The Kranjci - With their new album, the seven musicians from Oberkrain export musical specialties of their home
Since over 22 years the Kranjci are now on stage at home. Again and again, delighted the group consisting of Robert Primozic (clarinet), Klemen Kladnik (trumpet), Franz Tisler (bass baritone), Tomas Hribar (accordion and Styrian harmonica) and Aljosa (Joschi) Cernelc on guitar, backed by the chant soloists Danilo Lukan (tenor) and Vera Solinc (soprano), her fans refreshing the heart and lively Oberkrainer folk music. All this experience and passion that connect them with the unmistakable sound of Oberkrain, have "The Kranjci" packed into their new album.
At that time, in the late eighties, when the young Slovenian musicians their first formation under the name "Gašperji" founded, they could not foresee the success story develop out their careers would. Their intention was to live simply and solely the musical traditions of their homeland Oberkrain continue and continue. But in 1989, shortly after their first public appearances, the founding father of Oberkrainer music Slavko Avsenik noticed her, it became apparent that this group ahead of them have a long common path would. In the further course Slavko supervised the promising group and wrote a number of songs for "The Kranjci", as they were called from then on.
Over the years, the musicians were able to draw an impressive track record of the great collaboration with her great idol Slavko Avsenik. this was followed by a number of awards and honors, such as the "Golden Orfei Achievement" in 1991 or winning the famous Slovenian music festival in 1994. Together with the inventor of Oberkrainer music led her way in several TV shows on German television. U. a. They were encountered while Showblock the "Superhitparade folk music", the "Winter Festival of Folk Music" and the "Musikantenstadl". In addition, they were able to inspire their fans in Germany in 2000, when she accompanied Slavko Avsenik at his last major tour.
Several times "The Kranjci" of 2000-2005 with the "Diamond Nightingale" were (comparable to the "Crown of Folk Music" in Germany) awarded as the most successful and popular group in Slovenia. This success could be topped later even: In 2010 she received the "Rubin Nightingale" awarded as the most popular ensemble Oberkrains. But the real high in their impressive career presented fOr them another moment is: ". Is unforgettable for us certainly the day when we were allowed to play on the Maribor airport to welcome and honor of Pope John Paul II," muses the head of the formation Robi Primozic.
The large, final breakthrough in Germany finally succeeded in 2003, when the group was able to notch up the victory in the "popular hit parade". This resulted in very consistently numerous touring and TV exposure, even across the Atlantic. So the young Slovenes 2005 and 2007 tours played each accompanied by up to 200 fans in the United States with performances in Central Park and on the west coast. They also accompanied Karl Moik on his great farewell tour through Germany.
In 2007 she released the album "Thank Slavko Avsenik". A sonic thanks to its namesake and longtime Sponsors and Donors and a tribute to the work that they wanted to carry on and make it memorable. And again, the fans were of the "Boys Original Kvintet" in various TV and live performances of their quality are persuasive. So they were 2008 u. A. The German national final and by their local 3rd place also during the subsequent European finale of the represented "Grand Prix of Folk Music". In 2009 she presented together with Marianne Michael both at the Winter Festival of folk music as well as the preliminary of the "Grand Prix of Folk Music 2009" the greatest hits of Slavko Avsenik. Finally, they went along with Michael Klostermann and his musicians 2009/2010 on an unforgettable and unique double-concert tour and presented the "King sounds of folk music".
In this way, now is the release of the new album "specialties Oberkrain" to. With 13 pieces plus bonus tracks "hands to heaven" present "The Kranjci" rousing and animating music of her homeland, they stand for and live. That they have learned from the Fathers of Oberkrainermusik, shows up in various own compositions of the band members Vera, Tomas and Aljosha they contributed for the production itself.
The individual specialties convey the joy of making music, which broadcasts the group throughout. An absolute highlight is the album title "White sails, blue lakes", together with the Wolfgang Lindner band. Known already in the 70s, has Vilko Avsenik, brother of Slavko, extra made a new orchestral arrangement Concerning this version. Other highlights on the album are "The Song of the Bell", which is played with yodelling queen Herlinde Lindner and "The Merry Dutchman, an instrumental Polka, which is spoken with a lot of playful mood and traditional can. This superb musicianship is especially the 70s Avsenik title "Golden Oberkrainer sounds" clear the play "The Kranjci" as in the original.
Songs like "Hello friends, hello" to the "good spirits awaken" and show that man can be driven in all walks of life through music. In "Polka ABC" is explained in a fun way fOr what the individual letters of the word "polka", but also for what "The Kranjci" itself are: FOR the audience and fOr Oberkrain, fOr the exuberance and the filled jars and finally for the accordion, whose sound enriches course each song.
the Oberkrainer cover of intergenerational Stimmungshits were particular "hands to heaven" out, which is the first time interpreted in a Oberkrainer version.
The overall result is a potpourri of "Delicatessen" from Oberkrain which Convinced by his enthusiasm and his ease. The folk scene can look forward to the new plant. The Kranjci ask to dance.
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