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3 stars Debut of Polish legendary underground band from Wroclaw. It's pity, that for band active and really popular from 1984, their first album was recorded in 1999 and released in 2000 only!

Even more - their debut is live recording of theatrical concert in Wroclaw's Kalambur Theatre (recorded December 12, 1999). As a result, sound quality is far from excellent. Band demonstrates their best abilities - excellent complex drumming, heavy guitar attacks and sax soloing over it. Because of complex dark drumming, dominating over the sound, in many places listener can feel zeuhl Magma-like atmosphere.

From another hand, for decades band's home was theater. And too often on this album you can hear that there isn't usual concert, but live soundtrack to theatrical happening. So don't be shocked when somewhere in the middle of the album you will hear freaky version of " Besame Mucho" , played almost on a klezmer manner with brass and spoken vocals in Polish over it!

Still during all album listener can feel music isn't concentrated and in many moments sound as real soundtrack to the action you can't see. I believe it was great to listen and see band live during such musical happening. And I believe as well best album's songs, recorded in studio, could be excellent material for great studio album. But - we have what we have.

Still good album and great evidence of Polish avant prog. Recommended for avant fans , searching for unusual and obscure recordings, but could be interesting listening for everyone (who will be able to find this very rare release).

snobb | 3/5 |


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