Label: Animal Music
Format: COMPACT DISC
BARTA NOVAK OSTROUCHOV STEPANEK HARRIES
On its eponymous album, "Blue Shadows" consists of four musicians with different musical backgrounds. Cellist Jirí Bárta is a virtuoso known in the world of classical music, an excellent drummer Martin Novák plays with Lenka Dusilová, Jana Kirschner and David Doružka, versatile guitarist Josef Štepánek performs and records with many artists of alternative and pop music, and guitarist Petr Ostrouchov is known mostly as a composer of film music (with five nominations for the Czech Lion award), and from his former long-term participation in the band Sto zvirat. The project of their joint album arose naturally from their last year’s collaboration on recording of the score for the Czech TV miniseries "Blue Shadows". Each of the musicians contributed to the album with his original abilities and the diversity of their individual musical careers has become an advantage: the result seems to be a natural sum of their diverse musical experiences and skills. The album, mixing genres and influences covered mostly by the term "americana", i.e. american acoustic music, country, jazz and folk music, is in its majority an instrumental one and consists of recordings of compositions mostly scetched in the course of recording. Guest vocalist James Harries is featured in two songs, including the title song "Blue Shadows" from the TV miniseries of the same name.