Hornsman Coyote & Soulcraft are a roots reggae band hailing from Belgrade, Serbia. Formed in 2013, they released self-titled debut in their first year together. The material got excellent reviews which secured them a needed push for further development. Nemanja Kojić - Kojot is a trombone player, vocalist as well as the leader of this colorful collective. In a short period of time, they managed to put themselves on the regional music map. They are an entity which finds the stage and live performances as main tools of expression. Kojot has been a part of the international music scene for over 20 years. As a solo artist Kojot collaborated with producers and artists like Bunnington Judah, Iration Steppas, Rolling Lion, Max Romeo, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Inspirational Sounds, Jerry Lions and Max Cavalera (ex-Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy). It’s also worth mentioning that he is a founder, guitar player and vocalist of the long-running HC / reggae / metal band Eyesburn.
Hornsman Coyote & Soulcraft demonstrated their quality by playing European festival slots (Eurosonic, Exit, Sea Dance, Sziget, Seasplash) and club gigs. With no time to waste while doing live shows they also worked on the second full-length material. Combining forces of two regional labels, Ammonite Records and PDV Records, the band's sophomore effort Safe Planet came to life. Two singles Plastic Smiling Face and Glorious perfectly announced the next chapter in the band's continuing workflow. Album's rich production is flawless in every way. There are 10 songs with running time of 46 minutes.
Excellent brass section, deep bass lines in combination with relaxed drum patterns create a perfect atmosphere. With Kojot's singing backed up by the rest of the band, guitars get enough space within the sound specter and that way manage to put the final touch on the overall sound of the album. Positive vibes spread from first to last song. This is original roots reggae at its finest with a dose of Balkan folklore attached to it. With this vision in mind, Hornsman Coyote & Soulcraft will surely find the way to a wider audience with easy, but safe steps. One Love!
released March 21, 2016
PDV013 / AR004
Hornsman Coyote - lead vocals, trombone
Damjan Cirilovic - bass, backing vocals
Vladimir Krkljus - keyboards, percussions, backing vocals, lead vocal on ”I Pray”
Slobodan Jimi 3B Djukic - guitars
Djurdjica Gajic - backing vocals
Dejan Utvar - drums
Mladen Lukic - trombone, backing vocals
Milan Barkovic - sound mix, additional guitar on “Plastic Smiling Face”
Ljubomir Dimitrijevic - flute
Igor "Vince" Vincetic - percussions
Produced by Milan Barkovic and Vladimir Krkljus
Mixed and mastered by Vladimir Krkljus and Milan Barkovic
Recorded at Bare Wired studio in Zemun, Serbia
All music written by Hornsman Coyote & Soulcraft except "Glorious" by Rej Forte (Jah Works UK), "Jericho" by Steven "Ras Muffet" Johnson and Hornsman Coyote and “Angry” by Keith Hudson
Lyrics by Hornsman Coyote, except ”I Pray” by Vladimir Krkljus
Front artwork: Borivoje Kojic
Photo: Boris Usanovic