In our first episode of Majestic Sessions we welcome Prague's own dné. He performs his song “Asos Model Crush“ from his forthcoming debut album “These Semi Feelings, They Are Everywhere“ out November 18th on Majestic Casual Records. ▸ https://dne.lnk.to/SemiFeelings
’These Semi Feelings, They Are Everywhere', the debut album by dné.
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Although dné aka Ondrej is not classically trained and has almost no knowledge of music theory, his music speaks with an innate musicality. His style draws on beautiful orchestrations, sample-heavy techniques (including field recordings), organic beats and DIY-type recording and arrangement, giving his music a unique sound with an overarching cinematic feel.
Whilst aiming to create something timeless, the album, entitled ‘These Semi Feelings, They Are Everywhere’, became a 5 year long process of devotion, commitment and realisation. The record communicates an underlying commentary on today’s world of Internet driven hyper-realities, superficial connections and the increasing elusiveness of romance and relationships. Reflected in the song titles are themes of late-night chats, online dating, and fleeting moments of intimacy instead of finding deep and meaningful relationships.
In Ondrej’s own words: “You just live a long series of these semi feelings that are OK for the moment but don’t leave a significant memory in the long run.”
As a result, these aren’t love songs but they are Ondrej’s reflections on trying to navigate through these experiences, which may feel melancholic but always seem to gain a light optimism in the end.
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Shot by: Martin Lamberty (http://martinlamberty.de)
Recorded by: Fabian Langer
Filmed in Prague at Meet Factory, July 2016.
dne live session
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