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Dezo Ursiny


Crossover Prog

3.15 | 11 ratings

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3 stars Generally a lot weaker than the masterpiece that is Modrý vrch. The songs are even shorter, less prog (actually his least progressive album). The songs are generally more accesible than on any of his rexords. That wouldn´t be too bad, if the melodies here were good. But for the most time, they are not. Still, I have a soft spot for this album and listen to it quite a lot. The reasons are that the best stuff on here belongs to his best stuff ever, and the album features more Ursiny´s guitar solos than any other. This record marks also the first time Ursiny included electric violin to his band.

Tebe One of the best tracks on here. As most on the album, it has a relaxed atmosphere. The melody is gorgeous, the song even features female backing vocals. Ursiny plays no less than two gogeous guitar solos as well. 5 stars

Silvestrovský beh A rather short number with lame melody. The electric violin solo is nothing to rave about either. 1 star

AIR MAIL Better, but not great. The melody is ok, and the instrumental break is fine - Ursiny pulls off a great solo. 2.5 stars

Rozhovor Slower than the previous two tracks. &the melody is a bit better, although not that great 3 stars

Počasie pre lakomcov Again a midtempo number, it sounds similar to the previous tracks. Musically dominant is Ursiny with fabulous leads, as well as Richard Kroczek. The monotonousness of the melody and Ursiny´s voice is somewhat lowered by the keyboard solo by Miroslav Veselý. Nice,but that´s it. 3.5 stars

Iný stav A fine track with a reaggaeish rhytm and again good soloing from Ursiny. The melody is pretty good, too. 4 stars

Ranné správy A weak track, even if it is quite joyous. The merging of a weak chorus (the backing vocals are passable at best). with repetitve funky verses is not that awesome. At least another fine guitar solo. 1.5 stars

Golden lip At last a great track. Very relaxed and one of Ursiny´s most melodic as well. Great guitar playing again as well. 5 stars

Počasie pre bohatých A sequel to Počasie pre lakomcov, this one is also based on a repetetive motif. At least the keyboards got some room again. Very repetitive and monotonous. Great guitar playing, as usual 2.5 stars

Júlia v zime A darker track, with a prominent electric violin by Richard Kroczek, who plays a great solo. 3.5 stars

Kameň A short song with a great melody and a fine vocal performance from Ursiny. The melody is based upon repetive guitar playing, but this time it fits the song well. And Ursiny plays once again a nice guitar solo. 5 stars

Sebe A rocker, based upon a simple, fine guitar riff.Great bassplaying on this one. And there is even a saxophone solo, not only a guitar solo. 3.5 stars

Ovreall rating: 3 stars


Peto | 3/5 |


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