TERAZ

[Slnko records, 2010]

Everyone has some kind of passion inside, something what one can do for others best, unlike no one else, from the very center of one's being, may it be the most banal thing in the world, such as assisting someone in a shop, or sweeping the street. By doing this one becomes part of the puzzle that makes this world complete and simultaneously finds oneself as indispensable being, standing firmly in its place. The album Teraz/Now is about taking this place here and now, and living joyfully with all the quests and obstacles, that are laid before us.





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Played by:
Daniel Salontay: guitars, dobro, baritone guitar, bows, vocal, beats. Piano, brass on Lemur Jazz Mutant
Shina Lo: vocals, bass, piano

Arranged and produced by Longital - Recorded at Dlhé diely, Bratislava in August and September 2010 - Mixed and sound by Daniel Salontay - Cover and pictures in booklet: PIO 2010, web - Design by Mária Rojko - English translations of lyrics in booklet by Mirko Rusni

TERAZ

Reviews:

"This is the music of life with the hot red blood of passion for living pumping through its heart. I’ve listened to Teraz over and over again but I recognise not a single note or idea I have heard before. This music is not of the past and neither is it of the future. This is music of the moment. Teraz is the Slovakian word for ‘now’." R2 magazine 1/2011, Continental Drift column by Eddie Cooney

"Longital’s music draws heavily from modern technology to enhance the pair’s guitar, bass and vocals. The resulting sound has an indie-jazz feel, at turns warming the atmosphere and drawing you into haunting soundscapes." (Bill Lehane, The Prague Post)

"rough, bold, free, mysterious, modern. I like it." (Sandra Sarkany)

"Its snowing And from the heavens Arrived a cd As pure as the driven snow As black as night Thanks for the lovely music" (Andrej Bako & Shelly Love, London)

"Your creativity is no longer compromised. You go under each other and around each other and over each other. Then you crash into each other and you fuse into one. Like a nuclear fusion." (Eddie Cooney, columnist, R2 Magazine)

"Listening why i write. Very interesting intro. Dont recognise the language as English although lyrics are in English sounds. Like film music great stuff, Ive done similar myself (www.stuartepps.com) Great vocals and production. You dont need any help in that direction regards
stuart" (Stuart Epps, engineer/producer for Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Chris Rea, George Harrison, Mick Fleetwood, Barry White, George Michael, Mark Owen, Cliff Richard, Twisted Sister, Brian Adams, Oasis, Kiki Dee, Robbie Williams, Bill Wyman and Elton John)

My love of Slovakian band LONGITAL (www.longital.com) has been well recorded in Continental Drift. Daniel Salontay and Shina Lo are two equally talented musicians who perfectly complement each other’s muse. New album Teraz*****(SLNKO RECORDS) is a strange and beautiful thing.

A pozsonyi Longital duó évek óţa a hazai könnyűzenei színtér egyik legizgalmasabb formációja. Bátran kísérleteznek, a hagyományos dalformát ötvözik az elektronikával, egyéni stílust alakítottak ki, és már külföldön is felfigyeltek rájuk. Tavaly sokadszor vonatozták végig Európát, sőt első ízben turnéztak az USA-ban is. Az alternatív műfajok egyik legnagyobb és legrangosabb seregszemléjén, az austini SXSW fesztiválon is zajos sikert arattak, pár hétig velük volt tele a helyi szaksajtó.

Longital – Teraz

Slovakian electro-poppers Longital are bidding to further their attempts to spread what they like to call the “Slavic New Wave” with Teraz, their third studio album.

Formed back in 2001 as Dlhe Diely, the Bratislava duo of Daniel Salontay and Shina later changed their band title to make it easier for Anglophones to pronounce – apparently both names are derived from the same hill in the Slovak capital.

listening why i write very interesting intro dont recognise the
language as english although lyrics are in english sounds like film
music great stuff ive done similar myself www.stuartepps.com[2] great
vocals and production you dont need any help in that dirention regards
stuart epps
engineer/producer for Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Chris Rea, George Harrison, Mick Fleetwood...

When you became a duo you were no longer diluted by the waters of other people. Your creativity is no longer compromised. You go under each other and around each other and over each other. Then you crash into each other and you fuse into one. Like a nuclear fusion. And I love you both. What you have is so rare.

Review in Czech: Obrazotvornost rozhledu a bod rozletu.
Longital své desky vždy doplní o zcela osobitý požitek, mají rádi nové roviny vnímání. Jejich kompozice jsou propracované a s vokály tvoří vždy pevný komplex. Pohled z rozhledny na vršku přináší s "Teraz" obzory dříve neslyšené, lyrické, plné nadhledu a slovní hrátky rozčísnou všechny vaše postřehy. 07.12.2010 Dan Hájek 9/10

Interview in Czech on Aktualne.cz 3 Dec 2010 3.12.2010 | Karel Veselý
Méně ironie, nadsázky a herectví, to je střední Evropa. Bratislavská dvojice Longital (dříve Dlhé diely) patří k nejoriginálnějším zjevům slovenské alternativy. Společně natočili už sedm desek. Nejnovější - pojmenovaná Teraz - vyšla na začátku podzimu a nyní ji představí českému publiku na sérii pěti koncertů (viz zde).

Review in Czech - Longital: Teď a tady aneb kouzlo okamžiku.

Kolik znáte kapel, které dokáží nadchnout zároveň popové publikum i náročné alternativce? Bratislavské duo Shina a Dano neboli Longital představuje výborný příklad, jak skloubit originalitu a muzikantskou i písničkářskou vytříbenost s přístupností a otevřeností. Výjimkou není ani osmá řadová deska Teraz.

Its snowing

And from the heavens

Arrived a cd

As pure as the driven snow

As black as night

Thanks for the lovely music

A&S

Review in Slovak: Ak sa bojíš, tak len seba

Čoraz úspešnejšie duo vydalo nový album, ktorý môžete naživo počuť dnes večer v Bratislave.

Niekoľko koncertov s oscarovým duom Hansard/ Irglová, dokumentárny film, cena za umenie od banky, druhá pozvánka na prestížny festival v americkom Austine. Veľmi slušná bilancia roka. No jeho hlavnou udalosťou je pre skupinu Longital nový album. V decembri hrajú iba v Česku, takže dnešný večer v bratislavskom klube U očka je poslednou šancou vidieť ich v tomto roku na slovenských pódiách. Súčasťou večera je burza ich vlastného vydavateľstva Slnko records.