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Formed in Nis, Serbia in 2008

The band consists of Dejan Ilijic on piano, Sladjan Milenovic on guitar, Milos Vojvodic on drums and Marko Stojiljkovic on bass. Their web site describes their music as a blend of jazz, classical piano, East European folk music,and just a hint of smooth electronic fusion.

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4.28 | 29 ratings
3.91 | 10 ratings

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 Innate by EYOT album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.91 | 10 ratings

Eyot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars This is the latest album from EYOT the piano driven band from Serbia. Led by pianist Dejan Llijic this four piece band deliver sophisticated music that is at times Classical sounding and jazzy. It does have it's breakouts and even an experimental section but this is subtle and classy music overall, very tasteful.

"Veer" opens with drums and piano, classy stuff. It kicks into a full sound before a minute but then settles back with guitar before going back to the that piano/ drum section. Some reserved guitar joins in as well then it kicks in again before 2 minutes as contrasts continue. The piano is more energetic after 3 minutes as the guitar and drums help out. Check out the guitar 4 minutes in as he adds some fire. It's the bass now before 5 minutes standing out. Cool sound here with piano, I like the intensity.

"Helm" opens with guitar, drums and bass as the piano arrives just before a minute. It settles after2 1/2 minutes then kicks into a fuller sound. It settles after 4 minutes to the end. I like the main piano melody to this song. "Mountain" has these relaxed piano melodies to start sounding beautiful. Silence after 2 minutes then a full sound arrives but it's still laid back. It settles right down again before 3 minutes with piano and guitar expressions. It's full again before 4 minutes with the piano leading the way.

"Perun" opens with guitar as the drums join in then piano. I like how avant it becomes before 3 minutes then the guitar starts to come to the fore. Great sound here. It calms right down before 4 minutes then the piano begins to impress once again. That repetitive piano melody is so good.

"Canon Of Isolation" has these restrained guitar expressions to start as the drums, piano and bass kick in quickly. Soon it's the piano leading the way in this tasteful soundscape. I like how the sound sort of rises and falls in this one as it plays out. Really good! It starts to wind down after 4 minutes.

"Ramonda Serbica" opens with bass and drums before some fast paced piano arrives. Some depth to the sound around 1 1/2 minutes as the guitar solos over top tastefully. A calm before 3 minutes as the piano rises to the top as the drums and bass become quieter. An interesting section as the bass and guitar start to become more upfront.

"Innate" has some energy and power to it as the guitar comes in over top. Oh man, more of this please. The guitar then steps back as the band seems to jam with some intensity. Nice. It comes to a climax after 5 minutes then an almost silent calm of atmosphere ends it.

This was such a pleasure to listen to this past week, I always looked forward to it.

 Innate by EYOT album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.91 | 10 ratings

Eyot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Refreshing new Post Rock from Serbia featuring piano-based instrumentals with roots in both classical, jazz, and Serbian folk musics.

1. "Veer" (6:03) Beautiful song though the second section's piano display gets a little lost and 'separated' from the main group. How awesome would this be with MIDAS FALL's Elizabeth Heaton singing over this! (9/10)

2. "Helm" (4:46) awesome non-piano-based opening takes its time to establish its weave. When piano joins in at 0:50 mark, the song is ready to just keep cruisin'. Very jazz familiar. And great lead melody from the piano. (9/10)

3. "Mountain" (5:08) delicate, almost GEORGE WINSTON/CLAUDE DEBUSSY-like solo piano intro, no other instrument joins in until the 2:06 mark. My favorite song on the album. (9.5/10)

4. "Perun" (5:32) sounds like it could come from the soundtrack to a modern-day dystopian episode of Charlie Brown/Peanuts! (8/10)

5. "Canon Of Insolation" (4:48) opens with guitar effects before very solid Post Rock rhythm and weave establishes itself. Very nice work from all instrumentalists: great flow, restraint, and proficiency. Probably the best song on the album (as opposed to my favorite). Debussy-like piano solo in middle is my favorite part. (9.5/10)

6. "Ramonda Serbica" (7:07) great jazz opening before classical-sounding piano joins. Then distorted pedal wah electric guitar presents with its creepy fade and slide and echoed notes. Interesting. (8.5/10)

7. "Innate" (5:46) sounds very much like a jam in continuation of previous song. Very like Reine Fiske's collaborations with Ståle Storløkken's ELEPHANT9. Nice bass play. Nice ending to the album! (9/10)

A near-masterpiece of jazz- and classically-tinged Post Rock progressive rock music.

 Innate by EYOT album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.91 | 10 ratings

Eyot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Chalcobalt

4 stars Serbian group playing progressive jazz rock with a overriding classical touch due to the extensive amounts of the lead instrument piano. The piano is driving the swaying melodies but the bass and guitar play is way more sophisticated than simple background chording, they usually explore their own melody lines for a truly broad and complex sound wall. It is by no means overwhelming of power, but rather subtle where each song are built up to crescendos, just to fall back into lower energy levels. Drumming is a case on its own, intricately setting the pace with originality and inventiveness. A beautiful and dynamic instrumental album filled with emotion, great composition and plenty of distinct moods.
 Similarity by EYOT album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.28 | 29 ratings

Eyot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Approgximation

5 stars Eyot is the 4-man Serbian ensemble crowning a multi-award wining combination that music speaks widely for it's self. Founded as recently as 2008, they have quickly amasses a noble reputation holding a high regard of appraisal. Their third album Similarity from 2014 graciously felt like a transport mechanism to the 'bygone' smoky-bar-room era of sparkly contemporary brass-string Jazz movements, sporting its style in a crisp, rich manner that effectively classifies itself among the overall album content. Though the Jazz aspect dominates the scene as its intended expression, it still gets a fine collaboration of etheric and futuristic sounds from Milenovic to establish almost a Post-Neo modern take. Milenovic seems to get the pacified arena worked up with an array of eerie and spacey measure. Track-2 'Druids' soon makes addition of finely sprinkled Post Rock and 'Mild-Hard Rock' essence in an 'echoy' air, allowing the Jazz to hold its form and that crisp clarity. Even Ilijic's Prog Jazz signature that comes thru on occasion feels contemporary and intentional. Stojiljkovic's bass lines are also a truly classic entwined with signature lines. May bands arrange for a small bass note to vibrate thru, but Stojiljkovic plays a fantastic set clearly audible and well stated stance. Vojvodic's take on the Classic Jazz Drumming scope is something to behold, with fantastic arrangements to simple mood. This fine instrumental album is by no means a complication of matters generally involved with Prog or a unique collection of sound tools which interprets that unique does not necessarily constitute a complex heavy arrangement that can emerge from inventive or improvisational setups. Although Similarity does listen like an arrangement of eight tales in (large) variation, no track complimenting the previous or the next, the emotions are still warm and committed. Ilijic's small nuances with the keys on 10.41 minute track-4 'Similarity' makes the listen personal, like when you have that urge to increase your monitor levels a 'little' more to appreciate the fine technicality. It does sound fantastic louder. All instruments are meticulously (mathematically) played in a variety of styles from classic to contemporary to modern?. Am I feeling a taint of future here, The Chalmun's 'Mos Eisley' Cantina? I'd like to think so. I felt it the four times the album was listened to, evolving with fresh content along side the Jazz. Eyot makes a bold statement about its intent, but does not attempt to barrage or hammer-home its distinctively classy form. Absorbing the rewarding experience of Similarity is one different in the way you would expect normally associated with absorbing high value audio, one is left with a quality reminiscing of classic jazz worked with a modernity. I loved this work. ~Approgximation~ ~ProgNational~
 Similarity by EYOT album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.28 | 29 ratings

Eyot Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by LearsFool
Collaborator Post/Math Rock Team

5 stars Some wonderful rock played jazz style. Eyot have made some neat, smooth rock by adding piano and playing like the Softs, and that alone makes it a great album. On top of that, though, there is also viola on "Druids" and brass on the wonderful closer "Blessing". They and the ten minute long title track stand as the best songs on the record. A lot of different directions and sounds are explored just with the guitar/bass/drums/piano combo already, and it is the bass as much as the guitar that really carries this piece. Just plain enjoyable, just plain good. Recommended to all fans of rock, this is what truly new and great rock can sound like in our current age.
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