Prague Synth Shop Noise Kitchen will be Closing


Prague synth shop and workshop space Noise Kitchen has announced via Facebook that they will be closing: This next post comes from heavy hearts: sadly, we will be closing our doors before the beginning of November of this year.

Of course, we’re naturally heartbroken that the project we’ve all deeply loved building must be cut short. In an era when the darkness really does seem to be all around us, we hope to have provided some light and love with Noise Kitchen, and certainly we have felt it ourselves in the community around us — both in Prague, Brno, around the world, and here online.

However, not all bad news is all bad news — Noise Kitchen (as you know it) is going to die, that is certain, but Noise Kitchen as a community, as a platform and as a collective of individuals, will not.

The precise shape of what we can grow to be is uncertain, but each of us is filled with a fire and a passion to develop the project beyond anything we’ve achieved to date. Until we are equipped to properly disclose those details we will keep some secrets and continue planning.

What does remain certain is that we will remain open until the end of October. We are still shipping orders and remaining open as per regular hours for customers. We still have exciting modules, or incredible music on vinyl and tape, and in some ways more than ever we need to sell them.

In any event, we will still keep something of the connection with our parent company, Bastl Instruments, to whom we’re utterly indebted for their faith and trust from the start. There’ll be a new Bastl e-shop in due course.

So, the shop closes and we’re very sad, but the spirit — which was always the heart of what we did anyway — lives on, and who knows? In time, we might see it grow even beyond the bounds of what it had been before.

Until then, come and say hi, pick up some gear and a couple of 12”s, and share a drink with us. We’ll be keeping you posted about any developments with the closing of the store, but also much more fun stuff like sale events and the inevitable farewell party.

And, finally, THANK YOU, to anyone who ever passed through, or said a kind word, or bought something from our shop. We’d never have gotten here without you.


All of us at NK”


Noise Kitchen closing will be a loss to the international electronic music community. Electronic music gear stores are few and far between, and often act as catalysts to drive and support regional electronic music scenes. See the Noise Kitchen Facebook page for updates on the store’s status.


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