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Iva Bittova is a one-woman band from the Czech Republic. She plays violin, sometimes viola, and sings -- or rather, she sings, croons, grunts, and makes funny sounds like a madwoman. Somehow, it all works. It helps that the music was recorded in acoustically resonant places, like a church, because the reverberations help fill the sonic space. Most of the songs have a mood that falls somewhere between strident, haunting and whimsical. The nearest equivalent might be Ingrid Karklins, but Karklins is not a minimalist. But ...

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  1. Driv Nez (Before)
  2. Dedecek (Grandfather)
  3. Proudem Mléka (River of Milk)
  4. Ne Nehledej (Stop Searching)
  5. Divná Slecinka (Strange Young Lady)
  6. Ples Upíru (The Vampires' Ball)
  7. Dos Kelbl (The Little Calf)
  8. Paraskeva
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Iva Bittová
1998, Elektra

UPC: 075597945522

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