“I could picture the music of Zemljani as a perfect basis for an alternative film, either as an inspiration for a filmmaker to paint over or the band’s real time reaction to a silent movie. Melancholy is the all-encompassing impression of the album.”
– Vojislav Pantić, Politika, review of Zemljani’s “8 steps to the front door”
With an atmospheric quality suggesting a nostalgic film scene or an inner state of a dark, moody personality, Zemljani creates a sonic field that might sound contemplative at first but quickly becomes charged with emotion and intensity – driven by a subtle but obvious inner turmoil… maybe the one of humanity that wants to escape to higher worlds – but cannot. Zemljani is earthy, terrestrial, and it might be influenced by jazz, rock, shoegaze, electronic music, Christian chants, but is at its core very original and true to itself, a personalized soundtrack to our life, and perhaps yours too?
The band consists of Alberto Miorin (Italy) on electric guitar, Marko Čurčić (Serbia) on one bass guitar, Vasil Hajigrudev (Bulgaria) on the other bass guitar & synth, and they’ve been collected and conceptually (mis)informed by Lav Kovač (Serbia) on drums and most of the written music material.
8 STEPS TO THE FRONT DOOR
ALBERTO MIORIN electric guitar
VASIL HAJIGRUDEV bass & synth
MARKO ČURČIĆ bass
LAV KOVAČ drums
Zemljani at the Novi Sad Synagogue
We entered the Novi Sad Synagogue on one sunny autumn day in October and recorded/filmed a music motion picture.
Zemljani at the Plovdiv Central Train Station
Performed at the Hillock Carnaval, a festival organized by Horz music collective.