label: Pagan Records
genre: experimental black metal
Released as 6-panel DIGIPACK with booklet.
“Ciuciubabka” is the third full-length album from Licho. 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.
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.
The cover features a painting by Wilhelm Sasnal Polak, while the music video for the single was made by Karol Pałka (the director of the award-winning Bukolika film), and the song includes a guest appearance by Ania Grąbczewska (Szklane Oczy) on vocals.
Licho on the latest album remains in an open relationship with its black metal past. In stabilizing it, he looks from side to side and quotes the poet Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz. Licho was founded in 2011 in Sanok, Poland. 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.
1. Wyjaśnijmy coś sobie
2. Rysy do twarzy
3. Jeszcze raz w las
4. Nie wiem czy dożyję śmierci
5. Tup, tup
6. Niewykluczone, że w obłęd
7. Daleko do widzenia