Album

Clarinet Factory

Towers

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Catalogue Number: SU 6920-1
Published: 29th March 2024
Genre: Crossover
Format: 2 LP
The Clarinet Factory have written another chapter of their remarkable exploration of the world of sounds

How can an artist move forward and keep finding new ways of creativity and not stagnate? This question is as old as art itself but those who search can make a discovery. Such musicians whose every album develops the never-ending story of searching and discovering are undoubtedly the Prague-based Clarinet Factory. This internationally renowned ensemble, which has redefined the approach to and use of clarinets, has written another chapter of its fascinating exploration on its new record, Towers.
In comparison with their previous album, Pipers (2020), they now put more emphasis on instrumentals, so the first single, Obloha šedá (The Grey Sky), is one of only two songs with lyrics on this record. The main role is played by clarinets, drums and loopers while the human voice is often used as an instrument or as ambient sound. The resulting sound of the album is largely contributed to by their guest, Beata Hlavenková, who conjures up many distinct and colourful layers on the piano and Fender Rhodes. Besides Beata Hlavenková and the quartet of Luděk Boura, Vojtěch Nýdl, Jindřich Pavliš and Petr Valášek, another important figure is Milan Cimfe of the SONO Records Studio, who collaborated with the Clarinet Factory on Pipers and who is in charge of the drums, samples and other electronics on the new record. Other guests include drummer Daniel Šoltis, who has collaborated with the ensemble for many years.
Towers is another important item (not only) in the Clarinet Factory discography. Its multiple layers are a joy to discover with every listening. The album is released only in digital formats and as a three-side double LP, whose graphical design was created by the renowned artist, Pavel Fuksa.

LP 1

Luděk Boura, Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr "Pepíno" Valášek, Milan Cimfe
1. Towers 04:28
2. Obloha šedá 03:41
Luděk Boura, Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr "Pepíno" Valášek
3. Paleochora 05:15
Luděk Boura, Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr "Pepíno" Valášek, Milan Cimfe
4. Drufolk 04:35
Luděk Boura, Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr "Pepíno" Valášek, Milan Cimfe
5. Encore une fois 05:07
Luděk Boura, Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr "Pepíno" Valášek
6. Eliška 04:47
Luděk Boura, Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr "Pepíno" Valášek, Milan Cimfe
7. Joy Machine 04:12
Luděk Boura, Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr "Pepíno" Valášek
8. Blue Mood 03:52

LP 2

Luděk Boura, Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr "Pepíno" Valášek, Milan Cimfe
1. Global Space Village 07:37
Luděk Boura, Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr "Pepíno" Valášek, Milan Cimfe
2. Déšť přichází 07:09
Luděk Boura, Jindřich Pavliš, Vojtěch Nýdl, Petr "Pepíno" Valášek
3. Transformation 03:19