Už jsme doma will be christening their new album Kry today

28 November 2018, 1:00
Už jsme doma will be christening their new album Kry today

The Kabinet múz will be hosting a legend of the Czech alternative scene. The band Už jsme doma (“We’re home already”) will be presenting its new album after gap of eight years, Kry (“Icebergs”).

Už jsme doma was formed in Teplice in 1985. In its beginnings, it was joined by Miroslav WanekRomek Hanzlík from the punk band FPB. Maybe that is the reason that one can hear the punk roots and the influence of the avant-garde in their music. The band has gone through a lot of intensive performing in foreign clubs. Its composition is made up of Miroslav Wanek (guitar, keyboards, vocals and composition), Pepa Červinka (bass, vocals and smile), Adam Tomášek (trumpet and vocals), Vojta Bořil (drums) and Martin Velíšek (brushes).

The album Kry was made after an eight-year creative break. Miroslav Wanek says about it, that: “Kry are for Už jsme doma a symbol of the passing nature of life but also the fight against it. It is a symbol of cycle and continuity, the consciousness of belonging with that which has passed and that which is still to be. The consciousness of responsibility when taking on the baton in the relay, carrying it for your section and then passing it on. The album is also dedicated to human icebergs, the ones that helplessly float on the waves of the Mediterranean and melt so fast that no one even notices them.”

The christening of the Kry album will take place today, on 28 November 2018 from 8 p.m. at the Kabinet múz.

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