Monday, January 16, 2006

In-Tune: Khoiba

Style: Downtempo

"The band, found in May 2002 and at home in the Czech capital Prague, is completed by Petr Samal (bass) and Jan Malich (drums). The lyrics are from Ema Brabcova. The name Khoiba is a fictional creation of bassist Petr Samal. The sound of Khoiba is an inspired interplay of electronic music and clear, melodious guitar tunes, a creative down-tempo mix full of ideas, that creates an exceptional and special atmosphere. A great part in this surely has Ema Brabcova with her distinctive and expressive voice that immerses you in the partly spheric and catchy Khoiba tunes. Khoiba describes their style as "pop and atmospheric music, full of melancholy and positive emotions, sometimes very dynamic, somtimes soft". Each track has its own history and its own inherent emotions. Khoiba are not only convincing studio musicians, but very approachable with live performances all over Europe, which they meticulously prepare and enjoy. Whether in their home country the Czech Republic or in France, Germany, the Netherlands or Austria, they have impressed the audience at more than 50 gigs and festivals. "Live performances are very important to us and always very special events full of emotions. We are pleased when the audience gets carried away and when we get their positive feedback", the band says, and one can tell that music plays a big part in their lives." Khoiba

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