"Come with me to the Elbe Valley, landscape that looks like deflated balloon," sings Eliška Vidomus in the title song of the album “GENIUS NOCI”. On the recording, which was created in the SONO studio, come to life not only postindustrial places around Eastern Bohemian town of Pardubice, but also Norwegian fjords and virtual landscapes.
The playful poetics, so typical of Fanfan Tulipan's work, was kept also on the new album “GENIUS NOCI”, but transformed into a more mysterious and subtle form. Invited guests – trumpeter Oskar Török, vibraphone player Radek Doležal and tubist Šimon Janák – also contribute to this.
“I like to work with imagination in my compositions, to be guided by the ideas of different landscapes or situations that I express through my own 'soundtracks'. In case of the song “GENIUS NOCI”, these were overgrown terrains, brownfields and seemingly tame 'zones' around Pardubice, non-touristic places where trains usually just pass around, but which are worth discovering,” says Eliška Vidomus, the author of compositions who mentions among her music heroes Eric Truffaz, John Medeski, Beat Hlavenkova or Ibrahim Maalouf.