Tamo gori is Dunja Knebl & Kololira’s third album (release date May 15th, 2020 by Geenger Records on Dunja Knebl’s Bandcamp page).
If compared to their earlier albums it is quite different in style and choice of songs.
When beginning to work on the album more than two years ago, the idea for the album’s story was in the meaning of the Italian saying “Tutto il mondo è un paese” („The whole world is a single village. “, or „People will be people the whole world over. “, or „One world, one people “.), and now that the album is finished it can apply to today’s pandemic situation when we are all “in the same pot”.
Even though the songs are old traditional folk songs from different countries (England, Ukraine, Russia, USA, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina), dating from some other, even ancient times, they are universal and timeless in describing human nature.
Eleven songs from different countries in different languages tell the story of man’s eternal struggle to find happiness and love, but the obstacles in his way are most often the ones he creates himself (wars of all kinds, deceit, lies, even self-destruction). However, there is always a light in the darkness, but sometimes we ourselves must be this light.
The audio was recorded, mixed and mastered by Doringo at Kramasonik Studio, Zagreb, and produced by Doringo and Dunja Knebl& Kololira (from November 2018 till March, 2020).
Following our first album “Tamo doli” we have released a second one entitled “I Mara i cvetje” (release date October 17th, 2015). There are 14 songs in the album, and it can be listened to and bought via Bandcamp. https://dunjaknebl.bandcamp.com/album/i-mara-i-cvetje
The songs are once again ancient ones, mostly coming from books and mostly forgotten. Some of them have never been recorded before. It is great fun finding a “sound” for a song one has never heard.
Gillett moments before and how he might have liked the brilliant Croatian folk band
Kololira that had just been playing. The ancient songs sounded so cool and modern
with singer Dunja Knebl (reminding me of Nico at her best), doing what Shirley
Collins did for English folk song.”