News

A recording made in duvets for Iva Bittova a Pavel Fajt

[June, 2011]

Longital has reinterpreted the song "Periny/Duvets" originally by Iva Bittová Pavel Fajt. Special recording was made on request for the compilation album “Brzo na mě přijde řada”, which is a tribute to the legendary music scene that emerged from the city of Brno. Longital's recording is placed alongside other artists from Czech Republic (Dva, Midilidi, Květy, OTK, Bonus a LineUp, Čokovoko aj.), Poland (Napszyklat), Slovakia (Pjoni) and UK (Alex Mountaineer). Staying true to the track title "Duvets", our recording was made in bed. Listen to the beats and sounds made in the pillows here:

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Longital will perform at Art Film Festivale on the 23rd June 2011

[May, 2011]

This is quite a short notice. Longital will perfrom at Art film Festival in Trenčianske Teplice on the 23rd June 2011. From the festival Bulletin: "Thursday's audience of the festival will be most probably astonished by the voyagers of sound, Longital. Expect mesmerizing voice of Shina, Salontay's breathtaking bow technique on the guitar and electronic creations on Lemur Jazz Mutant. Longital is one of the most original revelations emerging from Slovakia and earning recognition abroad.

date June 23
place Festival café
time 21:00

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Violet Chic(k) by Longital - new ladies shirts

[May, 2011]

Dear Ladies, besides the fact that you enjoy our music, we have also decided to contribute to your summer wardrobe.
The shirt from brand new series "Violet Chic" is made from 100% Cotton, delicate with a decent print on the lower right side designed by Stefan Osciatka as he views us. Adjustable neckline lace, butterfly armsleeves, nicely loose around your waist and ready to cover your belly and bottom parts if needed. Convenient also for future moms :). Place your order by email at shina[at]longital.com

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Longital / Dlhé diely - ten years after

[March, 2011]

Longital / Dlhé Diely are celebrating the 10th anniversary at the show at Mala Scena Theatre Bratislava on 14th April. Founding members Martin Zajko a Ajdži Sabo will sit in for this show.

Longital & Dlhé diely - two names, one music. Since 2001 when the band got together a lot of water has flown in the Danube River.

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New Animated Video

[February, 2011]

We are happy to present new video created by artist Eva Delinčáková on fjords in Volda, Norway. Here is Eva's story of this unique piece of animation: "When I came to Norway (film academy in Volda), I worked on several short animated projects but I knew I wanted to make Longital video here. I had ideal conditions here, a lot of talented collaborators and professional stop motion equipment. Norway is beautiful and wild, same as the music of Longital..." View the video:

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10th Anniversary Slnko Records

[February, 2011]

Our home label Slnko Records that we have nourished since its birth is 10 years old now. It was punctually on the 11th of February 2001 that we walked back home from Prasna Basta Restaurant and somewhere near the New UFO Bridge we got an idea about starting our own music label Slnko Records. After a sleepless night it became reality. Slnko means the Sun in Slovak language. Since then 41 original albums have been released, and the catalogue became the national treasue :). Every week from now you can please yourself with one album downloadable for free on Slnko webpage.

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Announcing release of new video for song Von Von / Outside

[February, 2011]

We are super excited to announce that new video has been finalized these days. The song is Von Von / Outside and the video was created by animator Eva Delinčáková during her creative stay at fjords in Norway's Volda with the help of international crew. Unique animation employs glass, watercolours, plastic foils and cotton threads.

Join us for the official launch of the video:

Live
- Czech Republic 23 Feb 2011 show at Jazz Dock Prague
- Slovakia 26 Feb 2011 show at U Ocka Bratislava
(check Tour section for details)

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Zlatá/ My Dear No.1 Radio 1 charts

[February, 2011]

Everybody was saying that but who would have expected this? We never have the "hitcraft" in mind when writing a song. "Zlata/My" Dear just happen to have this kind potential. If you agree, you can vote here : http://www.radio1.cz/velkasedma/index.php (the page is in Czech only, sorry)

Radio 1 of Prague is the best Czech music radio, which maps also Slovak scene. Velka Sedma charts is covering Czech and SLovak music. If you're into Longital, you will find plenty of new music there which you will love. Thank you!

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Five stars for Teraz in R2 Magazine, UK 1/2011

[January, 2011]

Continental Drift / Eddie Cooney explores some of the fine music being made outside the UK. Passport, please...
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.

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Longital 2010 - The Year in Review

[December, 2010]

2010 was a great year, full of things that we did for the first time in our lives.

Is started out in March with the first US tour, a formative experience, the highlight of which was at SXSW festival in Austin.

In May we played gig in our hometown Bratislava which was recorded and released as "Longital Long Live" and brought us the Tatra Banka Academy Arts award

for the best musical act later in the year. Our first live album ever, too.

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