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Cynicism Management is a band dedicated to recording worldwide smash hit singles in odd time signatures. Check cynmanagement.blogspot.com for status reports.

BIO

Cynicism Management is a progressive rock / heavy prog project, originating from Slovenia but currently located in Berlin, Germany. It is a brainchild of vocalist Monika Fritz and musician, producer, writer and lyricist Borut Praper. The scheme started out in late 2008 as a "literary musical" experiment: the basic idea was to write a novel featuring a "fictional" band called Cynicism Management and record music to go with it.

As this cunning plan was undertaken by people who are musicians to their very core, it is perhaps not surprising that the band's first album with a poetic title Tit (small bird of the Paridae family) was released in May 2011, well before the novel (free download available at Jamendo and Bandcamp). The "tangible" CD release was followed in September by a digital release under the AMAdea Music label. In 2012 the band released an internet single entitled Opus 0 single on Jamendo, Bandcamp, and last.fm.

A live lineup of the band had also been formed before the novel saw the light of day and performed at a number of concerts between 2010 and 2012. This was actually not a part of the original “strategy” and, naturally, at this point it would be completely idiotic if the real band insisted it was in fact some other, “fictional” band. However, the last “live incarnation” of Cynicism Management has been on hiatus since July 2012, as its two founding members moved to Berlin in October 2012, where they continue working on the project.

The fictional, incorporeal band is also alive and well. In July 2013 Cynicism Management - the novel was published by the UK e-book publisher Aventura eBooks and can be purchased in the Aventura eBookstore as well as in other e-book stores, for example Amazon and Kobo. For more information about the novel and the music that goes with it see this post on Cynicism Management blog.

Former band members of Cynicism Management include guitarists Jan Urbanc, Aljaž Tulimirović[, Enej Demirović and Andrej Babič, bassist Samo Pečar, as well as sound engineer, keyboardist, laptop operator and knob expert Aljoša Mislej. After their move to Berlin, Monika and Borut have once again dedicated themselves to studio work and released a four-track Shadow Chasers EP in late 2013. Guitar solos on the EP have been recorded by Jure Praper.

DISCOGRAPHY:
2010 - DEMONOLOGY 2010 (no longer available)
2011 - TIT (free download)
2012 - OPUS 0 SINGLE (free download)
2013 - SHADOW CHASERS EP (free download)

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2013 - CYNICISM MANAGEMENT (buy here)

RELATED RELEASES (music also appearing in the Cynicism Management novel):
2010 - RAY KOSMICK AND HIS PORN GROOVE CREW: BAT LEFT THE BELFRY EP (free download)

LINKS:
blogspot.com
Facebook
Jamendo
Bandcamp

Cynicism Management   Berlin, Germany

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    Shadow Chasers at 0.45
    on June 01, 2014 08:18

    @ScottIV: Yeah, I have a Zoom H2n for such things, very affordable and useful, especially with a bit of postproduction

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    Shadow Chasers at 0.45
    on June 01, 2014 07:56

    @ScottIV: Hey! Hehe, yeah, I love those too. I think (if I'm not mistaken) those are pygmy owls. Where I previously lived they'd have these "nighttime concerts", so once there seemed to be quite a lot of them screeching and I recorded them with a portable recorder. And the other screech in the end must be some other night bird. Basically the intro is a "live" pygmy owl concert with some cars in the background and, of course, some samples for additional eeriness :)

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    Derelict Playboy Blues at 3.34
    on May 17, 2014 08:42

    @Lazy Avenue: Hey, thanks! :)

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    Derelict Playboy Blues at 4.51
    on May 11, 2014 08:07

    @Franco Sonaglia: Hey, thanks for commenting, much appreciated :)

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    Derelict Playboy Blues at 4.14
    on May 11, 2014 08:07
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    Shadow Chasers at 4.06
    on January 02, 2014 18:31

    @Bahgo: Ah...! I remember I've already heard of them somewhere, but I haven't had the chance to listen to them yet. I'll definitely do so now! :) It's kind of funny - a friend of mine also said the intro to Shadow Chasers is just like some track by Sonic Youth, too, which I've also never heard. Ah, well :D

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    Shadow Chasers at 4.06
    on December 20, 2013 17:59

    @Bahgo: Say what? :D

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    E-MUTE No Tomorrow at 1.30
    on December 08, 2013 09:50
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    No Pears On Mars at 0.58
    on November 24, 2013 09:56

    Whee, a No Pears On Mars remake! S čim si tej to delal, seksi zveni

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    Day 365 - Done did it at 0.20
    on April 19, 2013 19:51

    Čestitke, svaka čast :)

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    The Worm at 1.32
    on February 06, 2013 15:08

    Great track, love the riffage :)

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    Frost - 110127 Very Rough Demo at 0.13
    on January 13, 2013 12:10
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    U.R. - No Way Out 1783 at 2.31
    on December 30, 2012 12:26

    Superb track!

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    Opus 0 (2012 Studio Version) at 1.54
    on November 19, 2012 07:20

    @Prahma: Hey, thanks a lot! :)

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    Tears and Emphasis - Empty Winter Streets at 4.04
    on February 22, 2012 08:14

    Great, reminds me of Oceansize a little

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    Kalouv - Waves at 3.55
    on February 16, 2012 07:59
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    Drastica at 0.49
    on November 17, 2011 10:13
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    Desperata Enslaved by own treason at 4.52
    on November 17, 2011 10:09

    Great track

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    Bad Bad Boy at 4.05
    on September 05, 2011 07:31

    @Delmar (Band): Hey, thanks a heap for listening and commenting

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    TV Turns on You at 1.24
    on September 05, 2011 07:30

    @Delmar (Band): Hey, thanks! Our singer will be pleased to hear that :D

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    We Once Were Children Now We're Thieves at 4.36
    on September 04, 2011 08:09
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    White at 1.01
    on September 04, 2011 07:40

    Great riffs, digging your tracks... :)

  • A Comment on Acrobat Of My Playground's
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    Murder Of Mind at 1.28
    on September 04, 2011 07:29
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    Close Your Faith at 2.07
    on September 04, 2011 07:27

    Fantastic, love it :)

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    Close Your Faith at 0.26
    on September 04, 2011 07:24

    Love the intro

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    Finale - Draft Album Mix at 5.52
    on September 04, 2011 07:22

    I love the way this track develops throughout... Great work

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    Only The Weak - Draft Album Mix at 4.11
    on September 04, 2011 07:14

    Wow, great!

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    Missing The Toilet at 1.11
    on September 03, 2011 15:21
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    Who Wears at 2.44
    on September 03, 2011 15:11

    Another great part right here :)

  • A Comment on Delmar (Band)'s
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    Who Wears at 2.23
    on September 03, 2011 15:11
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    May I Ask at 1.54
    on September 03, 2011 15:09

    Like this phrase a lot

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    State Your Place at 0.16
    on September 03, 2011 15:05
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    Remember Tonight at 3.53
    on September 03, 2011 15:03

    Awesome track, love it

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    TV Turns on You at 6.17
    on May 01, 2011 15:13

    @Vomitouswretch: Thanks a bunch for your comments, much appreciated. Hell, yeah, I'd be the first one to agree this at least needs a fresh mix by someone who hasn't been fiddling with these tracks for a couple of years and therefore can't hear anything properly anymore. However - unfortunately - this is a no budget do-it-yourself project, so, you know how it is... :)

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    Ojdip and the Mothers - Oktober (@garaža) at 3.01
    on April 25, 2011 05:50

    Rokenrol! :)

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    Right Humpster at 4.13
    on April 07, 2011 06:40

    @KEAP: Hey, thanks! :)

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    Whisper Renegade at 4.10
    on April 06, 2011 06:07

    Great song, love the chorus!

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    Another Place Another Time at 0.03
    on February 24, 2011 08:50
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    Bad Bad Boy at 0.03
    on February 24, 2011 08:50
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    Four-Circle Penile Substitute at 0.03
    on February 24, 2011 08:50

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