Zikkurat — Zikkurat 1997 (Czechoslovakia, Psychedelic/Experimental/Alternative/Punk Rock)

Исполнитель: Zikkurat
Откуда: Czechoslovakia
Альбом: Zikkurat
Год выхода: 1997 (recorded in 1979-1980)
Жанр: Psychedelic/Experimental/Alternative/Punk Rock
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 160.3 МB

This eponymous album is the only one documenting the trio Zikkurat, a very original Czech group. The four tracks included here all come from different concerts held between December 1979 and December 1980. A cross between the space rock jams of Hawkwind and The Fall‘s vitriol, the music is structured in long compositions that often sound like suites of composed fragments and improvised flights. Guitarist Jiří Křivka used many effects, devices such as echo and flanger boxes. The sloppy rhythms and guitar riffs of abrasive first-wave punk meet trippy synthesizers. Autobus displays what the trio could do on its own. Krysař, co-written by Extempore leader Mikoláš Chadima, features guest saxophonist Ota Baláž. This 25-minute track is an exciting moment, the level of energy never drops. It includes a flangerified drums solo and a stop-dead finale. WC Čistící Sůl features Chadima, Petr Dikan on Farfisa organ and Jaroslav Zajpt on guitar for the nosiest piece of the set. Some moments are overstretched and the inbreeding of genres can be disconcerting at first, but Zikkurat made it work. It is mad, trashy, urgent. The recordings sound surprisingly good considering the circumstances (the taping of underground concerts in communist Czechoslovakia). A one-of-a-kind experience for fans of experimental rock.

01. Autobus — 30:46
02. Krysař — 25:45
03. WC Čistící Sůl — 11:20
04. Jsi Mimo — 4:10

Jiří Křivka — guitars, synthesizer, effects, vocals, producer
Vilém Čok — bass, vocals
Tomáš Havrda — drums
Ota Baláž — saxophone (02)
Jaroslav Zajpt — guitar (03)
Miroslav Král — effects (03)
Petr Dikan — Farfisa organ, electronics, effects & percussion (03)
Mikoláš Chadima — saxophone (03)


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