Two recordings, two worlds, one music and endless passion. Music as a link between time that connects tradition and the present. Hrubá Hudba are two albums linked by one idea. The first under the name of Hrubá Hudba is a view of a musician Jiří Hradil (Tata Bojs, Umakart, Kafka Band, Lesní zvěř) on traditional Horňácko music, its connection with other genres and, at the same time, development towards contemporary music worlds.
The recording of Hlasy starého světa was prepared by the prime violinist of the Horňásko region, Petr Mička and presents the oldest and most distinctive singers of contemporary Horňácko region recorded in the original places of the region, mostly in natural acoustic spaces. Thirty artists participated in the double album; in addition to the Horňácko ensemble of Petr Mička and Jiří Hradil, for example, singers and guests Martin Hrbáč, Martin Čambal, Dušan Holý, Anna Šajdlerová, Katarzia, Kato and Jaroslav Rudiš.
Album Hrubá Hudba
In the Hrubá Hudba album, Jiří Hradil focused on new grasp of Horňácko songs – expanding, exponentiation and moving to other areas other than folk-rock. “I took each song differently and the diversity is from ambient, classical music, electronics, pop to hip-hop elements. I was mainly interested in non-violent – non-obvious grip, where the listener naturally goes through different worlds of music, where the main master is the Horňácko song and everything is subordinate to it.” The studio brought together not only famous musicians from Horňácko, but also Katarzia, Kato, Miloš Rejsek, Jaroslav Rudiš and others.
Album Hlasy starého světa
The album Hlasy Starého Světa reflects the manifestations of Horňácko music folklore not only from the perspective of the age of the performers, but mainly from the point of view of the continuous singing (and music) tradition, which, through older bearers, is passed to other generations and resonates with its old-world interpretation in today’s world too. In the introduction to the album, Petr Mička admits that “the record has materialized my long-standing idea of capturing the most significant bearers of the singing tradition in the Horňácko region, especially the older generation.” Anna Šajdlerová, Martin Čambal, Martin Hrbáč are only a part of the main singing figures that you can hear on this recording.
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