Irena and Vojtech Havlovi
Melodies In The Sand
Melody As Truth
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2021
LP
21.99
MAT18
Incl. printed inner sleeve
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Tracklist
1Into Silence
2That Which Glitters
3Velvet Wings Of Serenity
4She Is Dissolving
5Růženka
6Vanity Of Wings
7Light Circles
8White Andalusia
9In The Garden
10Tenderly Blue

Melody As Truth present “Melodies In The Sand”, a collection of works from Czech artists Irena and Vojtěch Havlovi. The husband-and-wife duo began working together in the mid 80’s as part of experimental ensemble Capella Antiqua e Moderna, a unique association of musicians whose repertoire spanned various styles of European classical music.

With an inventive and unorthodox approach to both historical and modern compositional techniques and interpretive procedures, the Havel’s have steadfastly developed a unique and musically autonomous language which continues to expand to this day.

Spanning their early work in Capella Antique e Moderna to recent pieces recorded for Viola De Gamba, ‘Melodies In The Sand’ is presented to the listener with the simple aim of shining a light on these incredible musicians. Their work has within it the ability to penetrate and enrich the innermost corners of a perceptive human soul, a gift which they share with sincerity and humbleness.

"Fusing early music, ambient, and folk, the Czech couple’s work has entranced fans like Sufjan Stevens and Bryce Dessner for decades. This collection is an enchanting portal into their furtive soundworld." Pitchfork (8.0)

Mastered by Stephan Mathieu. Art Direction by Michael Willis. Compiled by Jonny Nash.