Bittova, Iva - Bile Inferno (2LP)

 

artist 
  Bittova, Iva
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title 
  Bile Inferno (2LP)
 
country 
  Czech Republic
 
mainstyle 
  Avantgarde
 
style 
 
 
label 
  Indies Scope
 
year 
  2015
 
length 
 
 
info 

After a few years passed collaborating with drummer Pavel Fajt, Iva Bittová teamed up with Rale guitarist Vladimír Václavek to write and record the beautiful two-CD set Bílé Inferno (White Inferno). The singer remains true to her stripped-down aesthetics, keeping arrangements sparse, letting the songs show their power with as little embellishments as possible. Václavek's acoustic guitar and vocals are often enough to accompany Bittová's sensual (and very creative) vocals and violin playing. Tom Cora may add a bit of cello, Frantisek Kucera a touch of trumpet, or children some singalong lines. The songs are long, repetitive in a way similar to nursery rhymes. The mood is kept quiet, Bittová often whispering in our ears the words of lyricist Bohuslav Reynek. The childlike playfulness of "Kdoule" and "Moucha," the more defiant "Vzpominka," the overdubbed vocals at the end of "Zvon" -- all constitute highlights. Each song seems to be the result of a labor of love between the two protagonists, no detail having been left to chance. And yet, spontaneity permeates the album, mostly thanks to Bittová's many groans, shouts, yelps, and other strange exclamations and techniques she derives from Eastern European cultures and the playground.

 
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Tracks:
1. Vzpomínka 07:38
2. Uspávanka 06:06
3. Sirka v louži 03:44
4. Sto let 04:17
5. Kdoule 06:01
6. Zelený vínecek 04:38
7. Moucha 09:05
8. More 07:01
9. Starý mlýn 03:36
10. Je tma 02:13
11. Churý churuj 09:44
12. Zvon 09:43
13. Huljet 03:18

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