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Gordan // Down In The Meadow LP

Gordan // Down In The Meadow LP

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This is a record released in 2021 by Gordan, an exotic post-punk trio led by Serbian singer Svetlana Spajic, on the strange beats label Morphine Records in Berlin, Germany.

Contains 7 songs with emotional vocals and tight drums and bass. DL code included.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Morphine Records releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl.

tracklist:

1. Down in the Meadow 05:27
2. Woe is my Foreign Lands- 04:00
3. Don't Ask How I Live 03:28
4. Oh My Rose Flowers 07:20
5. Seediq Song 05:46
6. Endless Kraut 07:06
7. Konji Vrani 04:21

Morphine Records:

"Gordan joins traditional Serbian singing with abstraction, energy and minimalism. Their music is marked by radical reduction, seemingly endless ascension and a passion for experiments.

The Serbian singer Svetlana Spajić is an internationally recognized and acclaimed artist. She, like almost no other contemporary singer, is a master of all the complex local stylistic variations of singing from Balkan music. Guido Möbius plays bass and various electronic sound generators. Additionally he uses guitar amps, microphones and effects to provoke feedback which either harmonize or are juxtaposed with the song. It is a dialogue between sound and noise which is accentuated or fragmented by means of Andi Stecher's expressive drumming. With a rich pool of ideas the percussionist drives the sound forward breathlessly and grounds it. Together the trio form a dynamic body of sound.

Gordan recorded their debut during the first wave of the Covid19 pandemic in Europe in March 2020. Due to the lockdown in Berlin at that time, the city did not have many distractions to offer, so the trio just concentrated on working. The atmosphere of being isolated in a recording studio had a big impact on the musical results. All three band members came up with ideas for new piecesOn abstract instrumentals provided by Stecher and Möbius, Svetlana Spajic sometimes reacted with personal interpretations of serbian traditionals, and the other way around. Most of the time it was as if the music just happened to the band; playing together felt natural from the first moment on.

Some of the old serbian traditional songs that Spajic sang are extinct forms with a specific local melodic mode. The skillful improvisation of their lyrics and ornaments was of great importance and very estimated among village singers. The title song Down In The Meadow for instance originally is a love song from the village of Odevce in eastern Kosovo, Serbia. The singing manner is of a great intensity and sonority, with lots of specific local ornaments. It disappeared along with the village communities from the area. Oh, my Rose Flowers are from the region of Kopaonik mountain (southwest Serbia) and the mode, scale is known as ”kopaonički glas” (Kopaonik mountain air). Svetlana adopted the style from the late singer Veličko Veličković from the village of Ostraće. It is an old mountain solo chant, rich in fast ornamentation movements and microtonal intervals. Don't ask how I live is Svetlana's homage to the new popular folk music movement from the In the 80s, known as Južni Vetar (Southern Wind), led by musician and composer Mile Ilić, known as Mile Bas (“Mile the Bass”), who revolutionized popular music by introducing tabooed oriental music and original arrangements.

Artist: Gordan

Label: Morphine Records

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This is a record released in 2021 by Gordan, an exotic post-punk trio led by Serbian singer Svetlana Spajic, on the strange beats label Morphine Records in Berlin, Germany.

Contains 7 songs with emotional vocals and tight drums and bass. DL code included.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Morphine Records releases available at Tobira.

----------------------

Includes DL code. 12" black vinyl.

tracklist:

1. Down in the Meadow 05:27
2. Woe is my Foreign Lands- 04:00
3. Don't Ask How I Live 03:28
4. Oh My Rose Flowers 07:20
5. Seediq Song 05:46
6. Endless Kraut 07:06
7. Konji Vrani 04:21

Morphine Records:

"Gordan joins traditional Serbian singing with abstraction, energy and minimalism. Their music is marked by radical reduction, seemingly endless ascension and a passion for experiments.

The Serbian singer Svetlana Spajić is an internationally recognized and acclaimed artist. She, like almost no other contemporary singer, is a master of all the complex local stylistic variations of singing from Balkan music. Guido Möbius plays bass and various electronic sound generators. Additionally he uses guitar amps, microphones and effects to provoke feedback which either harmonize or are juxtaposed with the song. It is a dialogue between sound and noise which is accentuated or fragmented by means of Andi Stecher's expressive drumming. With a rich pool of ideas the percussionist drives the sound forward breathlessly and grounds it. Together the trio form a dynamic body of sound.

Gordan recorded their debut during the first wave of the Covid19 pandemic in Europe in March 2020. Due to the lockdown in Berlin at that time, the city did not have many distractions to offer, so the trio just concentrated on working. The atmosphere of being isolated in a recording studio had a big impact on the musical results. All three band members came up with ideas for new piecesOn abstract instrumentals provided by Stecher and Möbius, Svetlana Spajic sometimes reacted with personal interpretations of serbian traditionals, and the other way around. Most of the time it was as if the music just happened to the band; playing together felt natural from the first moment on.

Some of the old serbian traditional songs that Spajic sang are extinct forms with a specific local melodic mode. The skillful improvisation of their lyrics and ornaments was of great importance and very estimated among village singers. The title song Down In The Meadow for instance originally is a love song from the village of Odevce in eastern Kosovo, Serbia. The singing manner is of a great intensity and sonority, with lots of specific local ornaments. It disappeared along with the village communities from the area. Oh, my Rose Flowers are from the region of Kopaonik mountain (southwest Serbia) and the mode, scale is known as ”kopaonički glas” (Kopaonik mountain air). Svetlana adopted the style from the late singer Veličko Veličković from the village of Ostraće. It is an old mountain solo chant, rich in fast ornamentation movements and microtonal intervals. Don't ask how I live is Svetlana's homage to the new popular folk music movement from the In the 80s, known as Južni Vetar (Southern Wind), led by musician and composer Mile Ilić, known as Mile Bas (“Mile the Bass”), who revolutionized popular music by introducing tabooed oriental music and original arrangements.

Artist: Gordan

Label: Morphine Records