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Negradonna – three dark sisters from Cracow, Poland, make music together: Teresa on subtle percussion and drums, Cecylia on violin, but the darkest one, Rozalia – “Czarna Pani” (the black lady) – sings and plays the keyboards and guitar; she writes the Polish lyrics and the elegiac sound. For thy lyrics she ladles from a fruitful spring, which often is on the service to inspire a gloomy enchantment and moody grief: the love. The climate is distinctively Eastern and Slavic: the melancholic violin together with synthetic string ensembles creates the concertante ground on which the clear, bell-like voice of Rozalia spreads out her poetry. Obviously remarkable are the origin of the three sisters, who grew up in a parental home where classical music accompanied through the childhood. These roots intertwine with different influences from gothic music, black metal till Pink Floyd.
This development led to their own tune; music for autumnal walks on cemeteries, songs under the shadows of rotten grave crosses and weathered statues of angels. The tracks form a big coherent bow, a hike inside of a foggy valley on the hunt for bloom. The deep relationship of the sisters with their music accomplishes intensity between sadness and candy, which is hardly to find in the West. To mention special tracks isn’t easy, because they sound similar and develop their charm and differences in details while carefully listening. „Wróc do mnie demonie“ (Come back to me, demon) attracts special attention because of an excitement full of energy on which the lyrics appeal like an incantation. The following „Róze“ (Roses) and „Zimny ogien“ (Cold fire) are particularly pretty acoustical compositions with guitar, voice and violin.
This CD is a jewel from the gothic zones of Poland. Who likes to listen to quiet, beautiful and mournful music should have a look to the website of Negradonna. The professional mixed and very well sounding CD (slim case) was produced and released without a label and is therefore not easy to get; so to speak a real “underground hot tip”. If you are interested to get it, let us know, for I can try to help ahead (Torneberg@web.de).
Rozalia Malik (voc, git, keys)
Cecylia Malik (Violin, voc)
Teresa Malik (Percussion)
Piotr Madej (Elektronic)
1. Kraina Szczescia (Land of Bliss)
2. Niesmiertelna (The Immortal)
3. Wskrzeszona rozgrzeszona (Rise of Absolution)
4. Krolowa (Queen)
5. Pies (Dog)
6. Niezmierzona ciemnosc (Endless Darkness)
7. Wroc do mnie demonie (Come back to me, Demon)
8. Roze (Rose)
9. Makbet (Macbeth)
10. Zimny ogien (Cold Fire)
11. Sniezka (Snowball)
13. Aniol swiatla (Angel of the world)