Label: PGP RTB - ZK 50121 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Yugoslavia • Genre: Jazz, Rock • Style: Fusion
Than there was the known patern of Macedonian Leb i Sol that silenced you. Excellent guitar work and soft tones merging with Macedonian melody. Definitly nice combination for a SP. Would recomend it, no question about it. Some bands start out on the weaker, Pop-ish side, but do get better as they mature. Leb I Sol did the opposite. Bursting to the scene with absolutely professional musicianship and flawless compositions on their early albums. Only to drop it altogether and turn into a totally forgettable Pop act following some changes in their line-up before band leader and exceptional guitarist Vlatko Stefanovsku has come to his senses again in recent years.
I can't recall the circumstances, but many decades ago this album has found me in an LP format and became an instant hit. At this stage this band was in the same league with such giants, I kid you not.
Established in Macedonia which was then still a state in the former Yugoslavia, one would not have expected such quality material performed, let alone recorded in that part Spill The Wine - Various - Beat-Club 70II (VHS) the world then. But it did happen. The material here is pure, instrumental Jazz-Rock consisting of shorter compositions that blend together quite nicely.
There are no extended pieces, no stretching out, but somehow such is not missed, either. The most interesting feature here is that one could pay full attention to every note, or just let the album run in the background on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Far from elevator music, it's soft, yet intense and wholesome at the same time working it's magic from beginning to the end. My only reservation is that it's a very short album, but perhaps it's not the artists' fault. Highly recommended, well worth the effort of tracking it down. Review by apps79 Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator. With this album the group epitomized the fact of being one of the best Fusion acts, not only in East Europe, but worldwide.
Stefanovski and his intelligent, stunning guitar work still leads Leb I Sol's fiery yet deeply melodic music, being supported by the nervous electric piano of Koki Dimusevski. The ability of the group to combine the music roots of the country with the rockin' attitude is more than impressive, while some tracks contain also some nice and spacey synth preludes.
The vocal moments are now quite limited, giving more space to solid instrumental interplays and virtuosic deliveries, characterized by odd meters and shifting tempos.
But the music of Leb I Sol had always a deep sense of melody, thus a wide audience always supported the group. This group needs a wider recognition by the public. Highly recommended to all Prog fans. The tunes are pleasant and pleasant is the word as Chronos - LHB* - Legend is nothing groundbreaking here anymore.
Still, it's much better than the Pop-oriented approach that was to follow a few years later - till Vlatko had re-invented himself as one of the most talented guitar players in Prog. Not meaning to be patronizing here, but for a Macedonian band to deliver world class music is quite an achievement. If you care to hear them at their absolute best, check out their previous albums and don't forget to hold your jaw from dropping - that is if you are into Brand X at their best! Review by Mellotron Storm Hogar - Leb I Sol - Ručni Rad Reviewer.
Love this song. The bass is prominant the way I like it too. We get Hate On Me (Sole Channel Remix Feat Mr.
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Vocal melodies around 4 minutes followed by guitar as it becomes more aggressive. So much going on here. Good tune! A solid 4 stars. A scream before 4 minutes as it then kicks in with some passion. I like the guitar here. I like this. I like the drumming and guitar. This is a good album but when comparing it to their previous three it Physical Education - Various - Touched Two pale somewhat in my opinion.
The first four tracks of this concert are exactly as I just described it. All instrumental with chunky bass lines, crisp drumming and guitar over top. It's not until the fifth song "Utrinska Tema" that we get the first vocal track. A popular tune from the band that really moves me. Vocal melodies late. Amazing but too short. This Phantom Pt.II (Soulwax Remix) - Soulwax - Most Of The Remixes Weve Made For Other People Over The Y followed by "Mile Opo Jordanov" which starts slowly but then kicks in with drums around a minute.
Another instrumental in "Ajde Sonce Zajde" follows and it's a killer before we get four straight vocal tracks to end the first album. Up first is "Kumova Slama" which is relaxed as faint vocals join in. The guitar replaces the vocals and leads the rest of the way. This is excellent! I really like the guitar. Vocals are back late. Gotta love the bass in this one. The second album becomes with "Ziva Rana" which is an extended jam with vocals. Lots of tempo shifts in this one. Vocals before a minute.
It's fuller 2 minutes in as the guitar starts to solo. It settles back when the vocals return. Check out the guitar 2 minutes in. Intricate guitar to Hogar - Leb I Sol - Ručni Rad then the tempo picks up. Great sound. Huge bass lines here too. What a fantastic way to end it. Easily 4 stars. Man I enjoyed this recording. I think it's the prominant bass and interesting guitar work that drew me in. There is quite a bit of variety too and vocals.
Nice drum and guitar work here. In fact the guitar provides a light show after 3 minutes. Keys come in. Drums 2 minutes in. So good. Drums and vocals join in.
I like this Hogar - Leb I Sol - Ručni Rad , it's very enjoyable. Drums and guitar follow. It picks up with drums out front. Guitar 3 minutes in. Killer Hogar - Leb I Sol - Ručni Rad. It's the keyboards turn after 5 minutes then the guitar returns 6 minutes in to end it. This is all Hogar - Leb I Sol - Ručni Rad inventive and it sounds really good too. Guitar and piano take turns leading the way. This is a relaxed song with piano,drums and vocals leading.
The bass becomes prominant later on. Clavinet and guitar follow. It gets fuller as contrasts continue. It kicks back in late. Synths wash in then it kicks in to a fuller sound at 2 minutes. Flute comes and goes. Not a fan of this one. A solid 4 stars and a worthy addition to any collection. A very talented band. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved.
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