Having maintained a healthy interest in learning how to play musical instruments stemming from his playing of the accordion as a child that fortunately for us extended into his adult years, Miro has nurtured this interest in music by never being complacent doing just one thing, and more recently has decided to take up the piano, the results of which are magical and are clearly evident on this release.
The name Miro Snejdr has gradually become familiar over the years, fans of Death In June’s more recent output will surely recognize the name, as he he was the man who uploaded a few videos of himself playing piano versions of DIJ songs without any idea that this act would somehow one day in the not too distant future lead to a collaborative work with Douglas .P, on the “Peaceful Snow/Lounge Corps” opus of stripped-down beauty released in two-thousand and ten, since then he has collaborated on a free release with Kentin Jivek ; who some may know as the multi-lingual, multi-instrumentalist singer of ‘Ambient and Psychedelic Folk’ from France on the “Dois Ep“, this Ep is a wonderful example of the combined talents of Kentin Jivek and Miro Snejdr, be sure to check it out.
For his solo debut release under the Spitting at Pigeons moniker, Miro touches upon several genres, from jazz, ambient, neoclassical, and even pop, although these genres are approached and touched upon, the paramaters of a given genre never dictate what he is trying to achieve musically. In his striving for excellence he has assembled the music in order to maintain a cohesive quality for the songs where seemingly disparate sounds and genres come together and work as a whole. As dramatic, lush, minimal, and slick as these eleven tracks are, they are never pretentious, distant or cold, they emit a familiar quality; it is like coming home.
Although the mood of this release has a personal emotional quality, artfully colored by an escalating pirouette over the piano’s minor keys, for additional depth and scope there are also a few very slow synth rises present which add warmth to the mood of the musical environment. In the end the inclusion of the accordion and carefully placed spoken excerpts of poetry by poets such as Keats, Dickinson, Whitman and Arnold give this release its final touch.
Miro Snejdr also performs ’Sea Shanty Bordello Rock N Roll’ as the other half of the London based group Folk Grinder, so if you are in and around the London area be sure to check them out.
Written by: Paddy
Label: Self-released/ Format: CD
01 Good-bye My Fancy
03 Ego Death
04 Contemplating Suicide
05 I Never Existed
06 A Cautionary Tale
07 The Other Place
08 Bye Bye Everything
09 Cry Of A Dying Star
10 Till Love And Fame To Nothingness Do Sink
11 Every Second Is A Galaxy