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3.55 | 19 ratings | 2 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bos? / Barefeet (2:24)
2. Tenk? led / Thin Ice (3:46)
3. Kovbojsk? / Cowboy Song (4:12)
4. Oko / Eyes (3:38)
5. Usi / Ears (8:27)
6. Strach / Fear (3:18)
7. Pot / Stress (5:13)
8. Řeka / River (4:03)
9. Ticho / Silence (5:09)

Total Time 39.00

Line-up / Musicians

- Miroslaw Wanek / guitar, percussion, keyboards, tambourine, vocals
- Jindra Dolansk? / tenor sax, vocals
- Petr B?hm / drums, percussion
- Radek Podvěsk? / guitar, vocals
- Jan Čejka / bass, vocals
- Jakub Hořej?? / French horn
- L?d'a Kozderka / trumpet
- Jiri Čerha / vocals, chorus choir
- Zuzana Hanzlov? / vocals, chorus choir

Releases information

CD/MC Indies MG 1999 - CZ
CD Skoda 1999 - USA
LP, Nikt Nic Nie Wie, PL, 2009

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UZ JSME DOMA Usi (Ears) ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(72%)
Good, but non-essential (11%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
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UZ JSME DOMA Usi (Ears) reviews

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Review by Sean Trane
3 stars 3.5 stars really!!!

UJD's last 90's album and last with original saxman Jindra Dolanski, Usi (translated to ears) comes with an hilarious artwork representing ears as humans and what would be the inner gatefold illustration of the group's very peculiar perception of that organ's anatomy. Indeed Vetisek's arts never seem out of inspiration, especially that this is the first time I see that ugly green jewel case CD tray, that somehow fits very well the pink and green drawings. Aside from esthetics, this album's aesthetics are definitely also preserved abs Usi proves to be yet another worthy UJD album, and maybe even my "fave" (relatively speaking since I never got much into this band) with PZZ.

One of the improvements is that there are a few "songs" catchy and hum-able enough to make the album less arduous a listen. Indeed, Kovbojska (cowboy) reminds me of a Noir Désir hymn and Oko is a rather excellent follow-up with scat vocals. Both short and jumpy/happy, Strach is a great track. Unfortunately other uneven tracks like the title one, fail to bring even more maturity into this album as it is extremely intrusive (thrash-like) in its first part, but settling down much better in its vocal passages second part and frankly impressive call and response (vocals version the brass section) in its third movement and very hum-able in the finale. However the lengthy almost math-rock Pot and its follow-up Reka (in spite of an interesting chorus choir) of a lesser interest, mostly due to the useless virtuoso show-off.

While a bit short and not really their most complex, I'd suggest Usi as an introduction to this band, precisely because of the catchier music cleverly hidden throughout this album. Nt that this album would be anymore essential than others from the group and certainly no more than the rest of the numerous album of the "genre".

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4 stars This album was my introduction to UJD, and because of it I've gone back and picked up all their albums before and since. What struck me about it was that it was so completely *different* from anything I'd heard before. Not exactly in a RIO sort of way, although that is there on this album to som ... (read more)

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