“You just live a long series of these semi feelings that are OK for the moment but don’t leave a significant memory in the long run.”
explains Prague based Ondřej Holý’s aka dné about his album “These Semi Feelings, They Are Everywhere”, that will be released on 18th Nov 2016 on Majestic Casual label. An album that almost didn´t happen anymore as he was nearly about to give up on music. “The debut album is not happening, I am quitting electronic music”, was what he announced after his 2013 release ‘Like Physical’, but luckily shortly after that started asking himself: “What if I limit myself, and just base the album on piano and a human clap? You don’t have to find a right sound for either of them, they have had one for centuries”. And ultimately, with the aim of creating something timeless, in a 5 year long process the album came into being where Ondřej mixes together piano, guitar, voice and strings into a sound that has both – simplicity yet multi-layered aspects and an experimental touch as well. And we can assure you – it comes with goosebumps guaranteed! “The record communicates an underlying commentary on today’s world of Internet driven hyper-realities, superficial connections and the increasing elusiveness of romance and relationships. Reflected in the song titles are themes of late-night chats, online dating, and fleeting moments of intimacy instead of finding deep and meaningful relationships.”
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images press courtesy; Radek-Brousil / album cover
Video Shot by Martin Lamberty
Recorded by Fabian Langer
Filmed in Prague at Meet Factory, July 2016.