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KAO KAKAO

Leb I Sol

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.17 | 6 ratings

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clarke2001
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3 stars Well, basically, this album consists of 80's-style-guitar driven pop, with catchy choruses and occasional spices of prog.

Like the most bends that started their careers in 70's and continued in 80's, LEB I SOL got two sides: 70's progressive and 80's pop. This was the biggest success of band in the 80's and actually it is not that bad, especially considering the fact that was released in 1987. Many big names have fallen much deeper that year.

I have to admit that this album was one of my favourites when I was a kid, I just loved the tunes. Now I am able to appreciate the other side, so let's see the highlights if there's any:

"Cekam Kisu" (I'm Waiting For The Rain) is definitely the peak of the album, and basically it's only track of interest for a prog fan. As you can imagine, it's not prog for the sake of being prog since that genre wasn't popular any more in that are. Therefore, it's an excellent tune where the soundscapes are giving the lively description of heat, dry earth, with counterpoint on criticism of society, implicitly referred in lyrics.

"Cuvam noc od budnih" is a lovely ballad with slightly jazzy overtones. "Autoput" is a simple rocker, but one of my favourite driving songs.

"Mamurni ljudi" and "Kao Kakao" are perhaps the best examples what this album is about. Pop tunes with skillful guitar parts. Maybe the best example for comparison is JETHRO TULL's "Crest Of A Knave". Don't get me wrong, these two albums do not have anything in common-considering the musical style or sound. But the ratio between "progressiveness" of the old albums and the mantioned onea is equal. High quality pop-tunes with proggy guitars. "Kao Kakao" lacks the flute, but it's more catchy.

clarke2001 | 3/5 |

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