejšo točko izdelka, če nas ne bi konstantno begal vtis, da je bil ravno takšen zvok tudi Juretov namen. Album lahko definitivno označimo kot »lo-fi« in po večkratnem poslušanju se izkristalizira dejstvo, da je ponekod slabša kvaliteta nujno zlo zaradi omejitve pri produkciji. Dejstvo, da se slabše lastnosti albuma spojijo v všečno celoto, ki na nobenem delu ne razočara potrjuje, da je avtor že od začetka vedel kaj počne.

»Boo« - tretji komad zapovrstjo, po dveh akustičnih, pomladno-melanholičnih indie komadih začne eksperimentalno pot, ki se nato vije do konca albuma. Eksperimentalno se pričakovano ne odvija v akustičnem delu izdelka ampak v elektronskem. Jure namreč s poznavanjem akustične kitare in tehnično stabilnostjo na tem delu postavi temelje za eksperimentiranje, ki se odvija pri elektronskih vložkih in produkciji le teh. Na ta način album, kljub relativno novim avtorjevim poskusom širitve glasbenega izražanja, ohranja melodično stabilnost in še vedno prijazno nagovarja poslušalca.

Slovensko besedilo boste slišali v komadu »Brez«, s katerim se Jure dokončno odlepi od vsega, kar je v javnosti pokazal pred »in Secrecy«, z njim pa tudi zaključi prvi del albuma. Po tem se poda v bolj zlovešče folk ritme, z delta bluesom »Demon Blues« in vokal-in-boben-only suženjsko »Seagull bear pigeon«. Zadnja tretjina albuma se poigrava z akustičnim indiejem, elektronskimi bobni in električno kitaro.

Album je zaključen tako, da nas s koncem poslušanja pripelje nazaj na začetno stanje, a zdaj nekoliko drugačne. Edino kar zmoti hermenevtični krog so skriti tracki na koncu zadnjega komada, pri katerih odpade vsa konvencionalna melodika in ostane zgolj igranje z vzorci, ki so jasni in domači samo avtorju. Album se tako zaključi kaotično in neurejeno, diametralno nasprotno slogu, ki ga je uspel vzdržati od začetka pa skoraj do konca. Tako nas še pred iztekom celotne vsebine zbudi iz sanjavosti in postavi nazaj v realnost.

»In Secrecy« ni cilj, je pot. Pri njem boste zaman iskali trenutno potešitev. Estetsko ugodje namreč izzove v polnosti šele po tem, ko po njem potujemo. Od »Variation Bucket« pa do »Bleak«.

The album will be available as a free download quite soon. All you have to do is keep checking the page. And Check out the “Brez” Promo if you yet haven’t!!!

Bravery is just well conceived fear!!!

Look see!!!

Good day! Another chart where you can vote for Smitten is here. You can vote every half an hour by the way;) Also, the Mtv vote continues. See previous news about them links.

As you may know, there are rumors of a fresh album being released any day now. Well that day is getting closer. In the meanwhile have a little taste. Here is a promo:

Brez

Oh yeah… Jure writes the lyrics first. One could say it’s poetry first then it becomes lyrics. Anywho… in that spirit, the lyrics to the new album will be randomly appearing on the site before the album is released.

Who keeps making these Martin Lawrence movies?!?

Chickens are descent people!!!

People we gotta do better this week!!! Vote here, here and here and spread the word. Maybe this week we infest the top 20 or maybe we get cut of the list. Let's go for the win.

Oh yeah... a new album coming out any day now. Free again...keep checking the page... nuf said!!!

And also some behind the scenes action for ya. Here's some photos from day one of the Smitten video shoot:

Day 1

We are more broke than Owen Wilsons nose!!!

Eels in the booth!!!

Time to concentrate!!! We are now in the suggestion box for Mtv Adria's top 20. And we'll need you to help us get in to the top 20 itself. All you have to do is go HERE and vote for Smitten. You have to click the box next to Dandelion children – Smitten and then push the Glasuj button. With your help we might have a chance to get some much needed exposure. So vote, spread the word and keep sticking around!!! Thank you all.

We’re so cool we gotta be measured in Kelvins!!!

Warm milk cold cheese!!!

Smitten apparently made it in Siols top ten must see videos of February. Check the little video article here. Text says:

»V beli limuzini Foo Fightersov se popeljite po mamljivih elektronskih prostranstvih Radioheadov, a pazite, da se ne zaletite v slovenske zombije Dandelion Children. Deset videospotov meseca februarja, ki jih ne smete zamuditi.«

Feels good to be next to Radiohead and Foo fighters =D Let's all learn some of them Thom dance moves now!!!

Slovenian punk rock portal chose us as the band of March. Check out the details by clicking here. There is also a contest where you get to win a home baked cake (by D.C. personally), a special CD that will feature some unreleased tracks and other goodies. All you have to do is play our quiz and than send your score to peter.djokic@gmail.com

We have nothing to fear but fear of tigers (tiger attack survivor)!!!