Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Bohemia ‎– "Zrnko Písku" (Panton ‎– 11 0699) 1978

Oh Alright then!
Here's the sole album of progressive Jazz Rock Fusion.from Czech-Prog super group, Bohemia.
Made up of Jan Kubík (ex-Flamengo), Lešek Semelka (ex-Blue Effect), Michal Pavlíček (ex-Expanze), Vladimír Guma Kulhánek (ex-Flamengo), Jan Hála and Pavel Trnavský (ex-Expanze) i'm told.
The music is standard Jazz Rock in the tradition of, dunno?...Return To Forever? Etc.
The tracks get rather funky at some point, but the singer.....the singer!
Thats the trouble with these eastern european records, their language doesn't suit rock and soul music whatsoever.
I've said this before, to some amusement I may add, that the Lingua Franca of 20th century popular music is, undeniably, English.As for Opera its Italian. 
Instrumentally this album is rather good, but rather spoiled by those harsh sounding words and those harsher, rasping vocals.


1.Chór Minulých Nohou V Průchodu „Pasáž” 7:16
2.Zátiší Peronních Lístků 6:32
3.Sen O Snu 5:56
4.Horké Letní Stmívání 9:14
5.Milenci Před Pollockovým Obrazem 7:24


Sajad said...
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northfieldhat said...

LOQ (laugh out quietlly), you originally typed "Bohemis", and I couldn't find it anywhere....

northfieldhat said...

They should do a reunion album called "n Rhapsody".

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yep, A is next to S on the qwerty keyboard.....its reassuring to hear there is no band called Bohemis anywhere....that means i can use it as my fake czech prog project.