The band Prague will baptize their debut album Color Dreams
The godfather of the recording will be the leader of the Olympic band Petr Janda in the Vagon Music Pub & Club in Prague, in whose studio Propast the album was created. “It will be the last opportunity to see us in Prague by the end of the year,” singer Zdeněk Hnyk told ČTK.
Music Prague disintegrated after 33 years of existence in 2015, when its members broke up with guitarist, composer and singer Michal Ambrož, who founded Music Prague in 1984 after the banning of the legendary Jasná páka.
On the album Hudba Praha, the band included two novelties that have been created in the past two years, two songs Colorful Dreams and Someone Goes Flat, which fans already know in concert, and two songs from the repertoire of Jasná páka Nech toho, nech toho and Miláček, which were never filmed in the studio. “It took up to three years for the band to play 150 concerts. Due to the pandemic, we did not play for a year and a half, at that time part of the material on the record was created, for example the song Redhead about the desire to have a beer at a time when the pubs were closed, “said Hnyk.
All songs on the album Barva sny are original and their authors are members of the band with a creative predominance of brothers Bohumila and Vladimír Zatloukalů. “We wanted to record an author’s album in order to break out of the playlist of old Music Prague and show that we are able to create seeds with its atmosphere, but of course also in a different way, so that we are not a revival of ourselves” said Vladimír Zatloukal. “I’m glad we moved that board somewhere further. We don’t want to sound modern, the traditional sound under the slogan rock and roll is important to us, “he added.
The lyrics are from various authors and correspond to the atmosphere of rock and roll. “So we sing about fast cars, naughty girls and beer with some inconspicuous poke into society-wide problems. That’s how Music Prague has always been, “said Hnyk.
Music Prague was founded by Ambrož in 1984 after the banning of Jasná Páky, which was blacklisted in the article New Wave with Old Content in the magazine Tribuna. The article started the persecution of the alternative Czech rock scene, which mainly affected representatives of punk and the new wave. For example, the groups Jasná Páka and Pražský výběr were affected. Ambrož rebuilt the band and used a trick, for example – he renamed the ensemble. The first stage of Music Prague closed in 1996. The reason was the overload of the group and the solo projects of its members. Ambrož was involved in the Wild Heart project.
The second period began in 1999 with a charity concert for Kosovo. In the autumn of 2006, the band called Jasná páka / Hudba Praha at that time celebrated its 25th anniversary and entered the Beat Hall of Fame. The last studio album called De Generation was christened by Hudba Praha in the Acropolis Palace in 2010.
After the split of Hudby Praha, guitarist Vladimír Zatloukal, together with other original members, including his younger brother Bohumil, founded the Hudba Praha Band. The brothers Zatloukala and Jiří Jelínek are joined by Jamajka Koblicová and Daniela Litváková-Čelková from the original band, as well as frontman Zdeněk Hnyk, Tomáš Stloukal and Jakub Douda.