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Crossover Prog

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3 stars Enzo Lesic,former keyboardist fof Indexi,formed Spektar in Zagreb,Croatia in 1974.Next year out of nowhere self-titled album appeared on Suzy label.Along with Belgrade's Opus self-titled album Spektar is probably rarest rock based album from former Yugoslavia and retains semi- cult status among local collectioners.Music on this record is a mixed bag.Half of the material have very strong prog-fusion feel to it,other half is pure pop,somewhat undeveloped and at moments even dumb and banal to the core.Spektar I&II are both excellent jazz-rock driven instrumental tunes,Dobri kapetan is full blown prog extravaganza with anti-war message,Pjesmom bih htio da ti kazem is beautiful proggy ballad,although singing is not one of Enzo Lesic strenghts.Listening to these songs one could sense great potential,which,unfortunately ,was never fully realised.After recording album,band essentally disbanded,with Rocco and Brcic reforming it few months later under same name and teaming up with another classically trained keyboardist Neven Franges.This incarnation of Spektar can be heard on Drao Mlinarec's excellent 1976 album "Rodjenje".In subsequent years Enzo Lesic built one of the most succesful producer carrers in music bussines in former Yugoslavia.
ljubaspriest | 3/5 |


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