Hope's Beautiful Daughters

by Katarina Juvancic & Dejan Lapanja

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!!NOT ALL TRACKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL STREAMING. ACTUAL (PHYSICAL) ALBUM CONTAINS 9 TRACKS!!

Hope's Beautiful Daughters

This Slovenian-Scottish collaboration - first of its kind in the history of Slovenia and Scotland! - has been initiated by Katarina Juvančič & Dejan Lapanja who have teamed up with the prominent Scottish musicians and songwriters Karine Polwart, Paul Tasker (Doghouse Roses), Fiona Cuthill (Raintown, Rallion), Seylan Baxter (Tattie Jam), finest storytellers that hail from Shetland and Orkney Islands to Edinburgh (Lawrence Tulloch, Tom Muir, David Campbell) as well as the musicians they play with in Slovenia (Matija Krečič, Klemen Krajc, Gašper Peršl, Salamandra Salamandra band). Together they have developed the project, inspired by St. Augustine's contemplation on hope, anger and courage. Talented ladies Tinka Volarič (illustrator) and Jerneja Rodica (designer) took care of the visual imagery of the album. It depicts anger and courage as dynamic entities, spinning eternally around our worlds. Shaping us as human beings and societies, as well as our ability to hold and mould them or change their trajectories if necessary with our strength. And love.

It all started with these words…

Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.

Augustine of Hippo

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released August 11, 2014

HOPE’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS LINE-UP:

Katarina Juvančič – lyrics, music, vocals, producer

Dejan Lapanja – music arrangements, guitars, keyboards, mix & mastering, producer

Karine Polwart – vocals (2, 4, 6, 7), guitar (7)

Seylan Baxter - cello (1, 2, 6)

Fiona Cuthill - fiddle (1, 2, 6)

Paul Tasker - guitar (6)

Gašper Peršl - drums (1, 2, 6, 9)

Matija Krečič - fiddle (1, 2, 4, 6, 9)

Klemen Krajc - double bass (1, 2, 4, 6, 9)

David Campbell, Tom Muir and Lawrence Tulloch – storytellers (3, 5, 8)

Salamandra Salamandra band - music arrangements for the stories (3, 5, 8)
(Samo Kutin – ngoni, kalimba, calabash, hurdy-gurdy, percussions, vocals; Matej Magajne – acoustic & electric guitar, bass; Sabina Magajne Bogolin – French horn, vocals; Dejan Lapanja – drums)

Tinka Volarič – illustrations & handwriting

Jerneja Rodica – design

Sound samples in Rosa – protests in Ljubljana 2012/13 (copyright by Andrej Zdravič), Great tit (copyright by Slovene Museum of Natural History, dr Tomi Trilar)

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Katarina Juvančič and Dejan Lapanja first appeared on the Slovenian music scene in 2009, with their folk rock song Uej uej (Magdalenca), featured in Slovenian National Radio’s newcomers contest. Their music is often described as alt-folk, bridging modern trends and ancient folk influences and sensibilities. ... more

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Track Name: Katarina Juvančič & Dejan Lapanja - Irena
IRENA

I am a tiny particle of light

A lonely atom trembling in the night

I am multiplied by millions

Divided by two

Lives and lies and bitter skies

And memories of you.

I was born before I was delivered

Sung before I took first breath

Singing songs of earthly shadows

Crawling from the clutch of death.


I was burnt by the blazing Torah

Blinded by the yellow star

I heard the sound of your voice

Echoing in the jar.

Say my name ten thousand times

Until your lips run dry

And bury it beneath the tree

Where curlews come to cry.


Stow it safely, wrap it well

Just like a babe new born

Hide it underneath the cross

Where sinners come to mourn.


Maybe someday someone

Who knows where to start

Will carve my name upon this tree

Inside a little heart.
Track Name: Katarina Juvančič & Dejan Lapanja - Sister Sun
SISTER SUN

Cut me out in little stars

Carve me from your dark sway

Chisel me like a marble piece

You’re the sculptor and I’m your clay.


Steal the timbre from the singer

A coin from the tongue of the gallant dead

Mould my breath to ancient wisdom

Tuck the demons into bed.


But you cover me with lifeless kisses

Lay down on me like a heavy night

Slit my breast and feed your hunger

Let the darkness bear away the light!


I will burst in my solar wrath

In silver temple you will cower

I’m a priestess of the crescent moon

A fearless tamer of your power!


When the years do swallow all your tales

And the crowns they leave the trees

You will rise from your forsaken dream

And place a new dawn on my knees.
Track Name: Karine Polwart & Katarina Juvančič - Svarilo Janezu
SVARILO JANEZU

Pr'jat’li jaz 'mam eno štor'jo

vam zdej jo povedala bom

na urgenco me zakon je spravu

dal potpludbe in dvojni zlom.


Pa bom šla in se fejst ga napila

da vso bolečino utopim

da zberem pogum in si rečem

Janez, jutr' te jaz zapustim.


Ko Janez pride iz šihta

pretepe me kot žival

If I say a word I get battered

From the kitchen right ben to the room.


So I’ll go and I’ll get blue bleezin’ blind drunk

da vso bolečino utopim

da zberem pogum in si rečem

Janez, jutr' te jaz zapustim.


Of whisky I've ne'er been a lover

But what can a poor woman do

zjutri spet treba vstat bo

in se delat, da vse lohk zdržim.


So I’ll go and I’ll get blue bleezin' blind drunk

Just to give you a warning

da zberem pogum in ti rečem

Janez, jutr' te jaz zapustim.