Music related favourite web sites
Released by Guerilla Records: Dvouletá fáma - Z dalky mava kohout piv
Live at Chmelnice, March 23 1989 (digipack, cat. no.: GR 159-2)
Czech label run by Vladimír Drápal a.k.a. Lábus, focused on alternative and underground rock, including reissues of archive recordings.
Fish, Flesh, Field & Henry $ on Facebooku
The website of the band
News, reports, photos, invitations etc.
Siroko-daleko [Near and far] on Facebook
Profile of the band, news
Musician, architect, improviser.
Noční pták [Night bird] on Bandzone.cz
The website of the band on the Czech community network for musicians
Noční pták is a musical duo of Luboš Fidler and Zdeněk konopásek. Its Bandzone profile (in Czech) offers the basic information plus fans, related bands, forthcoming shows.
Noční pták [Night bird]
The official website
The main and official online source about the musical duo of Luboš Fidler and Zdeněk Konopásek. Live shows, audio, video, pictures...
Another Norwegian drummer, this one playing with a lot of electronics - see my favourite Humcrush.
Master of didgeridoo.
Norwegian drummer, lots of collaborations, lots of records.
Buy 2CD of Dvouletá fáma at BlackPoint
Studio 1983 & Live 1988 - 2CD (cat. no.: BP-0012)
"The Black Point music label was formed on January 1, 1990. The first releases comprised solely of cassettes of the Czech underground & parallel scene – music that had been unavailable on the market due to the communist prohibitions on releasing anything of this kind officially. Many a genuine artist, secluded from the poseurs favoured by the communist party, were suddenly on sale. There was a huge interest. Black Point music soon became a small independent label producing quality domestic music beyond the mainstream, regardless of style. ... Today, Black Point is mainly a shop and e-shop, where you can find amazing musical feats from the Czech Republic and worldwide. The label survives, producing several extraordinary discs marked with a black-point logo annually, contemporary or archive. You can order some of the albums through the distribution of British independent label Recommended Records, but most of them are available through us exclusively."
The group profile in English (by François Couture, All Music Guide)
"The Czech group Dvouletá Fáma went through two different periods of existence in the 1980s. Trapped in the underground, it seldom performed, recorded rarely, and on the long run had little impact. Yet, the little documents the group left showcase a very original new wave/avant-pop band working in the same vein as Pere Ubu and After Dinner, but in a Czech context..."
Web site of a gnarled songwriter and musician
Jiří Konvrzek, multi-instrumentalist and remarkable performer in the Czech alternative scene, performing either as soloist or with the band (KonVRZek), author of characteristic lyrics and melodies. He has recorded two albums, I believe.
Web site of my favourite multi-instrumentalist, composer and sound engineer
Bob Drake sang and played drums, basses, guitars, banjos etc. with, among others, Thinking Plague, 5uu's, The Science Group and many others; he participated in a number of musical projects and released a set of remarkable solo rfecords. In his studio, established some years ago in Southern France, he prepared - as sound engineer - an enormous amount of excellent recordings of alternative music. This is how he organizes performances of his current group on his web site: "Currently looking for gigs in the west-southwest-northwest USA: livingrooms, garages, toolsheds, backyards preferred though we'll play regular clubs if that's the only choice..." - isn't it a noble and cute way of pursuing a musician's life?
TV documentary series Bigbeat: Dvouletá fáma II.
Information about the band (1987-91) on the website of Czech TV (in Czech only)
TV documentary series Bigbeat: Dvouletá fáma I.
Information about the band (1981-83) on the website of Czech TV (in Czech only)