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Beautiful Music from Noisy Pots

Noisy Pots
Mikal Supak (left) and Jakub Tengler

According to Indian mythology, if your kitchenware bang against each other and make a sound, it’s a sign that there’s gonna be a quarrel in the house!

Meet Noisy Pots, a band based out of Prague, Czech Republic. Originally three members, they came onto the music scene in 2014 with their “DIY kitchen electro” style of music. They use an acoustic sound of pots, buckets, cans and other items from the kitchen and garage combined with live synths, samples, vibraphones and vocals, which when put together deliver a unique and unusual sonic timbre. Noisy Pots now consists of two members, Jakub Tengler who plays drums and percussion made out of different kinds of household instruments, and Michal Supak who plays the synthesizer and handles techno and electronic beats. If you pick any track from their album, it feels as if they got the vibe of how Pushpa (from the film Pushpa – The Rise Part 01) pushed the barriers with all those raw cultural earthy sounds. If you watch their video, Rebeko, you will see how the whirring sound of a washing machine motor, the beating of the inner washing machine tub, striking a wash basin or even starting a mixer-grinder can produce ethereal sounds.

The duo was in Mumbai in September 2022 at the All About Music conference where they performed a 20-minute set of their music. VERUS FERREIRA met up with the duo, who also performed in Pune, to know more about their music.

Verus Ferreira: Is this your first visit to India?
Jakub Tengler: Yes, this is our first visit to India, and it is a big adventure for us. We would love to come back and do more shows if we get a chance.

VF: Have you heard Indian music?
JT: Speaking of Indian music, we love the traditional and more folk music, we are searching for new inspiration and tips on what to listen to. We came across a little bit about how Indian rhythmic patterns and ragas work and got to know that this is a really deep topic to talk on and wanna explore more.

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Verus Ferreira is a music journalist for over three decades. He is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book and the founder of Musicunplugged.in

Verus Ferreira

Verus Ferreira is a music journalist for over three decades. He is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book and the founder of Musicunplugged.in