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5 stars Imagine ELP (Emerson ,Lake & Palmer) only their instruments....are a bit different.. Guitar,bass & drums. Are you sitting down? put Kopecky on.... WWHHHoooaaaa...this is full speed ahead...these three guys..are a blazing... power trio de Luxe....its wondefully different..its full throttle ahead.... if you love ELP (imagine them with guitar) an´you like prog with a new direction.. plenty of (strange) idea´s´...then go get it!! You´re still reading??? GO OUT N O W an buy it!!!
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5 stars Hold on a bit, Buddy, take it easy! I don't have to go and buy it because... ...I already did it! Great album, although Tonny's comparison to ELP is, I hope, only in terms of the number of players in the combo. Gripping both with regard to the nature of compositions and "workmanship". A must-have!
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kev rowland
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4 stars It is always gratifying when I rave over an album to discover that I am not the only one with the same views. Having still not yet recovered from the delights of their debut album which I reviewed last issue, I am now listening to the second album for which they have signed to Cyclops in the UK. Of course, this means that it is readily available so you should all rush out and buy it immediately, if not sooner!

Kopecky are still the brothers Joe, Paul and William although they do have a couple of guest vocalists. Still, that is not to say that this is a songs-based album as such, it is still mostly instrumental. And what compositions these are. William manages to produce some very strange sounds and textures from his fretless bass, while Joe either leads the melody or pins the sound together on guitar while drummer Paul refuses to be left behind in the skill stakes.

This is not background prog, it is music that can never be classified as neo-prog and will appeal to all those who like their music extremely complex, diverse, yet never too challenging. It may be hard work, but it is always a pleasure. Surely this has to be one of the best albums ever to come out of Tolworth, anyone who enjoys prog is missing out if this is not in their collection.

Feedback #59, July 2000

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