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New member of the family: Voices of Nature

IDM Music presents another great work of art and a fresh arrival under its roof: Voices Of Nature - an eclectic project that showcases pan-cultural voices carried by forces of exotic rhythms within a complex musical expression.

The project is a brainchild of the composer, keyboardist and producer Andrej Kljaković, who has devoted himself to redefining the boundaries of eclectic music in the past few decades.
Andrej studied at the Jazz Conservatory in Paris, participated in many jazz-rock projects and worked as a record producer for V2 Universal and Sony/BMG record labels, as well as a songwriter for Bucks Music and Westminster publishing.

The new album Exotika represents an exciting new concept in electro-acoustic heterogeneous fusion, combined with explosive improvised sonic textures that are found in World Music and Jazz.
This recording features twenty-eight musicians and singers from all around the world, representing voices that sing in invented cross-cultural languages, fused with exotic rhythms derived from ancient world music traditions.

You can purchase the CD on iTunes store: 

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/exotika/id372595837

 

THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!

As one of the biggest names in electro-dance rock, LCD has released his third album "This is Happening" this week. Best known for the hits “Daft Punk Is Playing In My House”, “All My Friends” and “Time To Get Away”, LCD Soundsystem has been created by the American producer James Murphy, co-founder of dance-punk label DFA Records. The new album has already been announced by the single “Drunk Girls” for which Spike Jonze directed the video. The legendary director and producer is the best known for directing the movies “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation” as well as the music videos for numerous big artists such as Beastie Boys, Weezer, R.E.M., Bjork, Daft Punk, Kanye West and many more.
Besides the “Drunk girls” the album also contains the interesting Bowie-esque "All I Want" and big building track "Dance Yrself Clean". After already playing a number of European dates, LCD's relentless summer tour this year includes stops at some of the biggest festivals worldwide: Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Sonar, and Roskilde. Luckily, the Croatian audience will also have the chance to see him for the first time in Zagreb, on 22nd of June at the T-Mobile INmusic festival.


Don't miss it!

 

MORRICONE AND BJORK SHARE POLAR MUSIC PRIZE

Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have won the 2010 Polar Music Prize - an annual music prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, typically shared between a pop performer and a classical artist.

The pair will be invited to accept the award, worth 1 million kronor ($130,000), in Stockholm Concert Hall in August. The Polar Music Prize was founded by Stig Anderson, manager of Swedish pop group ABBA, in 1989.

The Prize committee said Morricone's congenial compositions and arrangements lift our existence to another plain, as well as influence and inspire a number of musicians in the spheres of pop, rock and classical music, adding that Bjork personifies the border-breaking attributes bravely and without compromises. 

Previous winners also include Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones, B. B. King, Peter Gabriel, Dizzy Gillespie, Pierre Boulez and Ravi Shankar.

 

4 ELEMENTS: RAIN, FIRE, METAL AND MORRICONE

After years and years of waiting impatiently, yesterday at Zagreb Hippodrome, Croatian fans finally got their chance to welcome one of the most popular and most renowned heavy metal bands of all time – Metallica. Rain, wind, mud and cold did not discourage more than 30.000 hyped fans, and their favorite band graced them in gratitude with more than a two hour long intense music set.

However, it is interesting to point out that the Metallica’s Zagreb concert spectacle opened with the song ‘Estasi Dell' Oro’ by a cult film music composer Ennio Morricone. The well-known melody was accompanied by scenes from the spaghetti-western classic 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly'.

Since 1983, Metallica has been opening their concerts with the mentioned Morricone’s music theme. Their love for the Italian composer was captured on the compilation 'We All Love Ennio Morricone’ as well. Next to many famous and popular artists that vary from Celine Dion to Bruce Springsteen, the members of Metallica paid their respect to the great Morricone by playing their version of 'Estasi Dell' Oro', for which they were nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 2007.

Rock on!

 

PORIN 2010 – TRIPLE STATUE FOR IDM MUSIC ARTISTS

The most prestigious Croatian music award ceremony - ‘Porin’ was held last Saturday for the 17th time since its creation. The host of the ceremony, for the second consecutive year, was the charming coastal town Biograd.

The main news of this year's ‘Porin’ is the return of the Hit of the Year category, in which the final winner was determined by audience tele votes. The award was presented to ‘Kad žena zavoli’ by IDM’s author Miro Buljan and preformed by Toni Cetinski.

Besides this, one of the most important categories, IDM Music can be proud of winning in two additional categories as well:

  • Best Club Music Album: ‘Neću više jazz kantati’ (artist: Tamara Obrovac and Transhistriaelectric, music producers: Tamara Obrovac and Zvonimir Dusper Dus)
  • Best Album of Various Artists: Runjić na Peristilu ‘08 (art director/release editor: Ivana Runjić)

Congratulations to the winners!

 

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Zdenko Runjić (born October 26, 1942 in Slavonski Brod, during the Independent State of Croatia, died October 27, 2004, Split, Croatia) was Croatian songwriter based in Split. In his long career, he established himself as the most prolific and most popular songwriter of the former Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Many of his songs, inspired by the folk traditions of Dalmatia, became classics and Runjić helped the careers of many notable Croatian musicians such as ...More

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