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LEB I SOL

Leb I Sol

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.10 | 38 ratings

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nisandzic
4 stars This one comes from south Balkan, from beautifull country, Macedonia (Former Yugoslavian Republic, not Greece Macedonia). Leb i Sol are stil enough unique, although there are several bands that are close to this music.

Devetka is instrumental work, whose keyboards remind me on Camel, and electric piano is from jazz-rock (typical). This track has memorable and nice leading guitar melody (main theme), and bass that sounds unique, although I do not like it. It is like fretless, or something like that...

Pod Vodom (Under the Water) is combination of jazz-rock a la Soft Machine with some Balkanic folk feel. Keyboards dominate, but guitar has leading melody.

Utrinska Tema: This is were Vlatko Stefanovski (frontman/singer/guitar guy) starts to sing. His voice is somehow calmed, cool, and warm. This is beautiful, short song.

Kokoska (The Chicken) is crazy instrumental work. There is one drum solo at the begining, like drumers from Soft Machine did it, or drumers from Jethro Tull (in Thick As A Brick). Guitar is excellent here, and composition is complex, rhythms are strange, prog people will like it. Again we hear folk influences, in main riff.

Nisam tvoj (I m not Yours) is still warm and cute song, lyrics are intersting as well (this song is in serbian language), melody is so warm, summer-like, it is somehow moving.

U senci (In the Shadow) repeats same procedure as in first one, or in second one, but this one is not as interesting.

Cudo za tri dana (A Miracle that Lasts for Three Days) is somehow sad ballad. It shows Vlatko's excellent vocals again.

Pesma o Sonji H... is little bit boring to me. It has obvious fusion ellements and even more of accoustic piano, I think.

Damar somehow reminds me on Al Di Meola. Once again there is one great leading melody, and all guitar playing in album shows how much techical skills are posesed by Stefanovski.

Anyway, fans of jazz-rock should like this album, as well as some prog folk fans. Work is tecnically speaking superb! I d like hear if they worked on atmospheres more, and I must confess I am not Fan (yet), or... may I be in future tense?

nisandzic | 4/5 |

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