About Release

  • format LP/CD/DL
  • release date 05. 10. 2018
  • cat. # MIN42

Produced by Matouš Godík & Zabelov Group
Executive producer: Daniel Dudarec
Recorded by Lukáš Martinek at Svárov Studio, Svárov, Czech Republic
Additional recording by Zabelov Group and Matouš Godík
Mixed and mastered by Matouš Godík at ZKA4T Studio, Prague, Czech Republic
Cover design & artwork © Daniel Vlček, 2018

„For A While“ lyrics and recording by Pavel Prokopič and „There Is Always Somewhere Else To Go“ lyrics by Pavel Prokopič and Hannah Cecily and recording by Pavel Prokopič, „Je vis“ lyrics by Cécile da Costa. All lyrics used by kind permission

DMM transfer by Hendrik Pauler at Pauler Acoustics
Album is pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl at Pallas Group GmbH, Diepholz, Germany

Each vinyl copy features download coupon with a code to download FLAC version of the album


Roman Zabelov ― accordion, vocals, piano, organ, harp, glockenspiel, field recordings
Jan Šikl ― drums, trumpet, electric guitar, percussion, piano, organ, kantele, tailpiece

Hannah Cecily ― voice (9)
Cécile da Costa ― voice (6)
Madeleine Walker ― voice (4)
Varine Mkrtchyan ― soprano (3)
Jaromír Honzák ― double bass (3, 4)
Daniel Radanović ― double bass (7)
Petr Kalfus ― soprano saxophone, bass clarinet (2, 3, 4, 7)
Children‘s opera Prague‘s preparatory circle (8)

Press Quotes

"The Eg could easily stand beside first records of Cinematic Orchestra, Jaga Jazzist from the Stix era, or Khmer by Nils Petter Molvaer and it wouldn't stand a bit behind. But the concept of Zabelov Group is different. Eg is less songish, its not for the first listening. Hidden melodies appear on the surface after some time. And since then, it stays there." ― FULLMOON

“Eg is a layered record that in its own way blurs boundaries between genres. On the record, the central duo of the Zabelov Group combines the acoustic world with technological progress that allowed the formation to take tighter control of their sound expressiveness. It is an elaborate album that is definitely worth a listen.” ― MUSICSERVER

“Not that the multi-instrumentalists Roman Zabelov and Jan Šikl wouldn’t make do themselves, but the contributions by the guests are also very important this time. I mean mainly the contributions by various women vocalists, as well as by the contrabass of Jaromír Honzák or Daniel Radanović or saxophone and bass clarinet of Petr Kalfus. The guests provide a feeling of wider communication and liveliness to the carefully crafted whole. They truly expand the duo into a group. Maybe that’s the reason why Eg turned out to be as good as it is: only a detail was needed to emphasise the original concept of the two protagonists. You only need to listen to the uplifting, sublime melody of the soprano saxophone that emerges from the ambient noises of Lemniscate and it is immediately clear what I’m trying to describe here in vain. Because this music defies all description. All the more colourful are the feelings that it evokes.” ― UNI