Mila

by Katja Šulc

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‘This time Katja Šulc chose the poems of Mila Kačič, invited top musicians and together they coated Mila’s poetry in music. And when you dress a beautiful thing in a garment just as beautiful, the result cannot be less than wonderful. The poetry of Mila Kačič, sensual, full of color, intense and rich in sound, can now be heard even stronger… even though it was set to music in the most delicate manner ...’
Jure Longyka, radio host

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released November 17, 2008

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Katja Šulc - vocals
Erik Marenče - piano
Marko Brdnik - accordeon
Jelena Ždrale - violin, viola, backup vocals
Neža Trobec - backup vocals
Robert Jukič - double bass, bass guitar
Lula Ropret - guitar
Blaž Celarec - percussion
Aleš Rendla - drums
Godalika: Klemen Bračko, Jelena Ždrale, Matjaž Sekne, Klemen Hvala

Composition:
Nino de Gleria (1.,5.,6.,9.), Tjaša Fabjančič (2.,4.), Jelena Ždrale (3.,8.), Katja Šulc and band (7.).

Arrangements:
Nino de Gleria (1.,5.,6.,9.), Tjaša Fabjančič (2.), Jelena Ždrale (3.), Katja Šulc in band (7.), Jelena Ždrale and Luka Ropret (8.), Erik Marenče (4.)
String arrangements: Nino de Gleria
Backup vocals arrangements: Jelena Ždrale

Mix&mastering: Blaž Celarec, Nino de Gleria
Recorded at Studio Jork, Studio Attic, Studio Glasbeni Arboretum, 2008

Photography: Matjaž Banič
Design: Rok Marinšek

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A singer, songwriter from Slovenia moving between poetry and music

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Track Name: Moja dlan / My palm
my little palm
like a sweet thought
would like to caress your sombre face

to lighten up again
the bright glow of your eyes,
It would gently rest on your beautiful forehead
then lovingly loose itself
in the warm nest of your shaggy hair

my little palm
like a passionate desire
would like to go across your sombre face

and whisper secretly into your ears a magic spell
enticing out your smiles
and from oblivion preserve your greying memory
on your lips it would rest enraptured

my little palm
as a soft veil
would like to go over your sombre face

this little, frightened palm of mine!
from afar it caresses your sad smiles
in eyes that are on the verge of crying
fearful that you will turn away
Track Name: Spoznanje / To become aware
I love to lay in the sun
on my back and with eyes closed
on the grass by the sea

the waves are the footsteps
of the man I am waiting for
with yearning and fear

he is approaching now
his face unknown
and I don't ask for his name

he is coming closer
hot and impatient
scenting of ripe semen
with tender force
he spreads my legs
and lifts me into a whirlwind

when I open my eyes again
and the sky above me calms
there are there only the sun
the grasses and me.

the waves are again the steps of the man
returning towards the sea
I love to lay in the sun
on my back and with eyes closed
on the grass by the sea
Track Name: Nič več te ni / You are not here anymore
you are not here anymore
but your scent is still all over me
and I carry you all, just all in me
that it hurts

and all the nights
all the sleepless nights in sorrow
when like long years the minutes linger
I sob into the palms of my hands

covering my eyes
to hide the tears from my very self
to drown my despair in oblivion
and there is no strength left in me
Track Name: Spet si tu / You are here again
You are here again
like on so many nights

You come quietly, lay down by my side
and with a certain hand you find my face
With your fingertips going across my forehead
caressing my eyebrows
the two eyeshells
but across the face you wander as if lost
and really slowly you encircle my lips
knowing that I am still the same
still always waiting

Then your hand glides all over me
awakening all of my flesh
to open up: Oh come
and lift me from the abyss
of despair and mad dreams!

But you are rotting into dust
and I wake up each morning
on a ravaged island
Track Name: Med tisoči bi te spoznala / Among the thousands I would recognize you
among the thousands I would recognize your walk
in all possible rhythms of hurried steps
and even in my dreams I'd recognize your gentle breath
among the thousands resting in peace

with darkness in my eyes I could find your face
with deaf ears I could hear your laughter.
and if the winds smoothed all the roads
I'd find the trace of your steps in the sandy ground

just flee from me wherever you desire
although you turn into a path most hidden
yet like a sinner with a conscience riden
you can't abscond for ever from my thoughts
Track Name: Ure / The hours
the hours
of sweet surrender
have vanished into time
i am sipping the late glow
of a scarlet dawn
somewhere an echo
but this isn't my voice anymore

love
that pearly dove
is no longer feeding from my hand.
I am sinking
into the bottom of a sinister evening
a night heavy as lead
is falling over my heart
Track Name: Poljub / A kiss
a kiss
is not just a playfull exchange
of breath and saliva
a kiss
is not just a beginning
into sensual raving
when you bite into the depths
of body and soul
a kiss
lulls you into the loss of ground
under your feet
into screams of pain
and when it ends
you feel like being void

a kiss
is also a desperate plea
for a tiny bit of human
nearness
Track Name: Iz spomina / From memory
Your scent
was of ripe grasses from the Karst
of salt
carried by the sea wind
of the gentle olive green
and of bitter rosemary

Your scent
was so fragrant
that I closed my eyes
and waited devoutly
for the touch of the hand
of an Artist
a Creator of Beauty

Slowly
even slower
as if under a spell
your hands glided
over my young skin
kissing away
all natural deviations
confusing me in the nights
of my missing
girlhood

In the palms of your hands
I became beautiful
because you loved me
Track Name: Zvestoba / Faithfulness
at the first breath
of springtime dreams
protect a tiny bloom

two leaves
in the velvety dark
in the midst of sunburnt meadows
like two enamoured knights
enclose
their first fruit

two leaves
in the golden glow
went for an early dance with the wind
into the azure
silently and devoutly
falling down