Predmestje - Brez Naslova (Vinyl)
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Vinyl reissue 2015 Atlantide
Limited to 300 copies only! When it comes to a fusion of jazz and rock music, most of us connoisseurs look over to England. Canterbury is not only a place, it is a term to define a whole scene and sound in the field of jazzrock. And this scene spawned some magical names, bands and musicians, being carved into the soul of every woman and man who were engaged in jazz and progressive rock music in the 70s. Now we can only wonder how the call of Canterbury reached Yugoslavia, a then totalitarian eastern bloc state. But as music seems to have wings and does not accept any borders, the inspirations arrived and therefore a great scene of bands was born. Among them Slovenians PREDMESTJE, who were formed in 1975 and disbanded in 1982. ‚"Brez naslova‚", originally released in 1977, is the first in a line of four albums and features quite prototypical jazzrock and fusion pieces with a smooth approach, good grooves, really outstanding playing and a magical atmosphere. This type of forward thinking fusion of jazz and rock music shows a tight connection to the style created earlier and around the same time by English acts such as NATIONAL HEALTH, GILGAMESH, SOFT MACHINE or NUCLEUS and even incorporates a few symphonic elements for the good measure. If it was not for the scarce vocal parts that were sung in the band’s native tongue, you could think Mike Ratledge, Elton Dean, Pip Pyle and Hugh Hopper aka SOFT MACHINE were playing here at times. A haunting piece of sophisticated jazz rock that deserves to live on in the hearts of the music lovers.