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Poll Question: The band you like better?
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    Posted: May 09 2008 at 20:23
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Although this instrumental fusion band has been around since 1992, they only released their first album eight years later and, my oh my, was it ever worth the wait! Imagine KING CRIMSON, UK, The MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA and early JEAN-LUC PONTY all rolled into one plus some discrete traditional Japanese references. Powered by the violin, KBB’s music is dynamic, playful, intense and complex, yet melodic and surprisingly accessible. The band includes an exceptional violinist named Akihisa Tsuboy who also plays cellolin and guitar in addition to composing most of the material. The other members are keyboard player Toshimitsu Takahashi, bassist-guitarist Dani and drummer Shirou Sugano. All four musicians are extremely proficient.

Their two albums, “Lost and Found” and “Four Corner’s Sky”, will treat you to some feisty, bombastic passages interspersed with quiet, classical-style piano. The dense use of keyboards may give the music a more symphonic feel than, say, MAHAVISHNU, but the various time signatures within each track, the solid rhythm section, the interesting dialogue between the violin and guitar and the strong compositional contents all provide a variety of aural experiences guaranteed to keep you on your toes. All this blessed with a top-notch production. This is an adventurous, inventive and tightly-knit quartet worth keeping your eyes on. Violin-powered prog fusion doesn’t get much better than this.

Absolutely essential for fans of early PONTY, RETURN TO FOREVER and SPACED OUT.

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The most well-known Polish band in the Seventies! SBB contains a rich variety of influences, which include symphonic prog with intricate and fully orchestrated arrangements. The acoustic guitar adds a very interesting texture. Beauty of the keyboard parts, romantic sonorities of the piano parts and careful, aerial vocal parts brought this group close to PINK FLOYD, CAMEL or GENESIS. Some of their albums were released in West Germany and Czechoslovakia, and they are now active again. "Follow My Dream" and "Welcome" are probably their two best.

The shorthand expression SBB was at first for Silesian Blues Band however later than for Szukaj - Burz - Buduj (Search - Break - Build up).
 
http://www.sbb.pl/sbb/
 
 
 
Two esteemed bands, one older than the other; from two different places on the planet.
A simple thread to bring these bands to your attention, the poll is just for fun.
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2008 at 21:30
GOGOGOGOGO! SBB FOR THE WIN!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2008 at 00:28
I personally listen much more to KBB, damn those Japanese bands are amazing

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2008 at 08:06
Both are 100000 times better than the KGB.Wink
 
Our Polish friends have a Hungarian drummer now.
I have not anyting by KBB yet, but this description is interesting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2008 at 13:10
KBB is unique, by far the most talented Japanese prog group  and devastating musically. SBB is great but uneven, inho.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2008 at 14:22
Originally posted by Norbert

I have not anyting by KBB yet, but this description is interesting.
Oh, you should definitely try it. Start with Four Corners Sky
 
 
 
 
Originally posted by Norbert

Both are 100000 times better than the KGB.Wink
 
Our Polish friends have a Hungarian drummer now.
 
Originally posted by tszirmay

KBB is unique, by far the most talented Japanese prog group  and devastating musically. SBB is great but uneven, inho.
 
Yeah, I can see why you say that with their large discography.
 
What album/s would you both suggest for someone who doesn't know the band, reads this thread and is intrigued to have a listen?
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2008 at 14:55
I'll go for the 70s band, naturally.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2008 at 18:25
Less veteran but more consistent regarding a musical vision - KBB!!!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2008 at 18:31
Originally posted by Norbert

 
I have not anyting by KBB yet, but this description is interesting.
 
I agree with the previous recommendation - their second album "Four Corner's Sky" is the pivotal release in which they turned from the symph-jazz essence of their first album and the totally jazz-prog sturcture of their third album (one of the undisputed best of 2007, IMHO).
Please, people of KBB, don't take another 5 years before releasing the 4th one!!!!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2008 at 00:14
both albums, Four Corner`s Sky and Lost & Found are wonderful, amazing band!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2008 at 10:26
 
As good as KBB are live, SBB by a country mile.
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