Karneval – Dvoje

28 nov

Promises from loved ones become the epitaphs of our haunted souls.
Audio homage to movie Dvoje by Serbian director Aleksandar Petrovic.

From Karneval’s second album MOVIES (May, 2012) – available at

Recenzija za MOVIES by MMG

26 okt


Movies, onemanbandasaprijateljima Karneval, ne može biti dalje od srpske stvarnosti. On je toliko eskapistički da bi na nekom plenumu morao da bude proglašen „izdajničkim“ i proteran u tu Evropsku uniju. Dugo sam se razmišljao da li i šta da pišem o njemu. Gazda Mario, vođa benda, mi je vrlo drag prijatelj i naše ćerke će jednoga dana da nastupaju zajedno u „Hitu meseca“ kod unuke Duce Marković. Movies nije kul na način koji ja volim- površno i bezobrazno, sirovo i premoderno. On je kul na neki staromodan način, ozbiljan, temeljan, gospodski. Stara (evropska) Srbija.

Movies je omaž filmovima koje Karneval voli. Audio zahvalnica umesto pseudo-saundtraka (ali vi probajte). Sam izbor filmova ukazuje na to gde ćete ove ljude pre sresti- na Festivalu autorskog filma ili Sinemaniji: Fitzcaraldo, Wild At Heart, Dvoje, Vuk Samotnjak, Destino, Le Notti Binache. U muzičkom smislu ovo su barokne elektro-pop kompozicije za čije stvaranje su utrošene flaute, viole, timpani, mugovi, čela, čembala i koncertni  klaviri. Nešto što bi pasovalo Scottu Walkeru uz popodnevni čaj, nešto što dolazi iz tradicije Dead Can Dance (i sličnih „ezoteričnih“ bendova), nešto što uprkos (pre svega duhovnom) siromaštvu naše svakodnevice sebe želi da vidi i nametne kao „high-art“.

S obzirom da ovaj album povremeno slušam već mesecima najsvežiji utisak mi je da pesme na srpskom (ali ne samo zato što su na srpskom, a možda upravo zato!) deluju najzanimljivije i najraskošnije i dosežu taj (možda željeni) Elizabeth Fraser vrh. Jednostavno- zvuči bizarno da slušate srpski jezik na ovaj način! (A možda sam ja samo sentimentalnije vezan za zvuk prethodnog Karneval izdanja Izgubljene himne na koji me ove pesme najviše podsećaju). Glas Milice Krstić svakako je školovaniji za opersko pevanje, ali sada mi se čini da upravo taj momenat, i insistiranje na njemu, gradi dovoljno autentičnu konstrukciju koja jeste svojevrstan pank fakof bilo kakvom prilagođavanju pop/rok konceptu. Kažem vam, staromodaran i gospodski, udara štapom po prstima.

Slobodan Vujanović

Review of MOVIES by antiMusic (USA)

18 jul



Home country: Serbia

The six songs on the latest offering from Karneval are all inspired by and named after films, most of which you are likely to be unfamiliar with. But if you haven’t seen, for example, the Salvador Dali-written Destino you’ll want to after hearing Karneval’s musical interpretation of the psychedelic short. Karneval describe themselves as an electro baroque pop band and „Destino“ is an airy dream where the music takes a back seat to the lead vocals of Milica Krstic. The song recalls the early work of prog band Renaissance and since Krstic is not singing in English it’s easy to let your mind wander during a listen and imagine her as a medieval princess in need of rescue. Whatever your interpretation, her vocals on the song whip up a great hook that sticks with you for awhile. Jethro Tull-ish flute riffing enhances „Dvoje,“ „Fitzcarraldo“ and „Le Notti Bianche“ find Krstic in an operatic mood and „Wild at Heart,“ sung in English, has Karneval turning up the Balkan electro beats to give Krstic a chance to work in a vein that’ll be familiar to Kate Bush fans. Movies is a sublime trip to the cinema and you won’t even need popcorn.

by Kevin Wierzbicki

Review of MOVIES by Blunt Review (USA)

11 jul

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Karneval: Movies

CD You can only buy it here ->

The group Karneval sends you their cd in a movie slip. Clever. For many, like me, you may pop in the DVD player to see if it has video. It doesn’t – but it plays! And, yes, now the DVD player rocks daily…

The group, based out of Serbia, has created a musical inspiration to a film they enjoy; hence the name of the CD. And they have the vocals in each in the language of the film; German, English, Serbian Spanish and Italian. Frankly, the works flow in an out of genius. But, I would say they all have a chance at scoring films if the group does not pan out.

The first track, Fitzcarraldo (film by Director Werner Herzog), introduces us to vocalist Milica Krstic. She has a wide range and you are drawn in. Remarkably different and alluring, while still being strong and clear; talent. The instruments are accompanied by some well-aimed sampling and beats that swish together to make a heady stir of things.

The second track, Wild at Heart (film by director David Lynch), again has Krstic’s vocals, but this time they bring you into a post apocalyptic Goth club somewhere in an out-zone. The music is very visual. Turn it up for the best effect.

Track three, Dvoje (film by director Aleksandar Petrovic), takes another turn. Celtic influences blend with an almost operatic Krstic. Piano keys tickles, flutes whispers enchanting notes and other instruments (including a military-esque drum riff) crescendo to meet in the middle of some samplings. It makes you want to hunt down the film.

Then in their fourth piece, Vuk Samotnjak, you’ll be served up delightfully ethereal samplings and a drum rythym as Krstic’s voice joins in. The production notes advise the film is about an abandoned dog, so that’s why there’s barking looped within I suppose. But, even not having seen the film, you’ll understand a war came, and a dog is not happy.

Karneval’s interpretation of Destino (the animated collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali), track five, has definately been over sampled. I want to re-record it with them, slapping the hand reaching for that sampling sound effect button! But, beneath the artistic hubalu there’s a great song fighting to get out. The talent behind the music is obvious and the instruments voice their player’s commands nicely; just a tad all-at-once a couple times.

The final offering is based on and titled, Le Notte Bianche (film by director Luchino Visconti). Karneval serves up a nice bit of melodrama musically within. There’s just all that sampling again. I am not a huge fan of the constant sampling – so it’s harder for me to be fair. Then out of the blue a piano section reminds you of the actual rich talent and artistic ability of the group, and you’re smiling again.

The cd comes complete with “movie” posters for each song in the insert. They tell you who plays what – though in different languages; some are tough to decipher. If you are into discovering different music being made around the world, get this compelling, often grand, often heady, six-pack of musical adventures. This is a talented group that needs a producer to rein them in – but not change their remarkable freshness and unique touches.

You can only Karneval’s Movies CD here ->

They’ll send it from far away for your audio pleasure:)

Review of MOVIES by FrontRowFanz (USA)

13 jun

(02.Jun 2012)


Karneval: Movies

Sound and inner sight come together in a very interesting way on Karneval’s
latest album, entitled Movies. The six songs featured are all inspired by particular movies, and are formatted accordingly. Karneval didn’t just claim that their songs are influenced by films, they worked their particular brand of European electro-pop magic around the films, engulfing what makes each film so distinctive, without losing their alluring sound in the process. Even without knowing what the particular movie is that Karneval may be referencing, you can get a very strong feeling of the atmospheres of each.The song Wild At Heart, inspired by the David Lynch directed film of the same name, incorporates elements of 50s rock and roll and 80s power ballads that match the rebel-with-a-cause mentality on display in the movie, while Fitzcarraldo’s gothic overtones reflect the growing madness that permeates the main character’s psyche. Even if you’re not familiar with the films that Karneval is referencing, they give each song a clear beginning, middle, and end, fully embodying the classical storytelling of old Hollywood, creating a mental audiovisual cinema of its own. If you are looking for truly unique notes, chords, and moans that evoke cinema, but don’t require you to surrender your butt to a seat for an hour and twenty minutes, look no further than Karneval’s Movies.

by Dylan Green

Do you want KARNEVAL – MOVIES?

9 apr

We really like this illegal,

private sharing of  our new album


So, if you want to be amongst

the first people in the world to hear our

6 audio movies, send your request at

and you will receive a link for

the album in Mp3 320kbps format.

Karneval – Movies, na radio talasima – Gistro FM, Radio B92

17 apr

 Car Skoča je baš lepo nahvalio 
Movies album i pustio je 2 pesme 
sa njega na ovoj sjajnoj plejlisti.
Ukoliko želite da preslušate 
Gistro FM radio šou
link je ovde.


Tindersticks – Come Inside / The Something Rain / lucky dog/city slang 2012
Patrick Watson – Lighthouse / Adventures in Your Own Backyard / domino 2012
Patrick Watson – Into Giants / Adventures in Your Own Backyard / domino 2012
Lightships – Every Blossom / Electric Cables / geographic 2012
Spiritualized – Too Late / Sweet Heart, Sweet Light / fat possum 2012
Spiritualized – Little Girl / Sweet Heart, Sweet Light / fat possum 2012
Here We Go Magic – How Do I Know / A Different Ship / secretly canadian 2012
Peasant – Girls / Bound for Glory / schnitzel 2012
Peasant – Don’t Let Me Down / Bound for Glory / schnitzel 2012
Thom Hell – As Long As / Suddenly Past / voices of wonder 2012
Dictaphone – Manami / Poems from a Rooftop / sonic pieces 2012
Dictaphone – Maelbeek / Poems from a Rooftop / sonic pieces 2012
Islet – This Fortune / Illuminated People / shape 2012
Sugarman 3 – Rudy’s Intervention / What the World Needs Now / daptone 2012
Sugarman 3 – What the World Needs Now / What the World Needs Now / daptone 2012
Chip Taylor & The New Ukrainians – New Things / Fuck All the Perfect People / trainwreck 2012
Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell – The Breaking Hands / VA: The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project – The Journey is Long / glitterhouse 2012
Gareth Dickson – Nunca Jamas / Quite A Way Away / 12k 2012
Karneval – Dvoje / Movies / unreleased 2012
Karneval – Vuk samotnjak / Movies / unreleased 2012
Endangered Blood – Rare / Endangered Blood / skirl 2011
Trembling Bells & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I Made a Date (With an Open Vein) / The Marble Downs / honest john’s records 2012
Sucré – When We Were Young / A Minor Bird / eisley 2012
Lotus Plaza – Monolights / Spooky Action at a Distance / kranky 2012

GISTRO HEAVY ROTATION: Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light (fat possum)


5 apr

Ukoliko niste bili sa nama uživo, evo prilike da KLIKOM NA LINK naknadno prisustvujete projekciji audio filmova u Karneval bioskopu. Pored premijernog preslušavanja naših novih pesama, imate priliku i da čujete razne zanimljive informacije o filmovima koji su nam poslužili kao inspiracija. Priča o predizbornoj kampanji se podrazumeva.

Mega kosmička premijera: KARNEVAL – MOVIES

2 apr
22h-00h, Radio B92
Domaćin Slobodan Vujanović i Super operater Mario Eterović  prezentuju audio filmove sa novog albuma Karnevala – MOVIES.
Prvi poljubac se jedino pamti.

Movies je spreman za projekcije

23 mar

Miki Prokop i Saša Janković (Strip studio)

Prilično dugo sam tražio kvalitetnu opciju za mastering albuma. Imao sam više neuspešnih pokušaja preko interneta sa inostranim producentima koji me na sreću nisu ništa koštali. Mnogo priče, a rezultati prilično bledi. Sve u svemu, internet muzička industrija je lov u mutnom. Gomila foliranata koji pecaju po celom svetu milione bendova obećavajući profesionalan mastering koji se na kraju svede na propuštanje vašeg albuma kroz par već unapred pripremljenih setinga bez obraćanja pažnje na vaš specifičan zvuk. Nakon niza razočarenja, Olja iz Autoparka mi je preporučila Sašu Jankovića koji je njima radio album uz niz hvala za njegov rad i pristup. Zahvalan sam joj na tome jer se Saša zaista pokazao u svom najboljem svetlu, kao i Miki koji sa njim radi. Odmah smo se skapirali, njima se dopao album i bez problema smo se dogovorili oko celog posla. Nakon par probnih snimaka, dao sam im zeleno svetlo za pravac koji je zvučao najbolje, a onda smo tokom jednog radnog dana, u njihovom Strip Studiju, završili kompletan album. Ukoliko želite da radite profesionalan mastering albuma, najtoplije vam preporučujem Mikija i Sašu. Retko normalni i prijatni ljudi koji zaista vole dobru muziku plus su majstori svog posla.

Dakle, dragi prijatelji, album „Movies“ je u muzičkom smislu završen. Blurred trenutno radi na dizajnu omota, a nakon kompletnog spakovanog proizvoda, ostaje pitanje načina izdavanja. Sačekaćemo na reakcije nekih ljudi iz inostranstva, pre nego što definitivno prelomimo na koji način će album da se pojavi na tržištu.

Pratite narednih dana informacije na sajtu ili našem twitter nalogu jer će Movies, najverovatnije, imati svoju radio premijeru uskoro. Obavestićemo vas na vreme kada ćete moći premijerno da čujete neke pesme sa albuma.

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