Goran Bregoviã's music marries sounds of a gypsy brass band with traditional Bulgarian polyphonies, those of an electric guitar and traditional percussion with a curious rock accent.. all against a background of a bedeviled string orchestra and deep sonorities of a male choir, creating music that our soul recognizes instinctively and the body greets with an irresistible urge to dance. Bregoviã performs with a large ensemble of musicians. Sometimes up to 40-piece band and orchestra!. With his usual energy and talent, he invites us to his new musical cocktail "Alkohol: Slivovic (plumb Brandy) & Champagne", an exclusive concert of music made to dance, drink, and party. Traditionally music was played to accompany drinking.
“My mother divorced my father because dad, like most officers, he drank too much. After she left him he underwent an antabus treatment to stop drinking. The next 15 years he did not drink. My mother died of leukemia and dad’s second wife told me that she had followed him secretly a few times…. Night after night he would be sitting till dawn under the windows of the room where my mother was dying on 3rd floor of the military hospital in Split, smoking. Then he returned to his village on the Hungarian frontier and planted a vineyard that yielded 1000 liters per year. He outlived mother by twenty years and drunk those 1000 liters more or less alone. I dedicate ALKOHOL to my parents.” Goran BregovicThis album is now available from Wrasse Records for £8.49.