March 6 2020
Sně, album of a multi-genre musician, composer as well as producer Beata Hlavenková accepted very well by critics will sound from vinyl. After the album named Theodoros (2013) this is the second vinyl disc of Hlavenková published by Minority Records.
„I am very pleased that Sně will be available not only for the fans of the alternative poetical pop with jazz as well as folk elements, but also for a growing number of gramophone fans. Theodoros vinyl album will have a sibling pressed by the same record label. Dan Dudarec, as great music lover, devotes the most intensive and quality care to vinyl production, ” says Hlavenková.
The fifth album called Sně is undoubtedly a milestone disc for Beata Hlavenková. In the scope of her solo carrier, she presents herself in the role of a singer and lyrics writer for the first time. Besides own lyrics, Beata sings also poems of Bohuslav Reynek and Petr Borkovec.
The Slovak multiinstrumentalist Oskar Török, known from the formation Vertigo, Points Septet of Luboš Soukup or Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet participated in the disc recording in a considerable extent; in several songs, the guitar of Patrick Karpenstki (Toxique, Lake Malawi, Baromantika) will sound.
Sně were acclaimed not only by very positive reviews mentioning the new development of the creation of Beata Hlavenková; it acquired also two nominations for the Anděl Prize in the category folk and solo interpreter of the year and the nomination for Moravian Silesian cultural Jantar Prize in the category „interpreter of the year“.
“…even the resignation on genre anchoring, interpreter's and author's originality are here the most precious aspect… although this disc is inconspicuous and the pop charts will probably ignore this disc, its timelessness will assure its retroactive rediscovery.“ Antonín Kocábek (Reflex)
“The Album Sně is different than the preceding instrumental records of Beata Hlavenková. It has no sense to compare, if it is more interesting than Theodóros with purely piano music. Doubtlessly, this is one of the most remarkable home discs of 2019.” Milan Tesař (UNI)
“Its album is a definitive step to become a songster being above the genres and time. It will be a real pleasure to follow her further development“.
Ondřej Bezr (Lidové noviny)
At present, Hlavenková performs as solo singer or with the band consisting of Török, Karpentski an bass guitare Miloš P. Klápště and focuses on film musing composing. Her compositions will accompany the four-part-series of the Czech Television about Božena Němcová and the film Zátopek of the director David Ondříček.
The vinyl edition of Sně is pressed by Minority Records as licensed release on white 180 gram vinyl and simultaneously in the limited edition 100 pieces on transparent 180 gram vinyl, determined for the exclusive sale in e-shop of the record label. Christening of vinyl will take place in the scope of Prague Space X Festival on 14th March 2020.
October 16 2019
Machinarium Remixed is the title of a 7-track remix album celebrating the 10th anniversary of Amanita Design's robot city adventure. The Prague-based independent studio teams up with 7 different music projects from across the globe to shed new light on Tomáš Dvořák’s (aka Floex) critically acclaimed soundtrack. The album is out on both vinyl and digital today in collaboration with Minority Records.
“I played Machinarium when it first came out and it quickly became one of my favourite all-time games, with my favourite game score of all time. In fact simply one of my favourite albums of the last ten years,” said Orbital's Paul Hartnoll about discovering Floex’s soundtrack. “When Tomas asked if Orbital would like to take part in the project I jumped at the idea knowing full well which piece I wanted to do and how. I was thrilled to find ‘The Glasshouse with Butterfly’ was ready and waiting for us. This has been one of the most fun remixes we’ve done for years, and to top it all we asked Tomas to remix an Orbital song in return. He didn’t disappoint, he delivered one of our favourite remixes that anyone has ever done for us. What a joyful creative transaction!” he added.
The rest of the line-up consists of some of the most frequently praised artists and music projects within the indie games community such as C418 (Minecraft), 65daysofstatic (No Man’s Sky), Jim Guthrie (Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP), Baiyon (PixelJunk Eden), Ed Critchley (Lumino City) or Amanita Design’s very own freak-folk duo DVA (Botanicula, CHUCHEL).
The 7-track album is out today on all major digital platforms. Collectors and vinyl enthusiasts alike can order the exclusive amber-coloured 180-gram vinyl, strictly limited to 700 hand-numbered copies. The LP comes in a gatefold sleeve with Eva Marková’s reimagination of Adolf Lachman’s original artwork for the game.
This autumn, Tomáš Dvořák aka Floex will be touring the Czech Republic with a brand new show, playing his music for video games live for the first time ever. The main concert will happen on 27th November 2019 at Palác Akropolis, Prague.