Elefteriadu, Martha
Kresby tuší

  • Format: CD
  • Band: Elefteriadu, Martha
  • Title: Kresby tuší
  • Band's Origin: CS
  • Style: Jazz & Folk, female vocals
  • Rating: 4
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Recording Year: 1980?
  • Production Year: 1980/2017
  • Record Company: Supraphon
  • Item's Number: SU 6390-2
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  • EAN: 099925639020
  • Weight: 111 g
  • Visual: new
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  • Cover: new

Supraphon Release Information

One of the basic albums of Czech popular music!

Not only pop, but also beneficially influenced by jazz or folk. The first solo album of one half of the successful duo Martha and Tena. In 1981 it was voted Album of the Year by the Melodie magazine, and the reviewer Jiří Černý appreciated the novelty, strangeness and uniqueness of the singer’s expression. A number of composers, lyricists and musicians contributed to the preparation of Kresby tuší (Drawings of Ink), with songs contributed mainly by Michael Kocáb, but also by Dežo Ursiny, Vladimír Mišík, Vladimír Merta and Oskar Petr. Some of them also played and sang there, in Kocáb’s arrangements and Ondřej Konrád’s production.

The core instrumentalists and guests represent a luxurious line-up of musicians on the border of genres. This is music influenced by the period possibilities of synthesizer instruments, but above all symbolized by the pre-New Wave sound of Pražský Výběr. Kocáb, Soukup, Malina, Placheta, Koubek, Stivín, Kubík, Hrubý and many others provided both a chamber and almost big band sound celebrated by the sovereign singing of Martha Elefteriadu. She was really great in the songs, both folk-like simple and more complicated in structure, successfully leaving unnecessary drawers behind. As a bonus, four recordings from 1978 with songs by Bohdan Mikolášek, among others, are included here for the first time on CD.

An excellent interpreter of thoughtful lyrics. A quality album that didn’t hit the charts, but also didn’t get old. A solitary project that has stood the test of time. Unique bonuses!


1. Dvě kresby tuší I. 3:28
2. Měla jsem vždycky smůlu 3:00
3. Proměna 2:57
4. Hrál sis, hrál 2:38
5. Výlet po řece 3:21
6. Kde? Kdy? Já a ty 4:48
7. Mám ráda běh 4:09
8. Melancholická noc 3:07
9. Vítám slunce ranní 3:14
10. Podzimní odpoledne 3:31
11. Tohle že máš být ty? 5:13
12. Dvě kresby tuší II. 1:26
13. Zázračná místa – ℗ 1978 3:15
14. César pes – ℗ 1978 3:49
15. Proč se spustil déšť – ℗ 1978 3:26
16. Ráno bylo bílé – ℗ 1978 4:03