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Author Topic: DVA's latest album "nipomo" released on CD, Vinyl, Cassette *and* 8-track!!  (Read 13699 times)
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« on: February 13, 2014, 06:03:52 pm »


~just kidding about 8-track~  Grin



CD: http://experimedia.net/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&cPath=1&products_id=11126&zenid=iS72E3jUlQ0zkT,tT7FHm3
*Includes 16 postcards.* Operating in their own microcosm, DVA have stood out with an idiosyncratic sonic lexicon "pop for non-existing radios" or "folklore of non-existing nations", as they say. The duo - it takes two "dva" in Czech, to tango - Bára Kratochvílová and Jan Kratochvíl, have carved out a niche with their rich musical landscape. Established in 2006, the Czech project have toured the world, playing at esteemed festivals including SXSW, Eurosonic, Fusion, Incubate or OFF charming their growing global fanbase with smart sophisticated pop. In 2012, DVA toured the US twice and played more than 80 concerts in 10 countries. DVA's soundtrack for the computer game Botanicula scooped the main prize at Independent Games Festival awards in San Francisco last year, and was also nominated for the UK Sound & Music Awards. DVA's much-acclaimed debut album Fonók was released in 2008 which was followed by Hu in 2010, and an eponymous soundtrack for the aforementioned video game in 2013 with a new record in the works. Their lyrics, written in an imaginary language, remain abstruse, yet universally comprehensible, while the music is similarly peculiarly universal - an aural collage of "pop, kitchen beatbox, tango, cabaret, circus, radio noise", bearing their unmistakable stamp - quirky, but accessible. Championed by critics - from the BBC to national and specialist music press and beyond - and fans alike, DVA are one of the most successful Czech bands to emerge in the last decade. Aside from music, they are also active in theatre whose features they have transferred into the music as well. It is not surprising then that the project's seeds were sewn during the recording of the science fiction radio play by I. Asimov - Victory Unintentional. DVA are a living and breathing aural organism, its own thing.

Vinyl: http://experimedia.net/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=11128
*Clear vinyl w/download.* "Nipomo is a joyful and summery record. Thus, its subtitle is Hœw Te Survik Winter(How To Survive Winter)," Dva reveal, as they plan a March US tour in the wake of the release of their new record, followed by concerts in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in April and the rest of Europe. The album, similarly to their previous material, contains made-up language, each song also features Czech and English translations. And what is the single, "Mulatu," about? "Mulatu in a way has a social theme, which is not usually the case with us. It is about unemployment and the urge to give up." Jaromír Plachý from Amanita Design, the creator of the Botanicula video, to which Dva composed an acclaimed soundtrack, has contributed to making of the video for "Mulatu." The video maker concludes: "Perhaps I'm not the best person to interpret conflicts and catastrophes around us. What I did dare to do was to mediate the uncertainty, indifference and apathy, which the various cataclysmic events invoke in us. It is my statement about happiness, on which we will once choke."

"The album features plenty of field recordings - made in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, sounds of ping pong, ten kinds of walking in snow or five ways of walking in grass. The recording was accompanied by an enormous crop of mushrooms, its everyday picking and bottling and cutting wood for heating," say Dva about the inception of their album. Dva have played around 600 live shows since 2006, most of them abroad and across the whole of Europe and the US. For their albums Fonók (2008) and Hu (2010), they received the Andel award. Their following record, a soundtrack for the Botanicula videogame (2012), was awarded the IGF Award 2012 for the best soundtrack for a computer game in San Francisco and also received nominations at the UK Music & Sound Awards.

Cassette: http://experimedia.net/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=11127
*Includes download.* "Nipomo is a joyful and summery record. Thus, its subtitle is Hœw Te Survik Winter(How To Survive Winter)," Dva reveal, as they plan a March US tour in the wake of the release of their new record, followed by concerts in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in April and the rest of Europe. The album, similarly to their previous material, contains made-up language, each song also features Czech and English translations. And what is the single, "Mulatu," about? "Mulatu in a way has a social theme, which is not usually the case with us. It is about unemployment and the urge to give up." Jaromír Plachý from Amanita Design, the creator of the Botanicula video, to which Dva composed an acclaimed soundtrack, has contributed to making of the video for "Mulatu." The video maker concludes: "Perhaps I'm not the best person to interpret conflicts and catastrophes around us. What I did dare to do was to mediate the uncertainty, indifference and apathy, which the various cataclysmic events invoke in us. It is my statement about happiness, on which we will once choke."

"The album features plenty of field recordings - made in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, sounds of ping pong, ten kinds of walking in snow or five ways of walking in grass. The recording was accompanied by an enormous crop of mushrooms, its everyday picking and bottling and cutting wood for heating," say Dva about the inception of their album. Dva have played around 600 live shows since 2006, most of them abroad and across the whole of Europe and the US. For their albums Fonók (2008) and Hu (2010), they received the Andel award. Their following record, a soundtrack for the Botanicula videogame (2012), was awarded the IGF Award 2012 for the best soundtrack for a computer game in San Francisco and also received nominations at the UK Music & Sound Awards.

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 11:29:43 pm »

"Nipomo" ordering information from DVA's homepage...

Physical Album EU + World (not U.S.) CD/LP/Cassette
http://dva2.bandcamp.com/album/nipomo

Physical Album United States CD/LP/Cassette
http://northernspy.11spot.com/dva-nipomo.html

Digital Album WorldWide
http://dva2.bandcamp.com/album/nipomo



"Nipomo will be the first Dva release to receive North American distribution."
http://clandestinedistribution.com/music/nipomo/

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 06:53:21 pm »


Ah-HA!   Now I understand why the 25th had been highlighted on DVA's 2014 Calendar!   Grin    They're really beautiful, btw, get one while you still can.


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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 05:04:53 pm »




CD / LP / CASS / DL
► Buy (DVA Bandcamp) http://bit.ly/1esGGz4
► U.S. (Northern Spy) http://bit.ly/1jJJ5f4
► Itunes: http://bit.ly/1bIuX4B
► Amazon: http://amzn.to/1lioOiU
► Indies: http://bit.ly/OxSNWQ

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 04:57:46 pm »


  < Click to play

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