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Blue Effect (Modrý Efekt) - Nová Syntéza [Aka: New Synthesis] CD (album) cover

NOVÁ SYNTÉZA [AKA: NEW SYNTHESIS]

Blue Effect (Modrý Efekt)

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.29 | 71 ratings

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sgtpepper
3 stars Maintaining orchestral ambitions, or more big band?, the band develops the sound to be more melodic and steers away from avantgarde, the instruments are more in accordance and there are actually memorable tracks. Already the first one "Ma hra" has a great inspiring motive with every instrument well thought out and no chaos leaving behind. Listen to more prominent rock instruments and double guitar in the second half of the composition with devilish guitar solo a la fusion McLaughlin. Jazz-rock tendencies continue on the second track.

"Popinavy brectan" is quite close to the American jazz-rock scene even throwing in some blues guitar and funk elements. Jazzy guitar and chords are delicious. The last track tries combining blues and jazz-rock and shows unique position of Hladik sounding like a jazz guitarist. The title track being in the end allows instruments like piano and organ to enter and is the most adventureos track with violin, soft and hard-rocking moments. The electric guitar high-pitched here.

I find this album better than the previous one because of improved compsoitions and presence of direction.

However, the sounds is still quite a few steps away from the classic Blue Effect sound.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |

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