LICHO Stream New Track


“Ciuciubabka” set for release on 19 March

Ahead of the release of the third full-length album “Ciuciubabka”, Licho have made available to stream the opening track, “Wyjaśnijmy coś sobie”. “Ciuciubabka” will be released via Pagan Records on 19 March 2022 and is available to pre-order via the label’s webstore. 

The band explains: “Wyjaśnijmy coś sobie” is the opening track on “Ciuciubabka”. A set of rules and an invitation to play. It lasts six minutes and thirty-nine seconds. The video clip shows Lake Pomorze. Unfortunately, you cannot see that “A royal son was sitting on the shore thoughtfully / He was kidnapped by Lithuanians or the sisters of the bear.” Although, when you look closely…

The word “ciuciubabka” translates to the children’s game “blind man’s buff” or “tag” in which one person has a cloth tied over their eyes and tries to catch the others. The album tells the story of what can be seen when blindfolded, the game of hiding and catching what has fallen from the sky. It is also about, as always, walking towards the light. On foot, on horseback, by car, by spirit. 

Musically, Licho continues in black metal style as on previous albums, while also taking inspiration from other genres and quoting the poet Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz. The “Ciuciubabka” album cover features a painting by Wilhelm Sasnal “Polak”.

The album was recorded at Nebula Studio, Czyściec Studio and Garderoba Czorta. Maciej Wasio (Myslovitz among others) is responsible for the mix, and Jaakko Viitalähde (Oranssi Pazuzu among others) for the mastering.

Licho was founded in 2011 in Sanok, Poland by Szturpak. The current line-up has been in operation since 2017 and consists of musicians also known from projects such as Koniec Pola, -S-, Wędrowcy~Tułacze~Zbiegi and Gruzja. 

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