Zabelov Group (CZ/BY)

Country: Czech Republic / Belarus
Genre: cinematic jazz, electronica, groove, world, ambient
Label: Minority Records
Booking territory: worldwide
Země: Czech Republic / Belarus
Žánr: cinematic jazz, electronica, groove, world, ambient
Vydavatelství: Minority Records
Zastoupení: worldwide

“It is jazz, and it is not jazz. It is modernism, but full of tradition at the same time. It is a semi-improvised, complex musical structure thats swirls with a perfectionistic care about every sound and every detail.” (beehype)

A broad take on jazz, a fascination with rhythmic sequences, and abstract vocals: Zabelov Group is the musical dialogue between Roman Zabelov, accordionist from Belarus, and Jan Šikl, Czech drumer and multi-instrumentalist. Their original acoustic puritanism gradually transformed into complex cinematic music accompanied by samples and acoustic instruments enhanced by electronics. Zabelov Group’s musical endeavour is permeated by the effort to maintain live contact with the instrument but provide the entire spectrum of club sounds while performing as a duo. They released a must-hear album titled “Eg” on Minority Records in October 2018.