Pleasant indie-pop compositions of The Odd Gifts carry a message about the crisis of the direction our society is taking. The Odd Gifts, a project of the founding member of Eggnoise Ondřej Galuška, ventured to break through the non-conflicting glitter of current pop-culture on its new record. The lyrics do not present a one-sided view of the topics presented, but try to grasp a broad concept of migration in the world over a longer period of time. Ondřej Galuška with The Odd Gifts invited many guests to appear on the album, including singers Justin Lavash, James Harries and Alasdair Bouch and many other musicians. Migrant Songs are a unique, timely but just as much timeless album.
Ondřej Galuška started to work on the album over a year before its release. “From the beginning there were several intertwined themes that gave rise to the whole concept,” Ondřej Galuška describes the basic idea of the recording. “Of course there is the reference to the so-called migration crisis, but what I felt I needed to react to more than the global situation - by itself scary and complicated - was the local failure of rational discussion, the spreading of hoaxes and manipulated information, the lack of understanding and basic human openness, which needn’t necessarily entail boundlessly open arms, as the often-heard formula of “the polarization of society” seems to imply. Today all of these issues have become even more pressing and the migration crisis has become a crisis of our own direction as a society.”
The basic concept was important for the whole development and shape of Migrant Songs. Ondřej gradually found band mates and further guests. The Odd Gifts are now made up of Eggnoise members Jaryn Janek, Michael Nosek and Jan Mizler, who constitute the rhythm section on Migrant Songs. Once again there are many guests on the album, this time mostly singers who often appear....... więcej