Didgeridoo virtuoso Ondrej Smeykal is at it again with his third solo CD set (this one contains 3 CDís!).
Ondrej felt that he had way too much music to cram onto one CD, not just in quantity but also in style.
Each of the three CDís sets a different mood. The 1st CD is all about ambience and relaxation.
The slow and calm Didgeridoo playing combined with vocal melodies creates a pleasant atmosphere.
CD 2 is devoted to the acoustic rhythmical Didgeridoo beats that Ondrej is renownedfor.
It is similar in style to his legendary, debut album Didgeridoo solo 1.
The 3rd CD contains electronic Didgeridoo experiments including remixes of Ondrejísfavorite and most popular
tracks. Once again the CDís come in a hand-made cardboard Digi-pack cover complete with Ondrejís own artwork and design.
"Encouraged by the positive feedback of Didgeridoo Solo, I decided to begin working on Didgeridoo Solo II.
The recording of this album took 11 long months and during that time I kept changing and discarding hundreds of
different versions of each track. If my first CD were about my own unique way of using the Didgeridoo as a
rhythmical instrument, then Didgeridoo Solo II is all about using it to create songs. The use of vocal elements
is something that I have been exploring and focusing on increasingly since Didgeridoo Solo. Also, I am beginning
to use longer and longer Didgeridoos, some as low as D# one octave lower than normal, and I know that I can play
in even lower keys."
"Didgeridoo Solo was my first attempt at playing and recording the Didgeridoo without any other accompanying
instruments and in this album I tried to maintain an upbeat rhythmical feel similar to dance music. After years
of playing with other musicians, my resolution to play solo had ripened and resulted in hundreds of concerts and
years of searching and analysing. Didgeridoo Solo is the result of this period and of my evolution as a Didgeridoo
player up to and around the year 2004".