Label: Mai Lei Bel Cat: LEI5CD
Label: Mai Lei Bel
Release date: 11/04/2020
Princovia “Márna Snaha”
When, at the start of 2002, he announced his definitive departure from Zóna A, the whole of the rock underground community in both the Czech and Slovak republics were in shock. He laid the foundations of the group 22 years previously to this split and with his trademark compositions and unique guitar style he enabled them to become legends on the Czechoslovak punk scene. Only a few people understood why he left. Maybe only he himself…
But that is typical of him, classic Leďo (who would know him by his real name – Jaro Lederleitner?) The sort of person who never compromises on his ideals and principles – even though his own actions are incomprehensible to others and often quite painful for him in the final analysis.
In the disappointment yet also the final relief of this break-up, Princovia (The Princes) were formed in 2002. The project on which he embarked with huge enthusiasm, new passion, ideas and verve under the new alias of the Prinz von Sternberk, had serious problems almost from the very beginning. Numerous changes to the group’s line-up, false dawns and premature endings took their toll on the productivity and output of the group. The single official album “Čo Takto Otvoriť Hubu?!” (“What About Opening Your Gob?!”) came out in 2005 and apart from this, as a result of the precarious existence of the group, there were just one or two unofficial recordings….
After a long period of searching for and trying to get the right chemistry among the group members, Tomáš Faktor, a.k.a Faky, became a loyal partner to Leďo over the last seven years. As a result of their combined efforts (together with the help of a few guests and two different drummers), they present their album “Márna Snaha” (“Doomed Attempt”), the first official release of Princovia in 15 years.
Colourful, partly bitter-sweet pop, sometimes rock but still punk in its feel.
Simple bright power pop, – so very typical of Leďo’s post-Zóna A work.
The bold declaration of a matured musician who knows exactly what he wants to play, how he wants to play and what he wants to say.
The collection of 10 new songs comes out on 11 April 2020 under the Austrian label Mai Lei Bel and will be on orange/red marbled vinyl, on CD (with additional bonus track), in digital format; all of which will be available from good music stores and streaming platforms.
However, at the same time as Princovia announce the release of their new album, we must share some news from the complete opposite end of the emotional spectrum, namely, that this album – from this perspective with the apposite name of “Márna Snaha” (“Doomed Attempt”), is unfortunately also the last which Princovia will be making….