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Hudba z Marsu

Hudba z Marsu

Hudba z Marsu


Slovak band playing "therapeutic pop". Music From Mars come into being in 1996 as a group of friends playing punk and ska. They are originally from Trnava, Slovakia. In 1999 they produce their debut album - Supervylet (Supertrip). It is the mixture of funny and sad songs connected by sayings from homonymous movie - Music From Mars. The combination of Slavonic melody and modern electronic and guitar popmusic is the specialty of Music From Mars. Read more on Last.fm
Slovak band playing "therapeutic pop". Music From Mars come into being in 1996 as a group of friends playing punk and ska. They are originally from Trnava, Slovakia. In 1999 they produce their debut album - Supervylet (Supertrip). It is the mixture of funny and sad songs connected by sayings from homonymous movie - Music From Mars.

The combination of Slavonic melody and modern electronic and guitar popmusic is the specialty of Music From Mars. Rich arranged songs withs simple melodies and cosmic sounds are typic for second album - Cosmodisc published in 2001 by Monti Records in collaboration with Warner Music. The actual album - Travnice (Grass Songs) is published by Gregor Agency-G.A. Records in 2005. It contains 13 tracks included 1 remix, 3 videos and a virtual songbook with chord signs. "Travnice" - in English something like "grass songs" is originally the name of ancient Slovak songs sang by mowers. People on the meadows and grasslands sang droning songs by mowing and raking the grass and the mountains replied them like echo. Discography : 1.supervylet (sq music 1998) 2.cosmodisc (monti/warner music 2001) 3.travnice (gregor agency 2005) 4.idoli (gregor agency 2008) 5.orchester z marsu (lark records 2010) History : In the autumn of ‘96 a group of high school friends formed a music band and performed on the music festival HuliFest for the first time.

They came up with the name Music from Mars and soon recorded their first demo. The founder members were Sigi, Štofo, Macho, Vešpík and Katka. The songs from the demo were played in various Czechoslovak charts and the group flourished. They performed on RockFm Fest, their songs were played in an underground radio Ragtime, the group recorded other songs and its very first album Supervýlet.

The album and Music from Mars were well received and the group was recognized by most of the Slovaks. Especially the song Klára a Gogo and video for this song were successful. Another Supervylet’s songs Slečna, Jetoleto, Gogo a prasa, Rege were choosen for various punk and reggae compilations.In 2001 second album Cosmodisc was released. In that time the group consisted of Sigi, Štofo, Macho, Vešpík, the trumpetist Fero and keyboard player Tomáš.

Šakalík became one of the most successful songs played by most popular radio Koliba back then. A progressive song Compuphonic was well received by the slovak second favourite radio FunRadio. A fresh piece Majka z Gurunu was the cover of an old slovak TV series theme which was recorded by Music from Mars for the Slovak Television.Third album Trávnice (2005) was more contemplative. Beside pop tunes it included also etno experiments – songs for which old ethnical and slovak folklore samples were used.

Most popular songs from album Trávnice (2005) are Fialový kvet, Nahaj ma!, Výberové vibrácie...Around the time of Trávnice (2005) a new members came to the band. Bassguitarist Matúš was replaced by jazzman Julo and accordionist Maco brought a new sound to the band.In 2009 Music from Mars released spirited, funny and playful album Idols. The unifying element of the songs is disco. The band continued with integrating folk and etno elements to its music by cooperating with folk group Trnafčan.

It all led to composing an original worldmusic song Na hubách, which competed in slovak version (national Finale) of Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Another dance songs from Idols Disko and Tanečná were successful singles.During 13 years of being on the scene, Music from Mars reached to thousands of fans, played hundreds of shows, including performance in festival Sunrock in Belgium. Few times the band also played on the slovak biggest music festival Pohoda and popular TV shows Metro and Ladí neladí.These days the band is playing also more shows in the Czech republic. The song Továreň na sny was well received by Prague Radio 1 and in 2010 the band will introduce a new song – the Final Song to the Slovak and possibly European audience. Read more on Last.fm.

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