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4.24 | 49 ratings

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4 stars Debut album from Slovenian band Buldozer is easy and difficult one for reviewer. It is one of these works, when you need to be domestic, or at least to know the place and time where this work was recorded very well. In other case you're missing bigger part of this album ( or even almost all).

And the one can easily find confirmation of my above sentences right here, between other this album reviews. Any reviewer of ex-Yugoslavian origin, with language understanding, valuated this album very high , but always mentioned, that to catch it you need to understand lyrics. And almost all foreigners found just simplistic, blues rock rooted early proto- avant rock there.

My situation is quite unique, because I am foreigner with good understanding of Serbo-Croatian (happily for me this Slovenian band's album is sung on this language, not on their native Slovenian). And even more - I spent almost three years of my life living all around former Yugoslavia, so perfectly understand local (very specific) cultural atmosphere.

So - my vision from position as above: absolutely great album if you know language and (it is important, believe me) that Balkan/Adriatic Slavic way of thinking. All the album is full of domestic folklore humour, which is almost impossible to translate.

Easiest way to imagine what I am speaking about is just to compare this work with great ex-Yugoslavian film director Emir Kusturica works. Just remove from its such important ingredient as Balkan Gypsy culture, and add some European early underground rock element instead.

If you don't know nothing about Kusturica and his movies, than ... imagine early Zappa works, transferred to hot, a bit lazy and very colourful land of South-Eastern Europe.

To be honest, I don't believe someone without language and that culture knowledge could be strongly attracted by this work. But - whenever it is avant-prog, everything is possible. Usually fans of that genre are prepared for very unexpected things . So - try, who knows, may be you will find the way to get what is there under the skin of this album's sound. My evaluation is made from the position of listener, who caught this album's music in full.

snobb | 4/5 |


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