Srečna mladina (Happy Youth) 15~18
The band Srečna mladina (Happy Youth) enjoys a legendary status, based on a career spanning a quarter of a century, during which the band remained true to themselves. There is a driving force behind the inexhaustible charm of their creativity, and it seems to be something mischievous and naughty, intrinsic to their music making ...
Their seventh album continues the same pursuit of freedom of expression.
The title 15~18 refers to to the obstacles they were facing during their concert hibernation period between 2015 and 2018, which was also a period of changes in the band’s line-up.
15~18 is a distinctively studio-based album, rich in sound experimentations and explorations, moving between the analog and the more abstract sound spaces that helped reshape the group’s musical language. Instead of direct, punchy or stormy pieces, the band presents in-depth compositions, reaching beyond the twilight zone.
A flowing musical stream of compositions takes us on a fluid journey of the electro-acoustic landscape with echoes that bring dramatic effects to the forefront. A homogeneous rhythm makes for a stable base line further initiating escapades into the unknown and experimental.
Tim Kostrevc (keyboards), Jure Pohleven (guitar), Vlado Mihajlović (guitar), Andrej Zavašnik (drums), Gašper Gantar (bass) and guest percussionist Marek Fakuč created their most introspective album to this date.