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Blue Effect (Modrư Efekt)


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.10 | 97 ratings

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4 stars The final album by Modry Efekt sees the band losing none of their progressive power, something one otherwise might have feared. The engine of Modry Efekt is not running low on gas, rather the opposite.

The compositions on 33 is all of very high quality. Excellent symphonic sounds throughout and a craftmanship that is unbelievable. I find it sort of strange yet magical that a band during a 10- year period were able to not only progress music-wise but doing it with such class and determination. The result is a discography of more or less flawless albums, at least counting from Coniunctio (which may not be my favorite album by Modry Efekt but certainly a great example of freeform jazz).

My favorite track is number 3, Občasn' p'nsk' j'zda, with it's fantastic soundscape. Keyboards, drums and Hladiks guitar makes up for a tremendously evocative, inspired and imaginative landscape of emotion. There is a sadness, still it is joyous aswell, due to det wholeness of the song. The other three tracks are equally great but Občasn' p'nsk' j'zda stands out just a little bit extra for me. The vocals are a bit strained, though not bad, but if you disregard that and focus on the music there is soooooo much to cherish.

Conclusion: 33 is a great way to end a band like Modry Efekt. Maybe they'd felt they reached the end of their progressive powers as a band. Maybe they just needed a break. No matter what the reason was for them disbanding (at least as far as regordings go) they left a legacy of utter brilliance. I cannot stress this enough, just how brilliant they were. Listen, please listen and be amazed.

GruvanDahlman | 4/5 |


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