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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.21 | 76 ratings

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4 stars Hailing from Slovakia this 4-member instrumental band should be included in the list with the biggest and most talented jazz/progressive rock bands...Heavily influenced by MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA the band released their debut album in 1975 under the simplistic name ''Fermata''...And what an album this is!...

The disc kicks off with ''Rumunska rapsodia'', a great jazz/fusion track with a sound very close to AREA,as some parts of it follow the ethnic/fusion vein of the italian band...''Perpetuum II'' comes next and this the most jazzy improvisated track of the album spinning from jazz to hard rock and back with a slight psychedelic edge.Vey good!...''Postavim...'' is the shortest track of all but what about its great musicianship...Very close to the fusion/symphonic sound mostly of CRUCIS and less of FINCH this maybe the best track of all!...''Valcik pre...'' follows and it continues from the point ''Postavim'' stopped...Very fusion CRUCIS-like start ,in the middle it conitinues an excellent but more mellow MAHAVISHNU-like type of jazz/rock and for the end the opening theme returns.Stunning!...And for the closing of the album comes ''Perpetuum III''...And it really sounds like an amazing MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA tribute to my ears...The best moments of MAHAVISHNU,all condesnsed in 11 minutes of great instrumental music...

Not much more to say or write for this excellent Slovakian band,I'll rate their debut between 4 or 4.5 stars and I'll advice everyone of you to just add this one to your collection...It will propably be a very good company for a lot of years to come....

apps79 | 4/5 |


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