Stroon - Songs of Concealed Amplitude

I'm Stroon, a well established music producer on the Slovak alternative scene and would like to release my new record on vinyl. For that reason I need some financial support to provide mastering of the record, cover design, press and delivery.

Author: Dalibor Kocián

  • Premiering the song

  • Premiering the song

  • Premiering and conducting the song

  • Stroon solo

  • Stroon solo

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Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj, Slovensko

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In the beginning...

n 2016 I approached the festival Radio_Head awards with my idea to compose a special piece, quite unique locally. Slovak Radio commissioned the composition and I got an amazing chance to carry out my dream. The song's premiere got a standing ovation and we repeated and we performed it once again at Pohoda festival with immensely positive feedback. 

Now I would like to...

Release the composition on vinyl and digital, together with a beautiful cover. All this to record the effort of all the people involved and so that the fans could enjoy this type of music in appropriate sound.  

Something about the project...

I play vibraphone, produce and compose music for theatre, film, digital media. I use my music to capture emotionality which accompanies me throughout life and to attach certain concept to it, which I believe is transferable to the listener. Such concept gives music a form and image, which I want to communicate for better understanding of what I am up to in music. This is how also wrote the composition Songs of Concealed Amplitude. It's a unique 25 minute song, a fusion of impressive soprano, live instruments, electronica and classical music. It takes inspiration from American minimalism, experimental electronic music and improvised music. The song is full of strong moments and evocative melodies and harmonies.

Check out the snippet of the song from its premiere at Slovak Radio studio 4 with amaying visualisation by VJ Kubriel:

... and something more about the song

My main impetus for writing the song was to compose an interesting composition with a story and to express myself musically through my type of approach to electronic music. I also wanted to use my background of composition/percussion studies at Bratislava conservatory. My main inspiration were contemporaries such as Ben Frost, Tim Hecker, Erased Tapes musicians, but also composers Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt.

The song was recorded by top musicians: Katarína Kurucová, Martin Štefánik, Andrej Gál, Braňo Dugovič, Jozef Krupa and others. It was premiered at Radio_Head awards festival 2016 and the same year we closed Czechoslovak stage at the Pohoda festival.

Who am I?

As I musician I've been active since 1996. Since 2010 it's “serious”. I've released several records, some of them were nominated in the Slovak Radio_Head awards. I had the chance to perform at several festivals in Slovakia and abroad (Pohoda, Wilsonic, Waves, Lunchmeat, Open'er, BAM festival etc.) I've cooperated with top musicians and several well-known bands/ensembles in Slovakia. I'm still passionate about music for theatre, film, digital media and games.

Why am I doing it?

I think my composition is unique in Slovakia, but at the same time, this kind of music (a blend of classical music, electronica and experimental) is getting more and more. That's why I believe I'll be able to collect enough money to release our record. Thank you!

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  • 9 More than a good feeling

    My enormous gratitude for your donation, a building stone of this project.

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  • 28 Album in mp3

    Your favourite format is mp3 and I believe this piece of music will become one of your most favourites.

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    EUR 10
  • 36 Vinyl + mp3

    Whether you have a record player or not, our vinyl will stand out as a piece of art on your shelf. Mp3 download code comes free. Shipping not included.
    For those quickest ones only!

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    EUR 20
  • 10 Vinyl + mp3

    Vinyl at your door! Shipping not included, mp3 is. 

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    EUR 25
  • Sold out!! Vinyl + mp3 - s autentickými podpismi protagonistov

    Are you a real music collector and do you like rarities? You'll get Songs of Concealed Amplitude vinyl together with inscription of the main authors (Stroon, Katarina the singer and Nykola the libreto creator).

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    EUR 35
  • Sold out!! Vinyl + mp3 + bonus Vice Laboratory vinyl/mp3

    You're a vinyl collector so here's one extra vinyl for you. Some last pieces of my previous record Vice Laboratory are here to be taken. Both with mp3 as well. Directly at your door (shipping included).
     

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    EUR 50
  • 1 from 5 Vinyl + mp3 + English lesson

    Apart from music, teaching English is my love #2. If you'd like to practise some English, let me know. It'll be fun! 

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    EUR 50
  • 3 from 5 Vinyl + mp3 + bonus Vice Laboratory vinyl/mp3 + moje ostatné albumy

    Do you enjoy my music? Would you like to have more of it ? You'll get both my vinyls and all the other albums in mp3 format. You want this! Check it out here: www.stroon.bandcamp.com or on streaming services. 

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    EUR 70
  • 4 from 5 Vinly + mp3 + vibraphone for a day

    One of my trademark sings is the instrument I play - vibraphone. Not many people play this wonderful instrument and you'll get the chance to play it and record it. 

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    EUR 75
  • 1 from 2 Vinlyl + mp3 + collaborative track

    Whether you're a musician, singer or producer, let's make a track together! Either in your or my studio. We'll choose which way to go or we'll improvise. Acoustic improvisation or an electronic piece? Let's be spontaneous and we'll see when we meet or chat.

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    EUR 200
  • 3 from 4 Private acoustic concert + vinyl + mp3

    I'll come to you, bring the vinyl and play an acoustic concert. I prefer improvising in acoustic, so if you are planning an event with a special atmosphere, this is the reward! The price is valid for Slovakia or the Czech Republic. Other countries are negotiable (+travel costs and accomodation).

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    EUR 300
  • 3 from 4 Private electronic concert + vinyl +mp3

    I will come to you, bring the vinyl, but also with some sound and will play a concert in the space you choose. The price is valid for Slovakia or the Czech Republic. Other countries are negotiable (+travel costs and accomodation).

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    EUR 500