September 24th 2018
Four years have come and gone since Secret Session by Zabelov Group was released. In the interim, Zabelov Group has been gathering material and striving to put together a conceptually focused album. It will finally be released October 5 with the title Eg on Minority Records in LP, CD, and digital download formats.
Eg is the fruit of two years of labour. Recording took place at several locations, with the renowned Svarov Studio serving as the centre of gravity. A number of audio sources recorded outside the studio also made it into the mix, including a church organ. Recording was overseen by audio engineers Lukáš Martínek and Matouš Godík (Hidden Orchestra, Floex), who did the final mastering. "Several tendencies have been emerging in our work. The discovery of sound options provided by modulated accordion has led us to ambient music on the one hand and strict grooves on the other. We're interested in both abstract compositions and in combining music with narrative and out-of-studio recordings. We've been discovering the options we have as musicians but also enjoying what studio postproduction has to offer. I don't know whether we’ll have the will to create such a synthesis in future recordings but hopefully we've managed to interconnect all these levels in Eg", Jan Šikl says about the origin of the album.
Zabelov Group's musical endeavour is permeated by the effort to maintain live contact with the instrument but provide the entire spectrum of club sound while performing as a duo. Their original acoustic puritanism thus gradually transformed into complex cinematic music accompanied by samples and acoustic instruments enhanced by electronics.
CD/LP [180 gram LP on black vinyl] can be pre-ordered in the online store now. All pre-orders will be shipped on October 5th.