Karel Fialka

Karel Fialka

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Karel Fialka, electro artist and poet, was born in Bengal, India to a Czech father & Scottish mother. In 1979, his Indie release Armband on the Red Shift label became a cult classic. Then in 1980 he had a radio hit with the song The Eyes Have It, which has been featured on many New Wave collections, and still has a lot of airplay. This was taken from his critically well-received album Still Life on the Blueprint label. Another release from this album was (the almost prophetic) File In Forget.

It was to be another eight years before his next major release, though he was a very active songwritter during the time and numerous artists have covered his songs. 1988 brought Karel his biggest hit, the catchy and serious Hey Matthew on Miles Copeland's I.R.S. records. The follow up album was Human Animal, containing more quirky glimpses of life from Karel's unique point of view. Two other singles were released from the album, Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax and You Be The Judge.The CD version of the album included extended mixes including 2 new versions of the 1980 single "The Eyes Have It".

Karel is still writing and recording with other bands and artists, as well as being deeply immersed in production duties. He has been at work on his third album for sometime, a dark hommage called Film Noir which was release in 2009 as digital download, or in two hard copy formats from karelfialka.com .
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Karel Fialka Discography

Albums

508614 Karel Fialka Still Life (Album) Blueprint (2) 508614 France 1980 Sell This Version
ILP 463145 1 Karel Fialka Human Animal (Album) I.R.S. Records ILP 463145 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
001-500 Karel Fialka Film Noir(CD, Album, Ltd) karelfialka.com 001-500 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PNP 57055 Karel Fialka Armband Blueprint (2) PNP 57055 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
BLU 2005 Karel Fialka The Eyes Have It (Single) Blueprint (2) BLU 2005 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BLU 2014 Karel Fialka File In Forget(7") Blueprint (2) BLU 2014 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CAR 271 Karel Fialka Eat, Drink, Dance, Relax (Single) I.R.S. Records CAR 271 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ILS 651142 6, 651142 6 Karel Fialka Hey Matthew (Single, Maxi) I.R.S. Records ILS 651142 6, 651142 6 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
IRMT 168 Karel Fialka You Be The Judge (Single) I.R.S. Records, MCA Records IRMT 168 UK 1988 Sell This Version

Videos

VCS007 Karel Fialka Hey Matthew(VHS, Single, PAL) MCA Records VCS007 UK 1987 Sell This Version

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