Here are some samples from :

1) ALFOMBRAS 2) DO I 3) BACKYARD 4) QUIRKY 5) SPIKE 6) Some shots of "CALAMITY" (video file) 7) NEONDAY 8) GRINDAY (My Space) 9) ONLY PLACE ON EARTH 10) UPLOAD YOUR FRIEND 11) SELF-ESTEEM 12) MATTERS OF MY LABOUR (My Space)

 

Info metal planet jc Backyard party Rok Matek backyard Party

The project started probably in october 2004 when "Substitute..." was finished, but the real start was probably when song Spike was done in march 2005, because the things was pushed in the right direction.
Project took only a good year, which is in my case a very little time to write and record. The vibe of everything was very positive and doing the CD was really a party and this was the easiest CD to make so far!

It was like before a lot of experimentations with sounds and equipment but the main point was done already with my "Substitute..." project. Most things were played by myself, like synths which I played before with synth converter (Letheral solution) on the guitar, but now I played it with real keyboard, like M-Audio keystation and I make every sound by myself and I didn´t used any factory patches, because there are so many little freaky knobs which I must turn around! I learn that with my guitar sounds (ha ha ha) I can`t label my music, but probably is some mixture between progresive rock, metal and electronic music, but I don`t want to spoil your "party" ("backyard").

practice rok matek backyard party set up for bacyard party Backyard party

My latest additions to my set up was MOTU 828II firewire interface which is briliant and I really like the sound of it, with beautifull sounding preamps! About guitar gear I put it in my rack Mesa Boogie Triaxis preamp, which was my wet dream for about fifteen years but I could`t afford it and sounds incredible. My No 1 is Mark II preamp and I play on this monster for about last four months of doing the album! I also use my trusty Roland JC-120 with Boss pedals, Roland GP-8, DBX compressor, my favorite Lexicon MPX-1 for effects and for some color BBE 862 and there is also MXR Phaser Edward Van Halen model, ... I’ve changed guitar too! When I’ve bought a guitar I wanted to have very versatile instrument, that I could play every sound with one instrument.

I bought last guitar thirteen years before and when I heard a Charvel guitar, which I have now, I was so shocked that there was no question about my choice! It is a Charvel Model A guitar, mahagony body, Saymour Duncan pick-ups, and only ninety guitars were made of this model in all world! I still explore the guitar which is blessing to play! For total info look at "Tool" page!

I recorded "Calamity" song another time! The song was on the my album from 1996 title "Calamity` Stories", but I was never satisfied how it sounded and here is the new version, which is very different from original but main riff is the same! On the Cd are twelve songs, six with vocals and six instrumentals! The album will be out probably in the september or october 2006!
In January 2006 came in the picture Rok Matek! Rok is a great singer who recorded one song on a "Substitute" album and was obvious that will be included in this project too! Rok done all vocals in a four weekends and all takes sound beautifull! Thanx Rok for collaborations and I hope to injoy in your work in the future.