- Published on Monday, 31 December 2012 16:51
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!