CD You can only buy it here -> http://karneval.bandcamp.com/#
group Karneval sends you their cd in a movie slip. Clever. For
many, like me, you may pop in the DVD player to see if it has
video. It doesn’t - but it plays! And, yes, now the DVD
player rocks daily…
group, based out of Serbia, has created a musical inspiration
to a film they enjoy; hence the name of the CD. And they have
the vocals in each in the language of the film; German, English,
Serbian Spanish and Italian. Frankly, the works flow in an out
of genius. But, I would say they all have a chance at scoring
films if the group does not pan out.
first track, Fitzcarraldo (film by Director Werner Herzog), introduces
us to vocalist Milica Krstic. She has a wide range and you are
drawn in. Remarkably different and alluring, while still being
strong and clear; talent. The instruments are accompanied by some
well-aimed sampling and beats that swish together to make a heady
stir of things.
second track, Wild at Heart (film by director David Lynch), again
has Krstic’s vocals, but this time they bring you into a
post apocalyptic Goth club somewhere in an out-zone. The music
is very visual. Turn it up for the best effect.
three, Dvoje (film by director Aleksandar Petrovic), takes another
turn. Celtic influences blend with an almost operatic Krstic.
Piano keys tickles, flutes whispers enchanting notes and other
instruments (including a military-esque drum riff) crescendo to
meet in the middle of some samplings. It makes you want to hunt
down the film.
in their fourth piece, Vuk Samotnjak, you’ll be served up
delightfully ethereal samplings and a drum rythym as Krstic’s
voice joins in. The production notes advise the film is about
an abandoned dog, so that’s why there’s barking looped
within I suppose. But, even not having seen the film, you’ll
understand a war came, and a dog is not happy.
interpretation of Destino (the animated collaboration between
Walt Disney and Salvador Dali), track five, has definately been
over sampled. I want to re-record it with them, slapping the hand
reaching for that sampling sound effect button! But, beneath the
artistic hubalu there’s a great song fighting to get out.
The talent behind the music is obvious and the instruments voice
their player’s commands nicely; just a tad all-at-once a
final offering is based on and titled, Le Notte Bianche (film
by director Luchino Visconti). Karneval serves up a nice bit of
melodrama musically within. There’s just all that sampling
again. I am not a huge fan of the constant sampling – so
it’s harder for me to be fair. Then out of the blue a piano
section reminds you of the actual rich talent and artistic ability
of the group, and you’re smiling again.
cd comes complete with “movie” posters for each song
in the insert. They tell you who plays what – though in
different languages; some are tough to decipher. If you are into
discovering different music being made around the world, get this
compelling, often grand, often heady, six-pack of musical adventures.
This is a talented group that needs a producer to rein them in
– but not change their remarkable freshness and unique touches.
can only Karneval's Movies CD here -> http://karneval.bandcamp.com/#
send it from far away for your audio pleasure:)