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POLLO D'ORO

Ne Zhdali

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.29 | 6 ratings

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progadicto
4 stars Ne Zhdali (Unexpected) has a very interesting but short discography. Their albums are generally driven by wind instruments with strong folk inffluences from Mid and Eastern Europe and this album is not the exception but with a plus: sounds more mature than the previous ones.

Perhaps there are some weak songs such as "Petunja" or "Bulb", there are really brilliant moments along the album starting with "The 8th Day" is a strong opener full of complex arrangements that reminds me some Doctor Nerve stuff, specially in the closing epic section. The next song "Uke" is a short but nice wind driven melodical song with strong Mid and Eastern Europe folk reminiscences and it's another highlight along with "Kansas" and "Nothing Was Happen!"

But the jewels of the album are "Argonauts (Pollo D'Oro)" and "Wheel of Fortune". "Argonauts" is a complex piece in the style of bands such as Uz Jsme Doma, very dark and creepy mixed with some melodical sections which leads to very harmonic and floating moments; "Wheel Of Fortune" starts with a quiet and almost floating intro that leads into obscure and psyncopated rhytmical sections with an astonishing work on winds. Both are 5 stars compostions into Ne Zhdali discography.

IMO, the best album into Ne Zhdali discography and a 4* with no hestitation.

progadicto | 4/5 |

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