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KASEKE

Jazz Rock/Fusion • Estonia


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Kaseke biography
Short-lived but great prog-fusion band, in fact the finest ever to come out of Estonia. They started off in 1980 as a punk band called PROPELLER, soon becoming the voice of teenage angst. That, however, made the Soviet authorities nervous who caught up to them and immediately banned the group. Gathering some of the best prog musicians from RUJA such as guitarist Ain Varts, among others, the guys quickly reformed as KASEKE and released an EP in 1981. Then a new line-up led by jazz keyboardist Tonu Naissoo emerged that made them one of the best fusion projects in the country. Other newcomers included two IN SPE members, namely keyboard player Erkki-Sven Tüür and guitarist Riho Sibul. A full LP, released in 1983, prominently featured Sibul' and Ain Varts' twin guitar duelling which became KASEKE's trademark.

The band unfortunately split up in 1984 but a recent CD, comprising all tracks from both LP and EP, attests to this outfit's extraordinary talent, skill and energy. It features sensuous, varied instrumental prog pieces with a powerful rhythm section, four keyboards, one synthesizer, some bass and drums and of course, two incendiary guitars. Most tracks begin frantically and the pace never seems to let up, the music criss-crossing between jazz rock and 70's hard rock with thick, Hackett/Jeff Beck-like distorted guitars duelling and sawing through the keyboards. Their style is crisp and clean, uplifting, one would say almost radio friendly. Most amazing, these 20-year old compositions sound as fresh as new.

Highly recommended if you're thirsty for some vibrant prog fusion of the finest quality.

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3.00 | 6 ratings
Poletus
1983

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4.09 | 8 ratings
Põletus / Sõnum
2000

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3.03 | 6 ratings
Sõnum
1981

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 Sõnum by KASEKE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1981
3.03 | 6 ratings

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Sõnum
Kaseke Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by snobb
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3 stars Debut EP from Estonian band Kaseke. Young guys, started as punk-band Propeller, which was disbanded under Soviet authorities pressure, returned back with excellent jazz-fusion (ok, without vocals, so lyrics wasn't problem anymore).Just four songs, 15 minutes - but very tasteful and well balanced fusion, on a best traditions of such bands as Fermata. No soloists, but professional combination of keyboards, soft, but energetic electric guitar and flute, strong melodies, good sound balance.

The band released just one studio album later, and was disbanded again. But what they left is perfect examples of Estonian jazz fusion on it's best.

P.S. Some years later this EP both together with their only studio album were released as one CD.

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3.03 | 6 ratings

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Kaseke Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by apps79
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3 stars Short-lived yet very succesful jazz/prog band of the former Soviet Union,with connections to excellent prog-folk outfit ''Ruja''.Actually KASEKE were found out of the ashes of the punk-rock band ''Propeller'',featuring mostly members of ''Ruja''.When ''Propeller''s career stopped,some of the members formed KASEKE in autumn of 1980.The original line-up lasted only for a few months,as drummer Ivo Varts left to join the Soviet Army,but the arrival of keyboardist Tony Naissoo brought dramatic changes to the band's style,as it can be heard on their EP ''Sonum'' of 1981.

''Sonum'' consists of four short tracks woth a total running time of 15 minutes,yet it is a decent sample of what KASEKE's music was all about.The main characteristic of their sound is the excellent balance of all instruments and the changing tempos.There are plenty of melodic guitars of nice inspiration by Ain Varts ,an ingredient of most of East-European jazz bands,surrounded by the beautiful keys and the electric piano parts of Naissoo.Some parts of this work remind me a lot of LEB I SOL,FERMATA and even BRAND X.There is also plenty of stops and take-offs throughout compositions,as well as plenty of room for soloing to most of the members:from the tasteful keyboards and the elaborate guitars to even to the awesome flute parts of Peeter Malkov.The overall sound is extremely well-crafted and polished and ''Sonum'' could easily please any fan of the typical late-70's/early-80's fusion/prog scene with its delicate musicianship.

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 Põletus / Sõnum by KASEKE album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2000
4.09 | 8 ratings

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Põletus / Sõnum
Kaseke Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Greger
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4 stars When I first heard the re-releases of the HORIZONT albums on the Russian Boheme Music label I was totally blown away by these forgotten jewels. This time it's an amazing Estonian band called KASEKE whose two releases (The EP "Sõnum" from 1983 and the LP "Põletus" from 1981) are now re-mastered and re-released on one CD through the same label.

KASEKE are playing 70's influenced instrumental progressive jazz-fusion with some avant- garde and RIO (Rock In Opposition) influences. There are some brief reminiscences to EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, FINNFOREST, GENESIS, HAIKARA, KING CRIMSON, and YES, but most of all they have their own original style. They are all magnificent musicians. On five of the thirteen tracks you can hear one of Estonia's leading jazz pianists, Tonu Naissoo, play keyboards.

This is one of the better releases lately, and I hope that Boheme Music will continue their search for these forgotten jewels, because this is a real progressive masterpiece that you can listen to over and over again.

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Põletus / Sõnum
Kaseke Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by johnson

5 stars this cd is compilation of an LP and EP released by melodija in 81 and 83. the sounds that you will hear on this CD are super-modern in consideration that these tracks are nearly 25 years old. I personally love the EP (the last 4 tracks on this CD) where Tõnu Naissoo is on the keyboards. I think these tracks alone, are worth to get this cd if you cant get the vinyls. five stars!

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Kaseke Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Steve Hegede
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4 stars KASEKE is considered Estonia's finest progressive-fusion band. They started playing around 1980, and released their only full-length album in 1983 (which quickly became a collector's item). Their style of fusion is clean, and influenced mostly by the late-seventies American-fusion scene. In fact, many tracks here have a radio-friendly sound. Yet the music has a subtle complexity to it that will appeal to prog fans more so than the casual jazz listener. The thing that struck me, while listening to Kaseke, was that the band sounded incredibly modern. I would have never guessed that most of the music came out in 1983. Even the keyboards sound like that came out of the factory around 1998. And the keyboardists (there are several that play on the album) remind me a bit of Jordan Rudess's work on the LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT albums. The keyboard playing is not as complex, of course, but the choice of notes are similar to Jordan's. The listener will also notice the nice dual-guitar work by Ain Varts, and Riho Sibul who are known in Europe for their skills. Overall, this CD will please most progressive-fusion/jazz fans. Don't expect Iceberg #2, but the music here is of high quality.

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 Sõnum by KASEKE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1981
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Kaseke Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by loserboy
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3 stars Instrumental progressive rock fusion from Estonia with truely authentic sound ranging from Jazz (aka UZEB) to classic rock (aka DEEP PURPLE) to classic prog (KING CRIMSON). Essentially "Poletus" (Burning) was their first album released back in 1981 with "Sönum" representing their EP, released in 1983. Instrumentally songs are aggressive but quite comprehensible with great instrumental interplay and diverse time changes. Immediately recognizable is their twin guitarists Riho Sibul (Ex-IN SPE) & Ain Vapts, and the magical flute of Peeter Malkov who brings a certain balanced dimension to this music. Keyboards are contributed throughout by a number of different members who all compliment the album with solid performances throughout. For those who like their prog jazzy and full of fusion elements will most certainly dig KASEKE's music.

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