Recordings of Dvouletá fáma

V/A (2002): Black Point sampler 2001. CD. Black Point [BP01322]

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The sampler brings an overview of what was released by the Black Point label in the previous year.

V/A (2001): Black Point totality sampler. CD. Black Point [BP 0128-2]

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The sampler brings an overview of what was produced in the Czech part of the communist Czechoslovakia by alternative and underground rock bands.

DVOULETÁ FÁMA (2001): Studio 1983/Live 1988 (2CD). Black Point [BP-0012-2]

 

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"This 2-CD set collects a self-released studio tape from 1983, Dvouletá Fáma's sole album, and two concerts from 1988. The bands featured on the two discs are very different and barely deserve the same name. In 1983, Dvouletá Fáma was the quartet of Zdenek Konopásek (drums), Martin Vik (guitar), Jana Machácková (vocals) and Ivan Benda (bass). They played complicated new-wave pop songs that stood somewhere between Talking Heads, Pere Ubu, and the Art Bears. The studio 1983 CD bristle with quirkiness and charm. Vik's twangy out-of-tune guitar is a perfect match for Machácková's playful vocal delivery (some may be reminded of After Dinner's Haco). More challenging but still very interesting, the live 1988 disc is a very different affair. Only Konopásek and Vik remain of the original line-up. During the first 14 tracks (recorded on June 12, 1988) they perform as a trio with poet/actor Radomil Uhlír. The last six tracks (date unspecified but obviously a few months later) also feature bassist Josef Ferda Matousek. These pieces inhabit much darker realms, include a lot of improvisation and are dominated by Uhlír's theatrical (and often absurd) recitation. While the non-Czech speaking listener can thoroughly enjoy disc 1, one has the clear impression to miss a crucial dimension in the second one. It still has its moments and from the general mood it draws comparisons with Mikolás Chadima's MCH Band. The tapes have been beautifully remastered for this edition, making Studio 1983 & Live 1988 more rewarding than much of Black Point's other Archiv titles." François Couture, All-Music Guide [audio samples here]

DVOULETÁ FÁMA (1993): Studio 1983 Kazeta. Black Point [BP-0069-4]

 

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Cassette, the recording of which was initiated and supervised by Pavel Richter. We recorded these songs right before splitting up in 1983. The recording was remastered and released on 2CD, within the archive series of the Black Point label.

V/A (1991): Black Point red sampler. Cassette. Black Point [BP-0019]

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DVOULETÁ FÁMA (1990): Live Cassette. Black Point/Vokno

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Recording of one of the first live shows of renewed Dvouletá fáma in Prague (Chmelnice club). Only electric guitar, drums and voice. Very rough. Remastered tracks were later included on 2CD of Black Point (archival series).

V/A (1985): Music For Insane People Vol 10. Kazeta. Insane Music [INS 10]

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V/A (1984): Czech - Till now you were alone. LP. Old Europa Cafe/Atelier De Montage [EC84001A]

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