Recoreded in Ljubljana, in a period of 2 years, the album brings an audio voyage of More Love Ensemble via author songs and hommage to traditional music that inspired the band to come together 3 years ago.
’Waking Up’ is a love-child created in hope to share and potentially inspire our listeners to open their eyes and find their way back into their hearts by waking up.
We see it as a reflective soundtrack to our past experiences on this joint musical discovery we partook as More Love Ensemble trio years ago.
‘Awakening’ was our guiding principle in making this ‘light-sounding’ album, with Melita Lovričević on vocal, Petar Ćulibrk on piano & rhodes, Enos Kugler on drums. Joining us on ‘Thought of You and Blue’ as a guest is our dear friend, Mario Igrec on oud.
Special thanks goes to all who helped produce this album, inside out; to Matko Grgas for all additional recordings and sound mastering, to Sebastijan Stevčevski for album art and graphic design, to Filip Borelli & Toni Renaud for creating music videos for some of the songs, and to friends and family for their love and support.
Thanks also to Anđelko Preradović at Aquarius Records for great collaboration; to Ines Ličina for Melita’s portrait; to Barello (drums); to Zildjian (cymbals) and to Porter&Davies for ongoing endorsements.
This album wouldn’t be possible without colleagues who support and inspire us, and mentors who share their wisdom and elevate us along the way.