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A Prague group, called after a semilegend Welsh poet and a patron of Taliesyna wizards, now introduces its debut “Jižní Amnésie“ (“Southern Amnesia“). On the album, you can find more vigorous conception of world music in which the group tries to interconnect the elements of folklore, celtic music, domestic country music, jazz and rock. All this with support of the “traditional“ acoustic instruments such as bouzouki, acoustic guitar, mandoline, flute, violine and others, but also the electric keys (hammondky, fedner piano) and of mighty sinews jazz-rock rytmics. “We all like fancy music, also from the dynamics point of view. And the present rytmics enables us to create compact sound with which silent, slow songs can better contrast,“ says one of the founders of Taliesyn Vojtěch Jindra. “Above all, I would like to say that we are songsters, which means the most important thing for us is to offer good songs to the audience.“
On the album, which was cut and mixed in 2006 in the Svárov studio, you can also find some guests out of which the most distinctive person is definitely a singer Katka García. She excels in three songs. Another guests are Sean Barry (celtic harp) and David Ladštof (percussion). However, the most important are still the original Bičovský´s compositions in English and Czech.
The group was established at the end of 90s with a goal to take up the best of the western folklore scene of 60s and 70s. “The poet Taliesyn was found by a group frontman Jan Bičovský who, apart from music, devotes to the study of ancient languages. However, we do not work with the Welsh folklore as someone may think. We chose such name because it sounds same in all languages but at the same time it falls within the cultural environment which is very close to our music.“ A cornerstone is from the beginning the natural talent of the frontman Jan Bičovský to compose nice songs, the attempts at the reverberation in the Central European folklore of the other´s founders – Vojtěch Jindra (he is also a member of the Bran and Irish Dew groups), and designing contribution of a bandmaster and flutist Robert Fischmann (also a member of the Irish Dew group, also cooperating with C&K Vocal, Michal Hromek Consort, Petr Bende Band, Linha Singers and others).
The album “Northern Amnesia“ (“Jižní Amnésie“) (Indies Scope Records, 2007) represents an official debut of the group which has been known for many years on our club and festival scene. A playlist of the record includes twelve fancy compositions as far as the genre is concerned, both in Czech and English.