A musical project based on two people and two instruments: a female voice and an acoustic double bass. Pure, stripped down music without the usual feathering with additional instruments. An encounter of two experienced personalities from the Czech music scene.
The paths of Ridina Ahmedová and Petr Tichý have been crossing each other for nearly twenty years. They used to meet in various jazz ensembles, and later they played together in the Floex project. “The time has come to fulfil our old dream: to try to play our own music only as a duo, unplugged, pure, stripped down and without the usual feathering with additional instruments,” say both musicians. “It was important for us to set up the project in such a way as to be equal partners. Not a lead singer and an accompanist but rather two instruments freely oscillating in a shared music space.” The loopstation, a device capable of recording multiple tracks over each other, has actually become the third member of the formation. “We use it in virtually all compositions. Thanks to it we can build ‘sound architecture’ and work with both harmonic and melodic richness,” explained Ridina Ahmedová. Some parts contain eight to ten, and exceptionally up to thirteen overdubbed voices. “Our goal was not to create the densest possible compositions, but rather a countryside where one loves coming back,” says Petr Tichý.