After residing and creating music abroad, Ivana Mer returned to Slovakia to release her new album “Early Works” via one of the most renowned local labels Slnko Records.
On this compilation, Ivana collected eight songs she recorded “between 2010 and 2015 in France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia.”
“Mereus” is the lead single off this compilation and it’s a truly hypnotic listen. Ivana’s vocal harmonies initially act as instruments, creating a dream-like atmophere. As the song progresses, subtle electronic production kicks in. It’s significant – it’s the joining of the almost-traditional melodies and the modern electronic approach.
Just past the 2 minute mark, the strangest of male vocal sample joins in. Surprising, absolutely brilliant and courageous. The song then slowly dissipates into silence, but you will remain hypnotised long after it’s over.
By Adam Donoval
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The music and thoughts of Ivana Mer around the world.
Mystery Radio (USA)
About the song Blueanco:
"This is a great track, beautiful vocals. mysterious and distant. lovely work that I would say would be a soundtrack for a creepy scary unusual movie. Ivana displays something special here. gorgeous and interesting as well as compelling engaging coolness."
Gato Urbanski (Argentina)
musician in Aqualáctica
& instruments designer
“Beautiful and interesting.
Ivana have a great career forward. It’s a pleasure to hear her.”
Marc-Eric Laine (France)
“From the dark deep oceans to the mysterious high skies, Ivana's voice connects us a little bit more with ourselves and mother nature, she's beautifully sensible, powerful, unique...working with her is...natural.”
Juraj Kusnierik (Slovakia)
“Ivana is a great singer
with perfect vocal technique,
but not only: her songs are graceful trips into the mysterious lands.”.
Adam Badí Donoval (UK)
Can You Ear It?
"...an absolutely surreal and narcotic listen."