Melodrom

Melodrom je bil ustanovljen novembra leta 1999 v ljubljanskem kinotečnem lokalu na pobudo mladega režiserja Jurija Medena, ki je takrat pripravljal svoj prvi celovečerni film in kasnejšim članom skupine predlagal, da zanj napišejo in posnamejo glasbo. Tako je bil za film v začetku leta 2000 v studiu Kif-Kif s producentom Žaretom Pakom posnet soundtrack. Filmski projekt nato ni bil nikoli realiziran, zasedba, ki je takrat nastala, pa je do danes ostala nespremenjena. Sprva je nadaljevala svojo glasbeno pot predvsem na področju scenske glasbe (plesne predstave Bare Kolenc: Razobraz (2001), Čečečečebula (2002), Brezdno (2004), gledališka predstava Aleša Korpiča: Zvitorepka (2000), glasba za predstavitev modne kolekcije pomlad/poletje 2004 modnega studia Oktober), čeprav je bila obenem že tedaj prisotna želja po izdaji samostojnega albuma. Leta 2001 je zato Melodrom posnel prve demo posnetke in začel zbirati material za prvo ploščo. Nekateri izmed teh posnetkov so našli pot na Radio Študent in skladba Extemporary ending (v slovenski prepesnitvi Pet Petnajst) se je novembra 2001 uvrstila na četrto mesto mednarodne lestvice crossradia najboljših singlov leta 2001. Ob snemanju se je začelo tudi rednejše koncertiranje - po nekaj koncertih v Sloveniji in Hrvaški se je skupina uvrstila na drugi Klubski maraton Radia študent in jeseni 2002 prekrižarila slovensko klubsko sceno. Poleg koncertov v Sloveniji je Melodrom gostoval tudi v Avstriji, Nemčiji in na Hrvaškem.

Julija 2003 je bilo snemanje prve plošče zaključeno (studio Hymnos, producent Jaka Jarc); izzid plošče v samozaložbi je bil načrtovan za oktober 2003. Posnet je bil prvi videospot (Prenzlauer allee), ki je bil v tem času redno predvajan tako na komercialnih kot na nacionalni televiziji. Plošča pa zaradi dobrega odziva s strani urednikov glasbenih založb, ki so slišali posnetke, ni bila natisnjena v predvidenem času. Namesto tega je skupina februarja podpisala pogodbo z založbo Nika records, s čimer so se odprle nove možnosti za bolj profesionalno obdelavo posnetkov. Plošča je šla tako še enkrat čez produkcijski proces, tokrat pod taktirko Iztoka Turka, in naposled izšla 15. septembra 2004 s preprostim naslovom: Melodrom.

Letos se je Melodrom prvič podal v sodelovanja z drugimi glasbeniki: Mina gostuje pri novi plošči DJ Umeka in skupine Rotor, Laibach pa jo je kot gostjo povabil k njihovemu remixu prihajajočega singla skupine Rammstein Ohne dich. Skupina trenutno promovira svoj prvenec, hkrati pa že pripravlja material za novo ploščo, ki bo predvidoma izšla čez približno dve leti.

Melodrom was founded in 1999, for the purpose of creating and recording a soundtrack for the film Zadnji poljub by Jurij Meden, which was never actually filmed. At first the band continued to make music solely for the dance and theatre performances namely Bara Kolenc's Razobraz, Čečečebula, Brezdno and Aleš Korpič's Zvitorepka. However, in 2001, Melodrom was functioning as an independent group, performing their own program and solo concerts. It was around this time that the group began to prepare material and record demos for their debut album. Some of the band's early songs were aired on Radio Študent and their song Extemporary ending (Pet petnajst) rose to fourth place on the international chart of best singles of 2001. By the end of 2001 and in 2002, Melodrom had increasingly more concerts in Slovenia as well as abroad. As a promising young band they were selected by Radio Študent to go on an all-Slovenian tour Klubski maraton in November of 2002. In early 2003, Melodrom collaborated with fashion designer Uroš Belantič (Modni studio Oktober) for the show of his 2003 spring-summer collection. In June 2003, Melodrom had completed recording their first album with producer Jaka Jarc in Hymnos studios, and had planned to release the album independently in October of that year. However, the release of the album was held due to interest from Nika records. In November of 2003, the band's first video for their song Prenzlauer allee, was broadcasted on national and commercial TV stations alike. After months of negotiations with Nika records, an agreement was reached and Melodrom signed with that label. A new producer, Iztok Turk was brought in and the band went through the production process once again. It is at this time that Melodrom decided to replace some of the English lyrics with Slovenian ones. The band's self titled album debuted in September of 2004 and the song September was their first single to be released. In the summer of 2004, Melodrom collaborated with DJ Umek and Rotor, and Mina is featured in Laibach's remix of Ohne dich, the latest Rammstein's single. At present the band continues to make music for various performances, such as Borut Bučinel's project Zimska pravljica and Bara Kolenc's dance performance. Melodrom will soon release another video for their second single Zasebne sobe (Private rooms).

Melodrom so/are: Mina Špiler (vocals), Matevž Grad (guitar, programming), Miha Žargi (bass guitar), Matej Nolda (drums), Polona Janežič (keyboards).