Welcome to upcoming virtual journey to the time of electronic music in the Eastern Bloc and to the current domestic followers.
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In the period of three years after the establishment of the music label Endless Illusion (hereinafter referred to as “EI”), their activity focused on creating music compilations, releasing their own EP’s and other activities through which they promoted the work of contemporary Czech producers in the field of electronic music. Most cases represented the reproduction of rarest, or rather non-mainstream recordings which found their audience as time went on. Thus, “EI” contributed to the creation of solid groundswell of music which was still mostly just looking for its “tradition” in the Czech Republic.
Being persistently obsessed with electronic music, EI feel obliged to promote electronic music into the consciousness of Czech audience. Therefore, “EI” invite experienced pioneers of this genre field more often to participate in local affairs and thus supplement particularly Prague music image with a segment which has been missing here for so long. They release classical music media in cooperation with foreign artists. Further, for more than a year, they perform in regular sessions on the waves of internationally renowned Intergalactic FM radio where they present a balanced combination of domestic and foreign recordings.
In 2015, based on their experience resulting from dozens of performances together with not only foreign producers, “EI” are now developing the idea of promoting music the other way round, which means outside the Czech Republic, and thus fully and freely use the opportunities which were still impossible not a long time ago. To promote not only their own production, but especially the music which originated in the totalitarian period and which influenced them unquestionably. In parallel with the former Czechoslovak scene, the world scene developed at an absolutely different pace thanks to the environment of free trade and politics, therefore naturally becoming traditional for the given period, local producers and their fans. Because of partial isolation caused by the political situation, this music genre has never expanded in the Czech Republic. With slight exaggeration, we can only talk about small flashes which kept this genre at least alive. With this in mind, we have decided to throw away all prejudices entrenched in many of us which are connected to this period. With determination, we set out on a musically archeological trip into the time full of compulsive needs to at least move a little closer to the world, since we still share and support these needs.
The aim of the Jupiter08 project is to promote with dignity the quality which was created here, yet it didn’t have the opportunity to leave the notional bubble of the sealed east. In our opinion, we are representatives of the generation which is destined to overcome abovementioned prejudices, the generation which recognizes current values while also respecting the influence of the recent period with a healthy distance. The project is created interactively with participants representing both periods, and thus attempting to bring them near. However, its goal is not to return to the former epoch or to blend these two periods, we are attempting the continuation and development of electronic music tradition, often unfortunately associated with the morass of Spartakiad times.
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