Fallgrapp – Rieka

Fallgrapp is one of the most original projects that recently appeared on Slovak and Czech music scene. The man behind the project, Slovak producer Juraj “Jureš” Líška has chosen interesting approach to create the album. Mixing different fusion elements in his music and using Slovak lyrics for the vocals resulted in an album where world music meets the contemporary sound of electronica. 




“The much-awaited debut album, “Rieka”, of Slovak electronica project Fallgrapp, a project led by producer Juraj Liška, is finally out. Due to widespread local media coverage which has left us seemingly neglectful, we decided to approach this piece of art from a more critical perspective, trying to examine whether the enormous buzz which has sprung out in the last week or so was actually appropriate. Verdict: the intro, Nádych, immediately evokes some early childhood Christmas memories, in fact the entire record brings about some intensive polar, winter haze. Yet what stands out of this distant icy atmosphere is undoubtedly some terrific music elaboration which will not leave you cold-blooded. This is no quirky bedroom art, mind you, Fallgrapp seems to shout out from behind the electrifying glow, adding more music tension with track by track. What’s even more daring is the language he chose to shout in, since mother tongues are usually disregarded for its “too mainstream” connotations, or simply because “English is more international”. Now we have the honour to meet someone who doesn’t give a shit, and makes lyrics sung in Slovak sounding discreet yet quintessentially beautiful, and surprisingly fitting. While the record features two previously released tracks (I.N.A and Ľadový útes), there are hidden gems with even more richness and potential to appeal. Personal favourites: Origami, and Rub a líc. Available in physical copies as well as digital download, the LP is released under GERGAZ label, once again pushing further the fluffy, vague borders of Slovak electronic psyche.” (SGRGLDR)

“Slovak producer/project Fallgrapp is gearing up to release a brand new full length project on the GERGAZ label; the imprint who just released an astonishing compilation a few weeks back. The record is said to resemble a crossover between World Music, beats, and electronica, a wonderful blending of equally dynamic, yet often polar, spectrums. The quality on the record is extraordinary to say the least, and has already received very positive feedback from the global community. Recently added to Bandcamp‘s “New and Notable Records” section and in steady rotation on Slovak radio, Radio_FM, Fallgrapp is already making some big waves with this release.” (SoundColourVibration)

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“This release is from Fallgrapp, or Juraj “Jureš” Líška from Slovakia. The album is not your ordinary electronic release where sampled vocals and instruments make up the majority of the sounds and textures. Sure there are those instrumentals, but most of the album features violin, vocals and even some hip hop elements. The tunes all have the wonderful production from Fallgrapp and explores so many textures and sounds as well as atmospheres that coupled with the vocals could either be dark or happy all the time just so pleasing to those who love production, or vocals…or both! You get so much with this release that when you add it to your collection you have something that will fit many different moods or settings.” (Waxhole Records)

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