Friday, February 20, 2009

MIHA KRALJ

(Miha Kralj today. He is on the right side of the photo)

"He is Yougoslavia's Jean Michel Jarre"

Country:
Slovenia (ex-Yugoslavia)
Genre:
Electronic
Style:
IDM, Experimental, Ambient ,Space Synth,Synth Pop

VIDEO:
there was a video on Youtube but it has removed:(


ANDROMEDA (1980)

Tracklist:


01 Embrio (5:55)
02 Simfonija C Mol (5:33)
03 Apokalipsa (6:22)
04 Andromeda (7:22)
05 Wizart (5:23)
06 Pegaz (5:50)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/209820563/mh_-_an.rar













ODYSSEY (1982)

Tracklist:


01 Odyssey (18:50)
02 Erotic Space (5:02)
03 Jupiter (7:45)
04 Computor (3:45)

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/209824294/mh_-_od.rar




ELECTRIC DREAMS (1985)

Tracklist:


01 Electric Dreams (6:00)
02 Future Shine (4:00)
03 Star Fighter (6:00)
04 Alien's Trip (4:00)
05 Aurea (5:55)
06 Digitalic (3:45)
07 Praeludium (3:30)
08 Vision (8:30)


Link to download:

http://rapidshare.com/files/209824357/mh_-_el.rar

Here is the only review i found:

The first album is in Space style, the second more complex but less melodic. Electric Dreams is an attempt to combine the styles of the first two. (
http://www.pugachov.ru/eem/kafram.html)

Three wonderful instrumental LP from "Slovenia's pioneer of electronic music". Three must have for any music collection that involves electronic music.
Yes really, the first two albums are rather classic space synth with "surreal ambient soundscapes", the third contains more shorter and faster songs which are also great.

All in all even today the sound as well as the compositions stand out! So don't miss them!!

Biography:
??????

It is quite strange ,but there is no info on him. What i know is that now he's in his sixties. He was mentioned in some places as a fantastic keyboard player and his style is similar to Vangelis and Jean Michael Jarre. This is all.
I read that he was a sound engineer as well. I also know that he started with Praha band in the 70's where played with Milan Hribar. And he even wrote a hit (if i understand well) called "Halo Nataša".

He still plays in a dance club every saturday (Vrtnica in Ljubjana) (http://www.drustvo-vrtnica.si/koledar.htm) and also in festivals and in restaurants.

I hope that somebody can tell us more about his carreer.
UPDATED
I've got this from Saso, thank you!!!
"I used to live in Miha's neighbourhood. Here are some facts on his career:
He used to be in a group called Dekameroni, sort of one-hit-wonder band in Slovenia, they spawned a hit called Sava Sumi (written by Miha), which was covered several times during these years (originally it was recorded somewhere round 1970, sounded like Procol Harum).
Then he was in a band called Prah (Eng.Dust). They had few hits like Urska, Balada, Sezona senc and Halo Natasa (this one is from 1980, I believe).
His solo career is described quite well above. Only wider recognizable tune from these 3 albums is actually a song called Andromeda (being used during the 80s for live coverages of Planica ski-jumps).
Later on (mid 80s) he collaborated with a band called Black&White, playing keyboards on their biggest hit Prisluhni skoljki (written by Mr.Jani Golob). It was main theme from some teenage Flashdance-like Slovenian movie. It also sounds like being written by Moroder.
Afterwards his only moderately successful song was called Zemlja klice SOS. Now, he's reported being dance club musician, occasionally entertaining together with ex-singer from a group called Moulin Rouge (also could be found on your blog)."
Saso

ALBUMS:
Andromeda (1980)
Odyssey (1982)
Electric Dreams (1985)



More info:
http://mihakralj.com/ (NEW!!! 12.2009)

8 Comments:

Anonymous pietrek said...

Do you know the name of name music using in Planica in replays?? I think this is the music from Miha Kralj but i don't know the title.

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Salty

I used to live in Miha's neighbourhood. Here are some facts on his career:

He used to be in a group called Dekameroni, sort of one-hit-wonder band in Slovenia, they spawned a hit called Sava Sumi (written by Miha), which was covered several times during these years (originally it was recorded somewhere round 1970, sounded like Procol Harum).

Then he was in a band called Prah (Eng.Dust). They had few hits like Urska, Balada, Sezona senc and Halo Natasa (this one is from 1980, I believe).

His solo career is described quite well above. Only wider recognizable tune from these 3 albums is actually a song called Andromeda (being used during the 80s for live coverages of Planica ski-jumps).

Later on (mid 80s) he collaborated with a band called Black&White, playing keyboards on their biggest hit Prisluhni skoljki (written by Mr.Jani Golob). It was main theme from some teenage Flashdance-like Slovenian movie. It also sounds like being written by Moroder.

Afterwards his only moderately successful song was called Zemlja klice SOS. Now, he's reported being dance club musician, occasionally entertaining together with ex-singer from a group called Moulin Rouge (also could be found on your blog).

Saso

1:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

А еще музыку Miha Kralj очень любят в России!!!

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im sorry pietrek but i dont know either.

@Saso

Thank you for this!!!!

cheers
salty

2:05 AM  
Anonymous Kate said...

Thank you so much for this web-site! This is the music from my childhood.
Now I am trying to post some of Miha Kralj's compositions at the russian social net (www.vkontakte.ru , it's a kind of Facebook) but the files are more than 10MB. Is it possible to reduce the files?

12:58 AM  
Anonymous Health News said...

I can't believe how much of this I just wasn't aware of. Thank you for bringing more information to this topic for me. I'm truly grateful and really impressed.

3:49 AM  
Anonymous Cialis Generico said...

Great Post!! thanks for sharing!!

1:14 AM  
Blogger Kelly Spicer said...

Hi I just came across a Record of your Odyssey and it's signed .
Its signed PULA 1/7/83 and a signiture I just wondered if yoou had any idea where it was signed and any history. Many many Thanks . kelly U.K

3:29 AM  

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