|Jazz Players and Cartoonists Painters on Charles Bridge in Prague (Praha) MMXII|
~ Paul Mignot (translated from French)
What South African ceremonies have to do with Czech steel workers and New York at dawn.
We’re fascinated by cities, their quiet cinematic beauty and the private stories they tell if you listen closely enough.
Connections between Africa and Bohemia ...
Mood Collection isn’t a documentary, nor is it fictional film. Rather, it’s part photographic research project, part cultural anthropology of urban tenderness.
|Orloj Praha MMXII “Mysteries are not to be avoided. Rather they are a locus of hope, they enrich and complicate. That is why we have them.”|
|Prague Praha Opera House Moser Glass MMXII|
|Moser Blowing Glass Like a Trumpet at Karlove Vary MMXII|
|Strangers in the Day Lion and Ruby at Mara Kenya MMXII|
|Rhino at Mara MMXII|
|Sleaping Lions at Mara MMXII|
|Maasai Dancing Hot Night in Kenya MMXII|
Songwriter duo The Swell Season began with the romance between The Frames’ frontman Glen Hansard and Czech vocalist Markéta Irglová, who met on the set of Irish indie film gem Once. But the band, named after a novel by humanist Czech writer Josef Skvorecky, suffered an inevitable setback when the romance ended, leaving fans to question its fate. Luckily, the two had the good sense to put their creative integrity first, and continued collaborating on what quickly became one of the best folk bands around. Strict Joy, their formal debut, is every bit as rich and remarkable as their story.
For a taste, grab a free download of In These Arms, the thrid track from the album.
Favorite track: Tie between The Golden Age, which you can hear in full here, and Hero.