About Release

  • format LP/CD/DL
  • release date 22. 03. 2019
  • cat. # MIN46

Produced, arranged and recorded by Filip Míšek at 'somewhere deep in nusle' and at Faust Records Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
Executive producer: Daniel Dudarec
Additional vocal recording by Dušan Vozáry at Chicsound Studio, Prague and Ema Brabcová at home, Nižbor, Czech Republic
Mixed by Filip Míšek and Matouš Godík
Mastered by Matouš Godík at ZKA4T Studio, Prague, Czech Republic
Cover design © Roman Přikryl, 2019

Lacquer cuts by Daniel Krieger at SST GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Album is pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl at Pallas Group GmbH, Diepholz, Germany

Each vinyl copy features 60 x 30 cm fold-out inlay and a coupon with a code to download FLAC version of the album

Amber vinyl is limited to 150 copies only and available exclusively via Minority Records online shop


Ema Brabcová ― vocals, lyrics, synthesizer (11)
Filip Míšek ― guitar, bass, synthesizers, rhodes, percussion

Richard Mader ― additional percussion (7)

Press Quotes

“Khoiba is an experimental project that is not intended for a single listen. In its own way, this record takes the best from ‘Mellow Drama’ and the big debut ‘Nice Traps’ and brings everything onto new levels. In comparison to the previous record, this one is not as dark; however, the broody melancholy has not left. Portishead underwent a similar transformation in the past, for example, with their album ‘Third’. It is going to be up to every listener whether they will accept this new state of things, or whether it will miss them. One thing is for sure, however: Khoiba has benefited from the break and the symbiosis of the duo seems to be stronger than ever.” ― MUSICSERVER

“The current style of the band for me represents above all a faithful companion for the days when I’m alone, when I delve further into my wishes and doubts. Wishes and doubts about myself, about the people around me, about all kinds of things. Short compositions which are modest in expression and based on a quiet rhythm and female vocals are the right guide for such moments. As much as the positive feeling about the revival of the band could have played a role at the beginning―the band recorded their new album after many years and it seemed their reunion after recovery was friendly―three months after the release it’s about sharing and a deeper understanding. To float in Khoiba’s sound world is enlightening, with or without all the mysteries, it just depends on where you personally are at the moment. The album is hypnotically playful and has a sixth sense for the healing and opening of old wounds. We are in the same boat.” ― ECHOES ZINE