Bringing USPs to his longplayers is something Prague native, Juraj Klička’s, developed a track record for. With its hybrid orchestration, his first album (‘R(E)volution’) connected the worlds of electronic and classical music, while last summer’s ‘Invitcus’ meanwhile upped the ‘original’ ante further, with its half music/half audiobook concept.
“Yep, there’s always gotta be something unique in there!” chuckles Juraj Klička. More specifically though it’s about ‘Remember The Night’ - his just-announced third collection. “It’s a crowded field, he says of the format, so to me, they have to have something that will set them apart.”
Now - in full album stride, Juraj is at it again. ‘Remember The Night’, which is out now, approaches from another different angle. “If they happen at all,” he says, “live album performances tend to be the ‘what comes after’. The one that follows the classic studio album release. Here though I wanted the live experience to be people’s first connection with it. It’s called ‘club music’ after all, so let’s introduce it that way!”
Over the last ten years, as resident of the Czech capital’s Epic club, it has provided the optimum platform for Juraj to mount a live rendition of the album.
Further, its occasion allowed Driftmoon to bring in another aspect that’s long held his interest. “I’m as fascinated as the next person by the link between memories and music - possibly even more so. Even before I was a DJ or producer I was aware that every remarkable moment in my life – happy or otherwise – somehow had a piece of music ‘attached’ to it. I guess one of every musician’s wishes is to be behind a track that leaves that type of impact. So between writing this album and its first performance, it became something of a mission to try and hit that. How it works out, well only time will tell!”
Alongside ‘Remember The Night’’s solo moments, Driftmoon did call on some particular close chums and musical confidants to collaborate on its creation. Subsequently it came to include music made with Robert Nickson (under the duo’s Astrosphere moniker), Ferry Tayle and Ahmed Romel. Further, it’s also became a platform for a long overdue studio return for Paul ‘Re:Locate’ Moelands, as well as a pairing with Geert Huinink.
Recorded live at Epic, ‘Remember The Night’ is now on Blackhole Recordings.