Kvadrat

by Vlasta Popić

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This our second studio album. It was recorded in a couple of days in June 2014, in studio 'Kramasonik' in Zagreb. The largest part of the album was recorded live, including vocals. The recording engineer was Hrvoje Nikšić. It was mixed in the fall of the same year in two different locations, Uroš Milkić in studio 'Threesome' in Belgrade and Dino Kraljeta and Dimitrij Petrović in studio 'Radost!' in Zagreb. Mastering was done by Carl Saff.

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released 28 January 2015

Vlasta Popić are Tena Rak, Dimitrij Petrović and Ivan Ščapec.
Music by Vlasta Popić, lyrics by Ivan Ščapec.
Artwork by Marta Lučić and Tena Rak. Prepared for press by Eva Badanjak (Žen).
Released by Moonlee Records (SLO), Numavi (AUS) and VOX Project (FRA).
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We give our warmest thanks to the people who participated in the process of making this album, as well as the people who have supported us during the years. We are very happy to have you.

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Vlasta Popić Zagreb, Croatia

Vlasta Popić (spelled Popich) is a punk-noise-pop band from Varaždin, Croatia, formed in the fall of 2007. In 2012 they released their debut album “Za očnjake” that entered many regional charts of best albums on the regional scene in 2012. In the last three years they have played almost 200 shows in the states of former Yugoslavia, but also all over Europe. They just released their 2nd album. ... more

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Track Name: Tržište
Tržište

Tržište tržište tržište
pržiš me pržiš me pržiš me
na laganoj vatri prokuhavaš -
mekanim.

Salo hoće u slobodno stanje.
i mislim da je u pravu.
i ja bi u slobodno stanje.


Free the Market

Out of the frying pan –
and into the free market,
I'm turning tender.

Fat wants to go back
to being free.
And I think it's right.
I also want to go back.
Track Name: Ako nisam dobra
Ako nisam dobra

Sve sam to već osjetio
Sve je to kroz moje grlo prošlo
Ako nisam dobra šta ćemo onda?
Trebat će više prijatelja


If I'm no good

I've felt it all before
All of this has already gone through
my throat

If I'm no good, what should we do?
We'll need more friends
Track Name: Szeged
Szeged

Mi smo u očima
to nisam znao prije
u pogledu već dugo
ali ne vidimo
sudar dviju leća
odmjerava se sila
sila koju osjećamo
samo mi

U očima sam Drugi trajan pogled ne dopušta
U očima sam Drugi trajan pogled ne dopušta
Očima sam Drugi trajan pogled ne dopušta

Ja se samo bojim
mene samo je strah

Ljubav dviju leća
Ne postoji sila
Ne postoji slabost
Ovo samo je strah


Szeged

You can find us in your eyes
I never realized
We've been there all along
but we fail to see
Two lenses collide,
negotiate the power
but it's only us
who see it this way

In the eyes I'm the Other
but glass
is still a wall

...this is only fear, I'm just afraid!

Two lenses meet
There is no power
There is no weakness
This is only fear
Track Name: Slijepa naša (Mržnja)
Slijepa naša (Mržnja)

Mržnja je laka
samo - mrzim
iz zavisti, obijesti, nesvijesti, povijesti
a najčešće od straha
da objekt mržnje ne mrzi sebe samog,
pa pripomognem.
Zašto da se u blatu sam valjam
kad dvoje bolje gnoje polje
a naše polje
ima snagu gnojnog žita
ima snove pune mora.

U mojoj zemlji ni koraci ne uspijevaju
ali barem to uspijeva.
Uz našu pomoć.
Malo nas je, al smo govna.


Hatred

is easy
I just hate.
'cause I'm bored
or ignored
'cause it's old
or I'm told,
but mostly out of fear.
Why be a turd
without your fellow turd herd?
Deux merdes, champ verte
...and our field
is filled with scarecrows
its color piss gold
grains covered with green mold

In this land
nothing grows right
except for this.
'Cause we endure.
We are few, but we manure.
Track Name: Maštanje
Maštanje

Izblijedilo je sve
ocvale su misli
zamišljamo se
veći smo no što se vidi

snove smo prerasli

čini se da smo veći
što smo manji

Kravate sjaje se
pozlaćene uzice
veselo mašu repovi
ne gristi ruku koja hrani
kad kosti brzo će

Ništa drugo ne preostaje - Maštanje


Outgrown

Everything just faded
thoughts no longer grow
we imagine ourselves
we're bigger than it seems

We've outgrown our dreams

Seems like we grow smaller
as we grow older

Neckties shine bright
people on golden leashes
Tails wagging in delight
Don't bite the hand that feeds you!
'cause bones
are coming right up!

There's nothing left – but to imagine
Track Name: Dolje
Dolje

Glave su pod pijeskom.
kako vidiš svijet kad svijet je naopačke?
dubok korov u visinu se pruža -
korijenje se diglo ali klije već sjeme
zar smo očekivali više od sebe?

Gole istine sa sebe najteže je svući
kad spadnu, ostaješ ti
da promrzneš do kosti

brrrrrrrrrrr


Downwards

Heads are buried in the sand
how do you see the world
when everything is upside down?
Deep weed shoots up high
now the roots are out, but the seeds sprout
Have we expected more from ourselves?

Naked truths are the hardest to undress

When they're off, there's only you,
left to freeze to the bone
Track Name: Ataksija
Ataksija

Mora da si jaka kad možeš sve sama
Ja nisam ni u pola ja sam samo svijest

Uskraćeni osjećaj
Preneseno značenje
Ali kuda?


Ataxia

You must be strong
since you carry it
all alone
I am nowhere near it
I am only sentience

A denied feeling
A transferred meaning
but where to?
Track Name: O vodi
O vodi

Nema nikoga da glumi mu jedra
Puši u leđa vlastita
Sav u misli koju osjeća duboko
Misli na rubu dodira

Znam da nije mu lako

A kako bi bilo da digne glavu
Samo na jedan čas
Kako bi bilo da sakupi hrabrost
Nježnost se odaziva

Prazne riječi koje odvlače pažnju
Ispod površine srce potonulo
Topla prsa još uvijek uče plivati
Krivnja leži u svakom pokretu

Znam da nije mu lako
Znam da vrije u sebi

Ako ne pričaš neće te ni čuti
Glasno tijelo nije dovoljno
Da raširi tvoja tri zida


On water

There's no one there
to be his sails
This storm
is your own
Absorbed in the thought
that he's all alone
thought
that's almost a touch.

I know it's not easy

And what would it be like
if he looked up
just for a moment?
what would it be like
if he gathered his courage
tenderness would respond

Empty words serve to distract
Under the surface, there's a sinking heart
Warm bosom still learning to swim
but the blame is pulling them down

I know it's not easy
I know he's overflowing
I know it's not easy
I know there's a tide inside

If you keep silent
No one will hear you
the body's not loud enough
to pull down your walls
Track Name: Nervozno se sanjari
Nervozno se sanjari

Snovi će prsnuti kao baloni sapunice.
Stropoštati se u se.
Prigrliti što se dotad ni pomisliti nije moglo.
Silan je to zagrljaj, silan.
i silno je teško poslije čitavim ostati.

Beton mekan, koraci zapinju.
Nervozno se sanjari.


Daydreaming nervously

Dreams will burst like bubbles of soap
collapse, into themselves,
embrace, what you could not even think of.
It's a tight embrace
and you need all
that you are
to get out
in one piece.

Concrete is warm, footsteps are falling through.
I'm daydreaming nervously.

(oh the power)