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SBB - Memento Z Banalnym Tryptykiem CD (album) cover




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4.26 | 378 ratings

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5 stars Last before SBB break-up, this is definitive SBB album, and some says it may be definitive even for whole prog-rock. Talking about style, it may be compared with UK/Danger Money, but in my. opinion this one is much more fascinating and original. This album has incredible diverse sound, broading from orchestral through jazz-rock to blues, and every piece has its own climate (e.g . "Strategy of Pulse", which refers in some parts to early, Mahavishnu-influenced SBB, or "The Triangle of Joy" with mediterranean glimpses) , coparing with previous jazz-rock and electronic shaded SBB releases this one is more in symphonic-rock direction. Also more guitar-oriented than the predecessors, but with guitar in the best art-rock style. Additional guitarist (Slavomir Piwowar) gives more freedom for Anthimos virtuoso playing, and there we have beautiful acoustic (charming "The triangle of Joy","Memento with a banal Tryptych") and electric guitar work (soaring solos on "My Land of Dreams", "Triangle of Joy" and the title track, all of them considered by many as one of the best in rock), along with some dynamic riffs. Skrzek's keyboard and bass playing is as always, more than excellent, and Piotrowski on drums is a class for his own. Unfortunately, this is less known than "western" Welcome and Follow My Dream albums. Absolutely must-have.
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