Discover Artists That Joined The 14th IMAs: Sudar Percussion Ensemble
Home Base: Samobor, Croatia
Genres: Instrumental, Eastern, Classical, Percussion
Categories Entered: Song Instrumental, Album Instrumental, Music Producer, Music Video Short Form, Music Promo Poster, Design Album Packging, Swag, Music Video Long Form
Title of Work Submitted: Eat Suite
Label: Karpo Media
Producer: Branimir Mihaljevic
What’s the story behind your band name?: It means “car crash” in Croatian language and it was one not! Dangerous but funny situation that made our band name.
Describe your sound: Our sound is very percussive and different from others because we use only percussion instruments (vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, drums, piano) and many other small instruments full of colors. Compositions are full of energy and complex rhythms.
Who’s sitting in your audience?: All age audience, from kids to older people.
What’s your favorite press quote about your music?: Eat Suite is rock’n’roll with balls of steel! It’s a fusion of all existing musical genres, united in an incredibly tasty whole!
The song or songs that changed your life and why: There are many!
Describe the first time you walked onstage: We were young and it was funny and terifying.
Why did you submit to this year’s Independent Music Awards?: We submitted to show the world our work!!
If you win and/or get nominated, how will you use your IMA honor to further your career?: We will post on our web site and in press interviews that we got such a prize!
Who is your musical hero & what would you like to learn from them?: We have many heroes. From classical music like Mozart and Bach, then legendary bands like Queen, etc., but our music is unique and these are just musical heroes that inspired us to be unique.
Where can fans follow you/purchase your music?: on our web site sudarpercussion.com , by our facebook page Sudar percussion, on cd baby, amazon and local cd shops in Croatia
Producer Name: Branimir Mihaljevic
Producer Home Base: Zagreb, Croatia
Engineer: Filip Vidovic
How long have you been a producer? What experience did you bring to this project? For a long time. We recorded the album live in one old Croatian castle and we got a completely custom sound. The album was mastered in Abbey Road Studios.
Describe any unusual instruments or techniques used?: All instruments are percussion instruments like marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, xylophone, piano, tubular bells and other small percussive instruments. We put the mics all over the castle in rooms and halls and we got a custom sound that can’t be copy with custom reverbs.
What if any musical instruments do you play?: I play piano.
Name producers whose work has influenced your approach: There are many!
What is the song or album that changed your life?: There are many!
Why did you submit this project to the Independent Music Awards?: We submitted it together with the band to put this music in the world.
If you win and/or receive a nomination, how will you use the recognition to advance your career?: I will use it as my reference and also I press interviews.
Where can fans learn more about your work and follow you?: On www.diskografija.com/umjetnik/branimir-mihaljevic.
Categories Entered: Long and short form
Name of the music video song/project: Crash in the caste (long form) and “Barbecue” (short form)
Video URLs: Short form: http://youtu.be/3Fkw4evXVpk
How did you become involved in this project. Did the band or label reach out to you?: We met spontaneously. They wanted a video after recording their album in the castle, but the story became so interesting that we decided to do a documentary. The energy was really amazing. We recorded in 4 days and now we have a really beautiful and succesful movie.
How long did the project take from start to finish?: It was really quick: 2 months.
What tricks do you have to keep costs under control?: Well, the whole project was enthusiastic and collaborative, so nobody really took charge. Production was also budgeted but the final result is great.
How does a video support the success of a band or release?: Well, the band sometimes perform their concert with the movie at the beginning. After 30 minutes of the movie they play the concert. It is an amazing concept. Also tho movie is really succesfull at movie festivals.
Why did you choose to enter this work in The Independent Music Awards?: We did it together with the band because the project is great and the world must see it.
If you win and/or receive a nomination, how will you use the recognition to advance your career?: It will be my reference for other projects, and I will mention it in my interviews.
Where can fans learn more about your work and follow you?: www.imdb.com/name/nm5948128/