ba:zel is an electro-acoustic project based in Prague formed in 2014. It features piano, flute, heavy bass, a fragile soprano, and post-techno/dub/grime beats.
Members include Ewelina Chiu (vocals, piano, synthesizer, flute) and Daniel Vlcek (beats, synthesizers, bass guitar/vocals). The debut album ‘eye draw(s) the line’ (2016) provoked a variety of labels including “frosty minimalism (Beehype), electronightmare pop (Alterecho)” or “music for sleep-deprived ravers (180 AM Collective).” In 2016, ba:zel was nominated as one of six alternative music projects for Czeching, a national radio run contest, and selected by listeners as “most likely to succeed” abroad. Ba:zel has worked with various filmmakers and artists, including documentary filmmaker Andrea Culkova, whose film H*ART ON features three tracks by the duo. Currently ba:zel is working with Gallery Nashledanou, providing the sound for the gallery's virtual reality project and music for New York based Czech artist Bara Jichova Tyson’s upcoming film, Consuming Others. Following the release of its title track ‘Scene 7’ in December of 2016, ba:zel released its EP of the same name on April 4 2017.