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The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa

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Czech Republic (1990 – present)

The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa formed in 1990. In their own unique way, they have always attempted to find their own sound and expression with which they have jointly dictated the direction of alternative music in their homeland of the Czech Republic. The band’s cult status there was primarily acquired through strong, emotional music that was open to various influences. From the charm of their original indie guitar sound (imagine a prototype Mogwai) they have now evolved into a group producing distinctive, instinctive electronic music that spans the musical spectrum.

They are one of a small number of Czech groups who have managed to win recognition abroad. They are the only Czech group to have held their own in England, where, in the early 1990s, they made it into the independent charts and recorded a celebrated session with the legendary John Peel. They released three records on the Go! Discs label - the Fluidtrance Centauri EP made it to number 6 in the British independent charts shortly after its release - but the group’s promising start was scuppered when its record label Go! Discs was bought in 1995.

In the Czech Republic, however, the charismatic duo at the heart of the band have gone from strength to strength. A casual glance at most guide books to the country notes them as one of the country’s most important domestic acts, the group achieved considerable success with their 4B4 set, which was composed of their first four records. This retrospective collection became part of the Absolut Album series, which also included classic albums from the likes of David Bowie, the Sex Pistols, Velvet Underground and Miles Davis.

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  • misatooo

    <33333

    17 Apr 10:09pm Reply
  • WS9167

    >Chezk Republic

    13 Apr 7:35pm Reply
  • Zioluza

    Their shoegaze era was the best

    12 Mar 8:12pm Reply
  • RussellChap

    free-d is a brilliant 'remix' of Atom Heart Mother.

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • zipzipzilvish

    i am ok with the trip-hop ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • KiwiFlash

    Dear description/similar artists section: Are you seriously going to ignore MBV?

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    You have no idea how little that surprises me.

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • waxvulture

    I have no idea what trip hop is.

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Azzyk

    I would love to know if they're at least in studio, trying to record something, or they're not going to release anything new at all ... I remember Kateřina and Jan from interview at Radio 1, when 101010 was about to come out, talking about "new stuff". But still nothing on the horizon :(

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Yelyah-Williams

    the style change from shoegaze to trip-hop really turns me off from their later work.

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • Red_Traces

    How did I not hear of this band before?! So rad

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • headeffects

    anyone have a discography? thanks

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • groovebastard

    Seriously in love. Reminds me of my first semester of college and the girl I'm hopelessly in love with.

    29 Nov 2012 Reply
  • melomanfm

    Невероятно круто. Слушайте это.

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • oooo_oooo

    aw :')

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jeffxvx

    Incredibly good

    5 Jun 2012 Reply
  • manuel_sotelo

    fluidtrance centauri (2)

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • CycoMikie

    k watching black: nemuzu souhlasit. vse napovida tomu aby album bylo temne, melancholicke, ale musim rict ze ja z nej citim hodne pozitivni energie..spise tedy opak..ale myslim si ze to byl zamer, kazdej si tam najde to svoje. rozhodne uhel pohledu... viz odkaz i na booklet...pokud mate...rozhodne nejlepsi booklet jaky jsem videl..

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
  • xxxKillianxxx

    200 years of emotions...

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Donnieowata

    I think they're the most awesome on the concerts. Piękna, czeska muzyka. <3

    14 Nov 2011 Reply
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