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For former background figure Karl Vento, years of dammed up creativity has finally burst forth. His open-hearted songs have now been released on debut album “Rainbow Lights”—alongside a custom-made clothing collection.
For over a decade, Karl Vento has appeared as an indispensable backing musician to artists Anna von Hausswolff, Sumie, Det Stora Monstret and Anna Ran. But what would be the result if he had instead focused that energy on his own creations—no one knew. Least of all himself. After years of having subdued his own creativity, Karl Vento has now given us this very open-hearted debut album. An album which, for the artist himself, came to function as a catalyst in his own process of inward exploration and soul searching.
As for the music, "Rainbow Lights" consists of eight songs that are written and partly recorded in Karl Vento's home. There, throughout the making of the album, prisms hanging in the kitchen window were projecting light onto the walls; sunbeams splitting into all the colors of the rainbow. In parallel, light was also reflected through Karl himself. On this album, all his colors are made visible for the very first time. A first time for him. A first time also for the lucky listener who now gets to see Karl Vento in full.
Rarely has such a project - one that seeks to heal a person’s soul - resulted in something so inviting. In Karl Vento's world, you are made alert, but at the same time feel comforted and taken care of. You are led and seduced, spun around - yet always land smoothly on solid ground. Behind the airy music you will find sophisticated arrangements and rich harmonies. And the dreamy, swaying soundscape is characterized by Karl Vento's disarming vocals, equilibristic guitar playing, relaxed toms and focused bass lines.
To further adorn this musical gown, producer Filip Leyman (known for his work with Anna von Hausswolff, Erki Pärnoja, Sumie and Albert af Ekenstam, among others) has put his skillful touch to the arrangements, synths, percussions, strings and the final mixing. And as an added texture, a specially tailored clothing collection by costume designer and tailor Helena Lundström will be presented in connection to the album release, complementing the musical work of art.
Thus, we finally see Karl Vento, with all the colors of the stage light, directed at the entirety of his spectrum.
"Rainbow Lights" was released on the 4th of November 2022 as a numbered vinyledition through Karls own label "Perseiderna Records".
LAIHO started out much like a one-person project back in 2018 when Dorka Lajhó singer-songwriter decided to put her creativity and most personal stories into songs. Ones, that she’d record between four walls with much attention to detail, bringing her own sound to life.
In 2019, she partnered up with band members István Tóth, Marcell Gyányi and Ladislav Csízi, making indie sound sound much more than it really is, compiling with pop-rock elements, enriched with a bit of folk.
Evolve, the bands first EP was released in early 2020 and gave LAIHO the opportunity to perform on several stages of the alternative music scene in Hungary such as Központ, Pontoon, Turbina and Fekete Zaj Festival the following year.
In 2021, they started writing their first long-play which they recorded with well-acclaimed producer Dániel Sándor and mixed with internationally known music producer Marc Urselli, who’s responsible for names such as U2, Nick Cave, Foo Fighters.
LAIHO’s first album ’We Are What We Hide’ came out in May, 2022. The band has had the opportunity to play some of the main Hungarian music festivals this summer such as Sziget Festival, Fishing On Orfű, Campus Festival, Művészetek Völgye, etc… and even got the chance to play their first international gig at Kino Siska located in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Dorka Lajhó’s main inspirations are: Big Thief, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, Nick Drake
Concert realized with the support of the LivEurope.