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Samčo, brat dážďoviek – magazín TÍNEJDŽ

Published June, 2014
by Easterndaze

Samčo, brat dážďoviek is a rare beast. As one of the very few ones in the electronic scene around here, he doesn’t shy away from the context. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Negativland or The Residents, Samčo mashes up, twists and turns various pop-cultural references – a constant obsession with Justin Bieber serves as the slightest example (on this album there is a literal Slovak translation of his hit), as well as films like Kemonozume and Naisu No Mori, but also subverts various national/istic symbols and ideology of mostly Czech and Slovakian nature. A quick glance at the cover of the album is an analytical shortcut, featuring Ľudovít Štúr, the foremost 19th century Slovak national figure next to a painting of Jesus.  

magazín TÍNEJDŽ by Samčo, brat dážďoviek

For instance, the first track Fenn a Tátra ormán “contains the official Hungarian text of the Slovak anthem used in Hungarian-speaking parts during the period of the 1st Czechoslovak Republic. These topics have been explored before in his ouevre – most prominently on his Slobodný nezávislý album.

magazín TÍNEJDŽ by Samčo, brat dážďoviek

There is also a "homage to the most annoying youtube ad” and a field recording of frogs.  

“Multicultural and multi-linguistic mashup of the traditional Slovak spirit,” he says and adds. “Don’t play this to your neighbours and pets.”

magazín TÍNEJDŽ by Samčo, brat dážďoviek

Check out Samčo’s Easterndaze podcast here.

by b.arctor
This article was supported by the Intenda Foundation