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Pop Masina


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In the Flesh?
5 stars POP MASINA is a very interesting band, one of those rare progressive (ex-)Yugoslavian names to step into wider experimentation. 35 years after the original release of Kiselina (Acid), this limited edition appeared. After working on the complete remastering of the songs, including some unreleased outtakes, Robert Nemecek (the band's bass player) finally finished the job. What we have here is a remarkable YU prog-album, which was apparently ruined for the original release because of various reasons. Now the tracks are in a correct order as well and both lyrically and musically give an impression of a LSD trip.

Probably the most interesting song on this album is the title track Kiselina. In five minutes there's a lot of mood and rhythm changes, which make the song interesting. This is the song that also reminds of an (other) underground Serbian/Yugoslavian psychedelic rock outfit, Igra staklenih perli. You can also compare it to some Pink Floyd works (e. g. Meddle album). A brilliant composition indeed.

I would also choose Trazim put (Looking for a Trip) and Na drumu za haos (On the Road to Chaos) as my favourites. These songs include a bit of hard rock sound typical for that time, reminding me of Deep Purple.

Song no. 6, Jark / Kraj (Dne Eht / The End), includes the first half played backwards. Only this part of the song was released on the original release. However, for a second half the music starts going forward and continues into the final tracks. The last chapters of this psychedelic story are mostly comprised of acoustic / instrumental passages, sometimes including wordless vocals.

The enjoyment you get with this disc is a nice booklet, including complete lyrics, a storyline behind the album recording and an info on each of the tracks. I know, the album contents are more important, but this little 'gift' also leaves an impression.

All in all, it's definitely an excellent addition to any prog music collection, but sure is a masterpiece of progressive music too. All the mistakes from the original Kiselina have been repared / replaced / finished etc., so now you have a real thrill of a listen. If you have a chance to get a copy of this, take it - you won't be disappointed!

In the Flesh? | 5/5 |


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