Sometimes an artist quietly comes along and stays true to their vision after many years, but never registers onto the wider collective consciousness, (sound familiar?) Vladimír Václavek is someone who I highly regard and have deep respect for, for keeping true to his unique vision, having discovered him and Iva Bittova when touring Czechoslovakia in 1989 with Copernicus.

Pretty much totally unknown outside of the Czech Republic, his years with Iva Bittova produced a treasure trove of recordings which are worth checking out, especially ‘Bílé Inferno’ with Iva from ’97 and a solo record from 2003 called ‘Písně nepísně’. His recordings are incredibly hard to track down but anything you might possibly find is a treasure.

Enjoy music.

Enjoy life.