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Kimiko is a band from Zagreb, Croatia, that's been around the local scene for quite some time in various line-ups and music styles. Ranging from four-piece britpop outfit to six men pop noise machine, they finally settled down as a two-piece electro-pop band fronted by Lora Šuljić and Zoran Pleško. They made themselves known by playing local festivals such as EXIT, Žedno Uho and VUM, and also won MegaMuzika award for the best upcoming Croatian act in 2008. 

Calling themselves "burdened pop", Kimiko create an interesting blend of contemporary pop and rock sounds and exhibit rarely unique and creative music approach in these parts of the world. Their expression relies heavily on samplers as well as creating new sounds, which results in unusual electro-pop songs where organic and anorganic bonds into growling conglomerate of sounds in one moment, and dreamy atmosphere in the other. It all started when Lora and Zoran found themselves in a studio and decided to record a blender lying on top of a guitar, put the resulting sound through a sampler and play it all using a keyboard. Experiments like those proved to be a good way of discovering new soundscapes and interesting instruments, and bacame the proven method Kimiko continued to use ever since. 

"From Our Room To Yours" is Kimiko's debut album, due to be released on Geenger Records on November 22nd. Embroidered with subtle irony and darker tones, the eleven songs that constitute the album depict, in a certain way, the darkness and hopelessness of our time, and give a nice contrast to serenity and optimism that Lora and Zoran emanate outside of their studio. Their music is ideal for all kinds of emotions and will never leave the listener feeling empty inside. Kimiko recorded the album by themselves in their own studio Heim in Prudnice, a small settlement on the ouskirsts of Zagreb. Mastering was done in London's Fluid Mastering studios by Tim Debney, known for his work with Thom Yorke, Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz etc. What's also worth mentioning is a variety of out-of-the-ordinary instruments used for recording, like stylophone and thingamakit, but also things like tupperware, bowls and marbles. 

The artwork is also an interesting story on its own – it's designed by Vladimir Šagadin, and features photographs by Maja Rašić, Darko Vaupotić, Mario Leko and Matea Jocić, four young Croatian photographers. Their work differ in style and motives, but the atmosphere each one creates fits the sounds and themes that Kimiko promote, evoking the nostalgia that we all feel towards something "old". By giving space to others in their album booklet, Kimiko wants to point out the thin line between different forms of art, and also support friendly artists by blending their work with the music. 

We invite you to enjoy this fine release by Kimiko, and we're sure you'll like it as much as we do, as this is a great young band with massive potential that has yet to be discovered abroad!


released November 22, 2011 

Type Album
Released 2011
Genre Synth Pop, Indie Rock
Publisher Geenger Records
Language english
Binding Sealed, jewelcase
Link za preslušavanje

Geenger Records is an independent record label based in Zagreb (Croatia), and is a part of Citizens’ Association for Culture (GOKUL) from Zabok. The label was established in 2009 by experienced music enthusiasts and scene participants, some of which were also the founding members of Moonlee Records, a notable indie label based both in Croatia and Slovenia.

From the very beginnings of our work, we think of music publishing as the basic and most direct way to stimulate musical creativity in young artists, so we decided to promote good music which is, unfortunately, still unevenly represented in (or generally ignored by) Croatian mediasphere. The label is, regardless of all genre and regional constraints, in a constant search for bands which, given the quality of their music and the ideas they promote, differ from the average selection on the scene. We constantly collaborate with bands and individuals who actively participate in shaping of social climate, either by supporting various NGOs, or other social organizations with whose objectives they identify.

The musicians we work with are often present in all relevant music festivals throughout Croatia and region - InMusic, Terraneo and EXIT usually being recognized as the most famous ones. Thanks to the experience, dedicated work and cooperation with many domestic and foreign publishing agencies, promoters and clubs, Geenger Records eventually became a sort of starting point for some of the best young Croatian bands.

In Croatia, besides Geenger Records, our sister label Moonlee Records and a handful of individuals, such initiatives are basically still nonexistent, so we can safely say that we are, at the moment, one of the very few record labels / marketing agencies that are narrowly specialized in working with lesser known artists. We see our role in creating better conditions for young bands, so they may reach concert promotion, media coverage and wider audience more easily. By doing so, we help them achieve their full creative potential, while maintaining complete control over their autorship and every other aspect of their work.

Besides bringing together the most prominent names in Croatian alternative music, Geenger Records also collaborates with experienced designers who closely look after the presentation of the label, releases and promotional materials, thus maintaining high quality and uniform visual standard, with the aim of making Geenger Records a recognizable and credible name.

Geenger Records is, and will always remain, a brainchild of true music lovers who are dedicating their good will and spare time to help promote all those hard-working artists which deserve wider recognition.

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Kimiko - From Our Room To Yours

Kimiko - From Our Room To Yours