The unique music project fyield brings together leading personalities of the Czech and Icelandic independent music scene On the Czech side are Václav Havelka and Kryštof Kříček from the band Please The Trees, and they are joined by Pan Thorarensen, who is mainly active in the ambient trio Stereo Hypnosis and is the founder of the experimental music festival Extreme Chill, which he has been organizing in Reykjavik since 2010.
On their album, which is a crucial part of the interdisciplinary project Future Landscapes, they take the listener to places that are crucial to the functioning of contemporary civilization and invite nature and technologies to become their full fledged bandmates. Music composed of sounds from selected natural and industrial locations in the Czech and Icelandic landscapes here fuses with electronics, beats and music instruments. Listening to their tracks, we find ourselves near or in the bowels of a geothermal, hydroelectric or thermal power plant, an aquaponic farm, a lagoon created by the melting of a glacier, a volcano, CO2 underground depository or an oil extraction site.
fyield 〜 Future Landscapes
fyield - Candy
Václav Havelka: vocals, guitar
Kryštof Kříček: field recording manipulation, synths, beats
Pan Thorarensen: ambient, electronics
Sara Pinheiro: field recording in the Czech Republic
Magnús Bergsson: field recording in Iceland
Produced by fyield
Sound processing, editing, mixing and mastering by Kryštof Kříček
Lyrics: Václav Havelka / Andrea Janoudová
Proofreading: Alasdair Bouch
Inspired by the expedition field notes by philosopher Lukáš Likavčan and short essays by filmmaker Ivo Bystřičan.