The band Steve Misik & Co. is generally of a harder character, but it does not limit itself when it comes to the genre.
The band consists of musicians who have been performing on the Slovak and foreign (Spanish, American, English, Dutch, German, Czech, Hungarian, etc.) music scene. They have previously worked together in various bands and music projects, but the current set “Steve Misik & Co.” settled in April 2013 during the recording of the songs for the debut album “Schizoemphatic” and creating the promo video for the cover version of Deep Purple's ¨You Keep On Moving¨.
The way in which we got to the recording of the debut album was very long and difficult. The first single because of the web administrator's mistake was promoted with incorrect band name “Clone co.”, because he entered the name of the single instead the name of the band, so we kicked his ass.
When the band worked on new songs for the debut album faced with the biggest misfortune, with the health problems of the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band and especially a good friend. Steve Tóth had to be hospitalized. Steve Misik had to play abroad as a session musician in different projects, because of the break and money required for recording and so on. That time Steve Tóth suddenly passed away, which painfully affected everybody, because of his creative benefit, friendship and enormous love for music (when he found out that he will not be able to play guitar after his heart surgery, he fell into a coma and doctors failed to wake him). Steve Misik composed and arranged the song "My waves" based on his riff and lyrics, they worked together on that song before his death. The album Schizoemphatic is dedicated to his memory.
We grew up listening hard rock, metal bands but we've been influenced by funk, soul, blues, modern crossover, progressive rock-metal, classical music or jazz. Our music is based on the concept of trying different genres, different imaginary worlds, different fantasies in every song but keeping our own face. In the lyrics we point out the civilization problems of the society and mental world of the human being. That's how we define our music direction in the media interviews.
So the debut album is finally finished and the band hopes that it will delight not only the die-hard fans who remember us from various concerts but also the new listeners.
All music & lyrics by: Steve Misik
Except lyrics: My waves: Stefan Toth, and lyrics Online: Mike Mantecon.
No.3 – Shadows, No.5 – May, No.4 - Online, No. 7 - Clone
These are the songs on the album SCHIZOEMPHATIC:
1; Radio - Intro with the voice of the friend Stefan Toth making jokes in our rehearsal room back in those days, I've put it as if it was a radio program, because the intro has to evoke that somebody is searching on the radio waves on an old radio, because the second song has this topic.
2; My waves - Funk grooves with metal guitar riffs and melodic vocals, with some new experimental sounds as well. In memoriam Stefan Toth.
3; Shadows - Crossover of Metal and Flamenco music styles with some electro guitar synth elements, cajon & palmas.
4; Online - A song about the dependence on social networks and phone usage, with experimental electro and metallic samples.
5; May - Acoustic song with dark atmosphere, cajon rhythm, acoustic guitar and bass groove, voices, and a jazzy sax feeling. A collaboration with talented sax player Felicity, who put a jazzy feeling into it, and Francisco enriched it with his flamenco feeling on Cajon.
6; Who cares? - Funky grooves, soul feelings meeting metal-rock dynamics in this song.
7; Clone - This hard-rock-funk song was the first we have finished and have promoted a little bit abroad.
8; I'm here - In this song we mixed many styles which impressed us in various decades of our life, from childhood till today. When you will hear the complete track, you will understand what I am talking about. This song is with southern rock/nu metal, country and western grooves, rhythms and elements, and with some new experimental sounds as well.
9; Papluhy - A song about corruption, politics, with modern rock, metal sound and some ethnic elements and chants. The only song in the album in Slovakian language. Slovakian folklore instrument “fujara”, and Hungarian folklore instrument “doromb” was recorded in this song.
10; For you - Song with ethnic arranges (sitar, Tibetan monks chants, Gregorian chants, Iman chant, etc.) with a bit of art rock feeling, overarching between alternative and progressive elements.
Thank you for your time, Steve
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