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Blue Effect (Modrý Efekt) - Nová Syntéza 2 [Aka: New Synthesis 2] CD (album) cover


Blue Effect (Modrý Efekt)


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.75 | 85 ratings

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3 stars This was second volume of the band's co-operation with the Czech Radio Jazz Orchestra and as seen already in the addition of electric violin their approach has been here more symphonic than on the first part. Especially in the 22 minute title track we get the full range of orchestral symphonic sound including muttering male choir as well as ample brass arrangements. Everything very nicely blended with rock music though being a bit too sumptuous at times at least for my taste. This was certainly a highlight of East European symphonic rock at the time released and every lover of this sub-genre should be highly fascinated by this record. Apart from the second track which offers a nice guitar solo reminiscent of Santana's more jazzy work the rest of the album pales a bit in comparison with this opus magnum unfortunately though being still very enjoyable.

Not really essential but nevertheless a nice opportunity to get an impression of the more experimental phase of this excellent band. 3,5 stars really!

hdfisch | 3/5 |


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