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Marián Varga


Symphonic Prog

3.69 | 38 ratings

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4 stars Although being biased by being Slovak person myself, I simply have to confess that I am amazed by this wonderful music. Although Varga is most often referred to as the one who made long tracks of classical-music-inspired prog, I believe that the song form of this album's compositions suited him the best.

Varga's exceptionally gifted musicianship, supernatural inspiration and virtuosity is combined here with some best rock lyrics ever written in Slovak language, like existentionalist lyrics for "Smutna ranna elektricka (Sad morning tram)" by poet Miroslav Valek. The result is a gentle intellectual beauty which one can almost doubt that it emerged in the spiritually dull era of Brezhnev-type communism.

I am afraid that the qualities of this masterpiece are had to be fully appreciated without understanding Slovak.

Regarding some tracks:

1. Domáca Úloha (Homework) - A real homework made by 15-years old Varga as a student of classical composition

2. Z D'Atelín (From the grass) - I wish I could express my love to a woman using these words !!!

4. Smutná Ranná Elektricka (Sad morning tram) - A poem about terrible sufferings of love.

5. Krajina Bielych Dievcat (Country of the white girls) - Completelly crazy lyrical song about a dream trip to a country of the white girls. They would greet us with white flowers, and we fly with them in the baloon.

| 4/5 |


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