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Zůstaň (Stay)

Album 2023

Everything is changing. I blink and I'm a year older again. I take a breath and a week is gone. I want the moment to stay, but it's slowly fading. Everything moves on, everything changes.

Instrumental music, based on loopers and sequencers, is inspired by electronic artists such as Burial or Boards of Canada, combined with the lo-fi DIY aesthetic of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Electronic beats and dirty guitars were complemented by drums, percussion and keys by Zdeněk Jurčík (Kafka band, Letní kapela).

The album was recorded during 2022 - drums in Golden Hive studio, everything else at home in the garage. The mixing was done by Černý tesák himself after two months of watching tutorials. Mastering was done by Tomas Karasek from Gargle and Expel studio.

The three tracks are accompanied by a music videos, the one for the song Zůstaň was made by Černý tesák himself. The other two (Králíček and Jsem happy) and the whole visual of the album were made by animator and illustrator Dita Stuchlíková. All three of them follow the theme of fleetingness and dreaminess.

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Králíček (A little rabbit)

We're always running, after something, from something. Rabbits chased by a wolf that won't let us rest. Except when he falls. But we wait for him anyway. Because we feel we can't move without him.

The music video was created by animator and illustrator Dita Stuchlíková, who also took care of the entire visual design of the album.

Jsem happy (I'm happy)

Dragging electronic synths accompanied by the noise of an old radio, unintelligible whispers, slow guitar tones, all of it violently cut off somehow without end. "Jsem happy" is definitely not the typical strong single that gets a first listen. But it does offer a chance to slow down and be lulled into a cruise through the universe in search of happiness.

The music is accompanied by an animated visualiser by animator and illustrator Dita Stuchlíková.

Zůstaň (Stay)

A simple pleasure. Literally dreaming your dreams. The loneliness caused by the fear of doing something. 

The clip is my first time animation attempt. It was created during the covid lockdown. The video clip is made of collages of photos of real materials and scenery of Brno and Vidnava. It is animated all by hand in the computer using stop-motion technique.

Jenom jako (Make-Believe)

EP 2018

Time capsule of the years 2015-2018. The end of studies, first job, first big relationship, first big breakup. It all feels just like make-believe...

EP is collection of three songs recorded in the comfort of my bedroom in a very lo-fi way. Beats created in Guitar Pro, guitars recorded through a headphone amp, bass is just guitar down an octave... all just like make-believe.

Na hraně (music video)

Camera, edit, video: Martin Meixner

Pig in a cage in the middle of city park, urban bustle, anti-babiš demonstration and the peace of nature. Random shots from one random day, stacked in random video.

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