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"Miracle" Pushing the Boundaries

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We are happy to announce that the song "Miracle (Flower)" that started Gruvlend's big project "Planet Gruvlend!" found approval with authors of previous versions of the song "Les Fleur" which it is based on.

 

Makers of 2001 version 4Hero, whose arrangement we used as blueprint, published the song on their Facebook profile with their commendations to numerous positive reactions from around the world - http://www.facebook.com/4hero?fref=ts.

 

We are especially pleased that the author of the original music and lyrics, Richard Rudolph, husband of late Minnie Riperton who first sang "Les Fleur" in 1970, and who became great supporter of  Gruvlend in the meantime, expressed his sincere delight with the song through the following email endorsement:

 

"I just wanted to state for the record how delighted I am with the Planet Gruvend recording of Les Fleur... translated title: Miracle (Flower). Actually “delighted” is not a strong enough word to describe how excited I am about your version of this song that I wrote with the late, great Charles Stepney many moons ago. It is a very special song for me and I am so happy to report that you and your amazing collection of brilliant and soulful singers and musicians really captured and expressed the universality that lives at the heart of Les Fleur.

I also think it sounds truly great in Serbo-Croatian, which just serves to further demonstrate the power of music to cross all boundaries and reach the hearts of people everywhere no matter the language. Everyone I have played it for absolutely flips over it but also understands the feeling and love conveyed in the music.

I am also completely blown away by the depth of talent in the Serbian musical universe demonstrated in this recording!  I only hope we can find a way to collaborate on many more projects together in the near future. 

Thank you for this beautiful recording. 

Musically yours,

Richard Rudolph"

 

In the two months of being published song "Miracle/Flower" by various artists of project "Planet Gruvlend!" was viewed more than 50,000 times on our Youtube channel and was downloaded over 4,000 times. The song hit all relevant music charts locally and got attention of many news media.

 

Song "Miracle/Flower" will be available for free download on our website until the end of February only due to impending strategic changes in the project. Hurry up and get your free copy while you can!

 

Happy New Era!

Srećna Nova era!

Year 2012, although now we can say was just another year in which the Apocalypse did not come, was still turbulent in many respects. We witnessed many a breakdown, human ups and downs, social and political upheavals, all of it topped with a growing lack of everyone's best friend - hard cash. 

 

To remind ourselves, at five minutes to midnight on December 31 of last year, after five long winter nights spent in the editing room with legendary Yugoslavian filmmaker Jovan Joca Jovanović, Gruvlend published the video for the song "U opasnosti", the fifth and final single of Zemlja gruva, using material from the feature film "Mlad i zdrav kao ruža", and ended the year with the quote from the song lyrics "… do something to make this world a better place, now!"

 

Still, not a lot was actually done, since the second year is coming to a close without any new releases from the band Zemlja gruva, which created tension and ultimately led to irreconcilable differences about managing the band and other production activities. After months of turmoil, speculation, unfounded rumors and sometimes malicious gossip, all of it resulted in Zemlja gruva deciding not to participate in the project "Planet Gruvlend!", definitively ending the many years of collaboration between the group and its publisher Gruvlend. The band continued on their own, under new management and with changing lineups, while Gruvlend turned to a new, very ambitious project - "Planet Gruvlend!"

 

We use this opportunity to thank the band Zemlja gruva on our collaboration which resulted in publishing the album "WTF is Gruvlend?". We believe that this is a seminal release since it represents the effort of a critical mass of right people, good energy, skill and talent, as well as many a sleepless night at the studio, which all will be difficult to replicate any time soon. We too are eager to hear new material by Zemlja gruva, and we wish well to all the band members and many hit records in the time to come. However, any further material of Zemlja gruva will not be a release of "Gruvlend!" label, nor will we be associated with or responsible in any way for it in the future. For all booking information and updates on activities of the band please go to their web presentation or their Facebook page.

 

We, on the other hand, in our on-going quest for groove, awaited the end of this year with the lyrics of the song "Miracle (Flower)", the first and most important single off of the album "Planet Gruvlend!" currently in the making and which will put together many artists on the music scene in new collaborations that will take place for the first time. We declared the End of the World to be - The New Beginning and we boldly stepped into the New Era, with new challenges to successfully overcome, with your help and support.

 

Let's end the review of the still current, year 2012, and wish you a very happy New Year 2013 with the words of Belgrade's genuis, poet Duško Radović (paraphrased):

Endings wear out, beginnings always last.

Beginning - that is what comes last.

 

Long Live Gruvlend!

 

 

Song "Miracle" Available for Free Download at gruvlend.net

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Project "Planet Gruvlend!" is being launched with the release of the song and video "Miracle" featuring more than twenty artists of all generations on the music scene. 

 

Video for the song "Miracle" is posted at Gruvlend's Youtube channel and can be seen here  

 

 

Official Launch of new Gruvlend Website

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After more than two and a half years Gruvlend launched their new internet presentation at web address gruvlend.net. The website was a conduit for free mp3 downloads of their first release - Zemlja Gruva's album "WTF is Gruvlend?", more than 40,000 of which were downloaded since the site went up in May 2010 announcing the official album release. The crew at Gruvlend redesigned their little corner of the net and it is now geared for publishing brand new content that is simultaneously cool and hot, same as before. Just this time around doing it in video and audio High Definition. At the same time, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter social network channels of Gruvlend came alive to form a synchronized network online. Stay tuned!