News: Today Metronome Blues is Christening their New Album Vicious Circles

18 January 2018, 1:00
News: Today Metronome Blues is Christening their New Album Vicious Circles

The Czech-New Zealand group Metronome Blues is bringing out their third album. Vicious Circles is being issued under the independent label Happy Mutant. The group is christening it today in the Mersey club.

The album Vicious Circles is a collection of recordings from the last 12 months from the now no longer extant studio on Cejl Street in Brno. The pieces are often based on long looping grooves. The whole album Vicious Circles thus refers to the feeling that as a society we are trapped in a declining spiral. “They include the normal political issues and environmental issues, but they are not obvious. It seems that for the moment we are caught up in evil and malicious vicious circles, in the media (echo chambers) as well as culturally (technologically) and politically…,” says Rhys Braddock. “Our songs only touch on these things. Another of the main themes is obsession – our noble obsessions. Technology, ideology and real bacteria …” explains Rhys Braddock.

Metronome Blues is issuing the album Vicious Circles digitally at Fair Price Music and Bandcamp. They plan to bring it out in special vinyl form in April, when the group is off on a tour of the Czech Republic and Europe.

The album Vicious Circles will be christened today, 18 January 2018, in Mersey club from 7 p.m. as part of a joint concert with the group Please The Trees.

Metronome Blues/ photo Jan Vrba

Comments

Reply

No comment added yet..

Music-lovers in Brno like to remember the visit Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart made to the city at the turn of 1767-68. The theme of the third subscription concert of the Brno Philharmonic from the cycle The Philharmonic at Home I was however the composer’s visit to Prague. And this was not without reason. Prague has an indisputable place in the professional career of the most significant representative of Viennese classicism. To go with the chosen theme the programme creators chose important milestones in the composer’s output that were linked to Prague and its inhabitants. The Brno Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Alexander Liebreich and the pianist was Saleem Ashkar.  more

Bombarďák: 3fo3

7 February 2018, 1:00

The three musketeers in fact numbered four. In the same way 3fo3 (which reads as “three fotři” – a play on words since ‘fotr’ is an unflattering term for father) is made up of four members. To the founding members of Bombarďák, Michal Dalecký, Jiří Jelínek and Filip Nebřenský, Matěj Pospíšil was added as a kind of d’Artagnan. However otherwise everything has stayed the same. Bombarďák – or rather the lyricist Jiří Jelínek – speaks to kids with a dynamic language full of fashionable and modern expressions. In the space of very brief songs (on average under two minutes) they are able to tell humorous tales full of wordplay and situational humour. One song follows on from another, mostly upbeat, with speaking as well as singing, on the borders of song and theatrical sketch, but all fitting together well.  more

A big circus tent is now standing in the Lužánky park; until June this year it will play host to New Circus shows, theatre performances and concerts.  more

Hits like Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever or How Deep Is Your Love sung beautifully, and wonderfully constructed and danced choreography in shiny disco costumes, and three exceptional performances in the main roles. That is the currency of the new Brno musical Saturday Night Fever. The director Stanislav Moša staged it in the Municipal Theatre.  more

Brno is a city full of contrasts. A short walk through its centre reveals curious contrasts: the Rozkvět passage next to the House of the Lords of Lipá or the Omega department store inserted into the historic centre are clear examples. The Brno Philharmonic also bases its musical production on the contrast of old with new. More than once I have praised the fresh programmes of the concerts, which go for contrasting musical works and present combinations of compositions which are rarely heard alongside each other. In the case of the concert entitled Romantic Fairy Tales of 24 January however the programme was down to earth. There were no sudden dissonances or odd instrumental combinations and the musical language did not depart from the moderately conventional. However we do not have only the contrasts of old and new, known and unknown, but unfortunately also between quality and its absence and not last between interesting and dull.  more