About Release

  • format LP/CD/DL
  • release date 29. 10. 2021
  • cat. # MIN57

Produced by Beata Hlavenková
Co-produced by Patrick Karpentski
Executive producer: Daniel Dudarec

Recorded at Czechmate Studio, SunRecords Studio, MeetFactory Studio, Animan Studio, Sono Records, Acoustic Recording (NY), The Artway Record Booth Studio, Invisible World Studio, Home Studio Vermelho, Home Studio Stypka
Mixed & sound designed by Andrej Hruška and Filip Hittrich
Mastered by Matouš Godík at ZKA4T Studio, Prague, Czech Republic
Concept & design © Zuzana Lednická (Studio Najbrt), 2021
Photo manipulation © Zdeněk Trinkewitz (Studio Najbrt), 2021
Make-up and hair styling by Adriana Bartošová
Photos © Shotby.us, 2021

Lacquers cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom

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

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


Beata Hlavenková ― vocals, piano, synths, sound design, editing
Patrick Karpentski ― guitar, synths, samples, drums programming, sound design, editing
Oskar Török ― trumpet, vocals
Miloš Peter Klápště ― bass guitar

Tomáš Liška ― double bass (4, 6)
Gabriela Vermelho ― violin (4)
Adam Koller ― drums (9)
Tomáš Neuwerth ― drums, drum pad (7)
Thom Artway ― vocals (5, 6)
Pavla Fendrichová ― vocals (2, 9)
Oto Klempíř ― voice (10)
David Stypka ― vocals (11)
Lukáš Duchovič ― guitar (1), samples, arrangement, sound design (5)
Rich Perry ― tenor saxophone (7)
Vojta Nýdl ― bass clarinet, vocals (8)

Press Quotes

“Žijutě keeps Beata Hlavenková’s bar high. She set her own bar with her previous projects and has proven again what a big music personality for the local music scene she is. In contrast to the previous album, this record might be more accessible to a wider range of listeners, however, still not as much as not to require a very concentrated listening. Those who will let the record speak to them, are going to fall in love with it.” ― HEADLINER

“If she already side-stepped from her original jazz direction on the previous title Sně, on the new record—barring several small details—she has left the original territory far behind in order to take on the role of a seeker among different styles. Particularly when it comes to the sound.” ― LIDOVKY

“The new album called Žijutě by Beata Hlavenková is a relatively big surprise. Comparing to the poetry-filled record Sně, the current album moving more towards the popular genre. At the same time, however, the author has not lost anything from her original composer’s magic.” ― ROZHLAS.CZ

“In many aspects, ‘Žijutě’ is a much more open record when it comes to its treatment of genres and in comparison to what we’ve been used to from Beata Hlavenková. She concentrates more on the sound design; vast majority of the original texts comes to the forefront. The result is a beautiful, but unassuming view of the world around us: both joyous and melancholic.” ― MUSICSERVER