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Vyprava / Voyage

by Longital

Lucid aviators unfolding universal dream
Genre: Folk: Urban Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Je cas ist / It's Time To Go
4:02 $0.99
2. Vyprava / Voyage
5:39 $0.99
3. Konecne si letel / You Flew At Last
4:26 $0.99
4. Drzka / Bold Girl
3:35 $0.99
5. Modry plyn / Blue Gas
7:15 $0.99
6. Semafory / Traffic Lights
6:36 $0.99
7. Na mori / On The Sea
11:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
Adventurous voyagers of song, riding two electric dogs and carrying the flag of lucid songwriting into the 21st century. Do not see the cello on stage? Well it's just bowed guitar.

A short history of Longital:
Shina was once graphic designer with engineering diploma who loved to write songs and poetry. Daniel Salontay was once a computer programming teacher with degree in mathematics who went to study jazz guitar in the U.S. In 1997 Shina could not wait anymore and flew over the ocean from Bratislava, Slovakia to Cleveland U.S. and brought back Daniel to the banks of the Danube river. Here on a hill that is historically known as Longital they wrote first soulful songs drifted by ambient sounds, organic electronics, eastern european beats and a touch of psychedelia. They have found a treasure to share with others. So in the 21st century they quit their day jobs and jumped right into the music. Shina picked up the bass. Daniel picked up an old bow. Soon after that they started their own label. Released 6 CDs of Longital and over dozen of other bands and projects. And guess what? They survive and leave traces of their music from St Petersburg ant Turku to London and Cork. But the light at the end of the tunnel seem to be in central Europe.

Longital are:
Shina Longital – vocal and bass
Daniel Salontay – vocal, guitars, bow on guitar
Xi Di Nim – organic electronics, ambient sounds, loops & samples
+ occasionally: VJ Kufrik Brother – live visuals and animations

Recordings of Longital (ex Dlhe diely):
September (2001) - Shinadisk (2001) - Tu (2002)
Shina In Virgo (2003) - Sveta diely (2004)
Vyprava / Voyage (2006)

www.longital.com, www.slnkorecords.sk www.myspace.com/longital

English translations of lyrics:

It´s Time To Go

Pieces of all past experiences are puting together inside me
I am gathering them around me and whispering to them
It´s time to go

There´s attraction between us that hurts later on
we have been here together only shortly
and unbearable sorow left
It´s time to go


Everything in distance that seems to be in reach of hand
can´t be achieved at once

We don´t except anything free from limitations
we will set on voyage when I awake

neither free, nor tied
I will take only what I have got inside me

No word to spare, enough of everything
the air full of sound of strings
will do for me

Somewhere near you there we will settle
feed the horses, let the dogs go of lead
set the fire, we will have to decide

If you want you can stay, or go, You can go

Bold Girl

You´ve never been famous
and you´ve never been influential
but you know how to get there from nowhere
make it from nothing, gaining power from shout

The Danube river full to the brim
and you against the flow
you sets the fire to the black night
words will show you, who you are
sometimes dancing, sometimes still

oh yes, you are a bit weird
refusing what can be easily achieved
for me too, you are too intense
the sea that roars but does not deafen

Your voice is stuffed with power
you put it there, when you have it

You flew at last

If I remembered later on the concerns,
the concerns I had for you today
when the rain poured wild
You flew at last as you always wished
but away from this world
but away from this world

Blue gas

I turn on the fast blue gas
water warming and hissing, tea is waiting
I am looking around

Spending my time that I have
I let it go to explore in the air
asking him for the answer and receiving echo

Boiling water is searching for refuge
and makes me hurry, burning me

I flow with it, float, swim
having its future in my hands
Oh, I feel it flowing away

Traffic Lights

Among the large black dogs there just few who can watch
the streaming cars and roads wide as fields
eight lanes flow through Moscow

It doesn´t beg for food from the cars
just observes, car lights at his eyes
silently laying in lawn
It watches the full, empty picture
that changes by three colours

How many dogs watch with me the streams of cars
and his masters inside
the cars come and go, but the traffic lights decide

On the Sea

I am the wide skies, from blue and gray stripes
wavy country obeys from below
from the waves, from the waves, from the waves
this country is transparent as the foggy morning
and light

I am the first who wakes up in the morning
watching you from distance
You, as a sea port and me, a lonely ship among others today
driven away by the alluring voices of sirens



to write a review

Roy Harper

You create some great atmospheres. Love it. Hope to see you sometime. Good luck..

Eric Smillie

“One can happily enjoy the music of Slovak duo Longital (formerly Dlhé Diely) without ever considering how smart it is. On Výprava / Voyage, gently bouncing bass, careful electric guitar, and rich vocals make for poppy, cleanly-produced indy rock with a touch of the blues that is easy on the ears. Peel it apart, however, and each piece is its own delight. Daniel Salontay doesn't waste an extra note on oud and electric guitar, and applies a bow to his strings with great effect. He begins the album's capping track, “Na mori” (On the Sea), with a sublimely delicate loop of notes that harks back to his almost Zen arrangements on earlier albums September and Tu. Partner Šina then falls in with a signature bass line; full and melancholy, with a hint of jazz. Her vocals, meanwhile, emphasize melody, successfully disarming any listener's frustrations at not understanding the Slovak lyrics (translations come in the booklet). Salontay, who recently won a contest for remixing a track by Warp's Coldcut, built the drum loops on the band's “third member”, a minidisc player. Together, the duo, which manages its own label, Slnko records, in Bratislava has produced an album more rambunctious than their previous, excellent Sveta diely, and proven again why they're a mainstay of the Czech and Slovak alternative scene.” – Eric Smillie, Signal to Noise