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5 stars It is not a trivial matter to describe the music presented by Robotobibok. There is no doubt that it is really progreive and innovative one. Rythmical it is more complicated then King Crimson. That's a fact. On the one hand somethimes it is totaly minimal rock but on the other hand it is extremally jazzy in the same track.

We have here fast guitars, screeming wind-instruments like trumpet or saxophone combining with silence moments in the same minute. Music created by Robotobibok is really illustrative. And it is instrumental only. Therefore, there is a place for listener imaginary.

All in all, this music is very jazzy and rocky illustrative music with psycho cosmic mannerism. I have not found another band like this one yet. I do not know if you all like it but you have to listen to it. GO AND TASTE IT :)

Another PERFECT band from POLAND.

5 stars

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3 stars Second album of Polish progressive nu jazz band is more mature than debut. Musicians combine jazzy winds with synths, electric guitar and acoustic rhythm section. As a result music is synth-based progressive combination of jazz and few rock elements. Sax and trumpet's soloing is almost free-form, but rhythm section gives very rock-like rhythmic structure (sometimes-with help of shredding electric guitar).

Sound is fresh with main accent on experimentation, not composition. As a result there are many new interesting sounds and rhythmic combination, but listener will hardly remember single composition after listening of full album. Producing is also raw, more at the level of demo release.

In all, really interesting, but raw album. Possibly, most experimental progressive nu jazz band from Poland at the time of release. The main problem is material - it often sounds as rehearsals, some sketches, raw blueprints. Many moments are interesting to listen, but whole album doesn't even remind finished work.

Next Robotobibok's album is more matured and better composed and finished for sure (but at the same time - less experimental).

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