During the hiatus of their home band B4, Federsel and Freudl have come together for the third time to an improvised session. The new record follows the 2014 Peacock King album and the duo also adopted the name of their previous release, which was still signed only by their names.
Duo continues to explore their twisted psychedelic sound, composed of a stream of fragments of different styles playing over one another, from which a new age-old sound emerges once, or you get a domestic pseudo-jazz with a certain lysergic flavor, the sounds of the Tropicalia movement or bits of the Neue Deutsche Welle. The music presented here not only does not bother to pretend to follow any of the fresh trends, but with no mercy it destroys all the musical order and drives everything in the psychedelic sound mass, which occasionally breaks the hint of a stronger musical structure. The humor of this recording could not be enjoyed by everyone, but it will be a musical dessert for lovers of fallen musical genres, pure humor without a joke, or followers of straightforward, non-aggressive anarchy.
The recording is also a celebration of a friendship, the foundations of which were laid by fathers of both protagonists more than 60 years ago. One of them, Václav Freudl, now eighty-two-year-old, also provided the cover of the album.
released November 17, 2017
David Freudl: Teenage Engineering OP-1, Arturia MiniBrute, Delicia Mini, Korg Poly 800, melodica
Tomislav Federsel: electric guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, waterphone, Hard Mod Duo Modular synth, Korg Micropreset, vocal
Peacock Dukes, Counts and Barons
Petr Vrba: trumpet
Václav Kalivoda: trombone
Jorge Boehringer: viola
Martin Strakoš: Akai EVI 5000
Marcel Bárta: soprano saxophone solo
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Federsel, CSN
Cover art: Václav Freudl
Cover design: Carton Clan
Special thanks to Flesh & Brain, Martin Bauel, Jára Tarnovski and Libor Kropáček
Toilet Diamonds video by Flesh&Brain